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The Lakeview Chicago neighborhood offers plenty for those looking to rent an apartment: punk music clubs, Blackwood BBQ, retro diners, fitness centers, Wrigley Field, nightlife and Boystown Chicago all converge. Lakeview apartments can be found in every conceivable size, floor plan, shape and vintage. In 2017, 79% of the Lakeview apartments for rent listed on Domu were less than $2500 per month for all unit types (studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom). This provides a greater selection of more cheap Lakeview apartments for rent than Lincoln Park located to the south. For the same year, Lakeview apartment listings on Domu included about 8% studio apartments for rent, 29% were 1 bedroom apartments, 40% were 2 bedroom and 22% were 3 bedroom apartments. Lakeview apartments are easily the best option for range of monthly rent, selection and location.
It’s bounded by Uptown to the north, Lincoln Park to the south, Lincoln Square, North Center and Roscoe Village to the west and Lake Michigan forms its eastern edge. The ‘L’ Red Line, Purple Line and Brown Line trains make stops throughout Lakeview at six separate stations, and numerous CTA bus routes operate in the neighborhood. The six 'L' stations in Lakeview consist of: Wellington (Purple and Brown Lines), Sheridan (Red Line only), Paulina (Brown Line only), Belmont (Purple, Red and Brown Lines), Addison/Wrigley (Red Line only), Southport (Brown Line only).
There are six recognized neighborhoods within Lakeview: North Halsted, Boystown, South East Ravenswood, Lakeview East, Graceland West and Wrigleyville.
Lakeview Chicago is often associated its most famous landmark, Wrigley Field. The ballpark at the corner of Addison and Clark has created a micro-neighborhood, aptly named Wrigleyville Chicago, out of the surrounding taverns and restaurants. Aside from the boisterous street scene during the days and nights when baseball, concerts or other events are happening at Wrigley, Lakeview has much more to offer residents. Boystown Chicago represents a large section of Lakeview and is home to one of the nations largest LGBTQ community areas. The geographic boundaries of Boystown Chicago are generally considered to be Broadway or Lake Michigan to the east, Sheffield to the west, Wellington Ave to the south and Irving Park Road to the north.
Lakeview has a plethora of things to do, ranging from its nearly 2-mile stretch of lakefront to its friendly restaurants, lively theaters and concert venues. Lakeview Chicago is home to the trendy shopping district along the Southport Corridor, where high end retail and boutique shops mingle with restaurants and cafes. The iconic Music Box Theater is a great place to catch arthouse films or classic cinema. The Vic, another old school theater, is great for concerts or their signature Brew n’ View screenings of cult classic movies.
When searcing for Lakeview apartments be aware that this is a very large neighborhood. At more than 3 square miles and a 2015 population of 98,000, Lakeview Chicago is the most populated of all of the Chicago neighborhoods. The zip codes for Lakeview are mostly 60657 and 60613.
History in Lakeview
Notorious bank robber and Public Enemy No. 1 John Dillinger had a brief romance with Evelyn "Billie" Frechette. Billie's sister had a Lakeview apartment at 3512 N Halsted St where Dillinger would often go to hide from the authorities.