Last year, MONEY Magazine ranked the best places to live in American and included big-city neighborhoods for the first time. Chicago’s Lakeview earned a top spot as one of the best neighborhoods in a major city. It was the only Chicago neighborhood to make the list.
MONEY noted the median household income of nearly $80,000 and median home values of almost $350,000 as reasons for its ranking. Many residents say what they like best about Lakeview include the Belmont Theater District as well as easy access to Lake Michigan, area golf courses, parks, Wrigley Field or the Boystown district which is Chicago’s largest gay and lesbian community. The high-priced rental market and Wrigleyville on game days were the area’s major cons.
The Lakeview neighborhood is bordered by Uptown to the north, Lincoln Park on the south, Lake Michigan to the east and by North Center/Roscoe Village to the west.
Lakeview is a large community that consists of many smaller sub-neighborhoods including Belmont Harbor, the aforementioned Boystown and Wrigleyville and others.
The population of Lakeview is nearly 100,000 and is more than 80% white overall. It’s the preferred location for the post-collegiate crowd and many households consist and young couples and singles.
Lakeview provides residents and visitors a wide variety of attractions including a stretch of Lincoln Park, Wrigley Field, Belmont Harbor, great parks and more as well as many restaurants and bars that cater to a younger crowd.
If you’d like to learn more about buying or renting a home in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, contact Terri McAuley who is one of Chicago’s top real estate agents.
By: Terri McAuleyChicago Condos for Sale
“Chicago’s Luxury Condo Specialist”