Lakeview Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
For those looking for options that appeal to a broad range of lifestyles, the Lakeview community may be a match. Four miles north of Chicago’s Loop, Lakeview offers a vast landscape of cuisines and cultures, sizzling nightlife and plentiful shops. Lakeview is also home to the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field. Its many bars and restaurants are always full, especially so during baseball season.
Less than one block from vibrant commercial areas, visitors will find beautifully maintained tree-lined streets, with attractive homes in a mix of architectural styles – no doubt one reason for Lakeview’s popularity.
A second reason for its popularity is the less-expensive housing, slightly cheaper than neighborhoods nearer the Loop. Lakeview is a very young neighborhood, with much of its population under 30; in 2000, the population numbered 94,817 residents, making it the second largest Chicago community by population.
Lakeview encompasses two popular districts: Wrigleyville and Boystown. Named for Wrigley Field, Wrigleyville is the formerly working-class neighborhood surrounding it, featuring some low-rise brick buildings and houses with rooftop bleachers referred to as Wrigley Rooftops, where fans can watch baseball games or concerts.
Chicago’s gay district is known as Boystown. This area caters to Chicago nightlife, featuring more than 60 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The annual Chicago Pride Parade, one of the largest gay pride parades in the nation, takes place here.
Lakeview East is notable for its Jewish population and three synagogues. Historic churches include Lakeview Presbyterian Church and Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church offers one of the largest alternate lifestyle-welcoming congregations authorized by a diocese in the US.
Transportation is easy via the Ravenswood El Red, Purple and Brown lines and CTA buses.