Lake View

Lake View spans a large area north of Lincoln Park along Lake Michigan. It's also where The Crotty Group is located! Situated on Chicago's north side, it encompasses a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own unique character. 


  • Lakeview East:  Lakeview East offers a mix of residential charm and lively commercial hubs along Broadway and Clark Street. The area along Lake Michigan offers scenic views and recreational opportunities including Belmont Harbor, the lakefront trail, and a public 9-hole golf course. It's a great choice for those seeking an active and vibrant lifestyle.


  • Wrigleyville:  Home to the historic Wrigley Field, Wrigleyville is a sports lover's paradise. During baseball season, the neighborhood comes alive with sports bars, restaurants, and an energetic nightlife scene. It's a close-knit community with a unique energy, especially on game days.


  • Northalsted/Boystown:  Northalsted/Boystown is the heart of Chicago's LGBTQ+ community and is known for its welcoming atmosphere and rainbow crosswalks. This neighborhood hosts the annual Pride Parade and offers a diverse range of bars, clubs, and cultural events. Northalsted/Boystown is the country’s oldest official LGBTQ+ neighborhood.


  • Central Lakeview:  Central Lakeview is a dense residential area that includes the Belmont Red Line stop and the area directly southwest of it. It features a mix of brick and stone single-family homes and 2, 3, and 4 flats that mostly date back to the early 1900s and 1920s. The Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital campus takes up a large chunk of the non-residential real estate, as well as many shops and restaurants along the main streets.


  • Southport Corridor:  Just west of Wrigleyville, the Southport Corridor is known for its charming tree-lined streets, boutique shops, and thriving dining scene. It offers a blend of classic and modern, making it a desirable choice for residents who appreciate a blend of urban and suburban living.


  • West Lakeview:  West Lakeview is less dense than some of the neighborhoods to the east, and includes a mix of single-family homes, low-rise apartment buildings, and classic Greystones from the mid-twentieth century, as well as the bustling commercial areas along Ashland and Lincoln Avenues. It's a great option for families and individuals seeking a quieter environment while still having easy access to the amenities of Lake View. 


Lake View as a whole is characterized by its diverse population, excellent public transportation options, and a thriving cultural scene. It's home to various theaters, music venues, and art galleries, making it a hub for cultural enthusiasts. The neighborhood's proximity to Lake Michigan also provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities and scenic views. Whether you're looking for a vibrant atmosphere, lakefront living, sports excitement, or a tranquil escape, Lake View has something for everyone.


Places of interest: Wrigley Field, Gallagher Way, Northalsted/Boystown, Southport Corridor, Alta Vista Terrace District, The Vic Theatre, Belmont Harbor, Graceland Cemetery, Briar Street Theater, Mercury Theater, Metro Chicago, Schubas, Laugh Factory, Chicago Music Exchange, St. Alphonsus Church, The Bagel, Friar Tuck, Wood, Half Shell, Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, Tango Sur, Chilam Balam, Dear Margaret, The Chicago Diner, Roscoe's, Sidetrack, Bobby Love's, The North End, Sheffield's Wine & Beer Garden, MFK, Ella Elli, Little Goat Diner, Wang's, Nisei Lounge, Casey Moran's, Underground Lounge.

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