Lakeview encompasses several smaller areas each with a different feeling about it and spans from Belmont Harbor on the east to Ashland Avenue on the west. Modern residential developments have recently come available while single-family homes and other apartment buildings are still present throughout. Lakeview as a whole is well known for its proximity to the lake and a wide range of social options.
Lakeview’s central strips are alive with some of the most charming restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques in Chicago.
The abundance of bike trails, parks, beaches, restaurants and theaters give Lakeview residents plenty to do on weekends. Rollerbladers, bike riders, and power walkers flock to Belmont Harbor and Diversey Driving Range. Dog lovers can enjoy the sunshine with their four-legged friends at Montrose Beach. Between the multitude of options on Belmont and Clark Streets, there isn't a type if cuisine you won't find. Sushi or grilled cheese at 3am? Lakeview's got it. In the summertime, Lakeview is host to an abundance of street festivals featuring live music and a wide variety of vendors.
Lakeview residents who drive have easy access to Lakeshore Drive. The brown, red, and purple line trains all run through Lakeview, giving commuters direct access to the downtown Loop, Northwestern University, DePaul University, and the northern suburbs. Lakeview is also a very walkable area.