Lakeview condos are located in one of the best-known communities in all of Chicago.
Lakeview is a “destination” neighborhood. Newcomers to the city as well as many long-time Chicago residents gravitate to Lakeview to live, work and enjoy the community’s plentiful offerings of entertainment, dining, shopping and more.
Lakeview condos range from studios on the many neighborhood side streets to luxury penthouses along Lake Shore Drive. At the time of this update, prices for condominiums range from the low $100Ks to more than $2 million for a high-end penthouse property along the lake.
Boundaries for Lakeview are generally recognized as Irving Park Road on the north, Diversey Parkway on the south, Ravenswood Avenue on the west and Lake Michigan on the east.
Lakeview is a neighborhood of above-average per capita income and a high amount of ethnic and social diversity. Lakeview is home to Boystown, a gay “village” and the first in the country to be officially recognized as such by a municipality. Boystown is marked by tall, rainbow-colored pylons several blocks apart on North Halsted Street.
Bookstores, restaurants, boutiques, bars, music clubs and retail stores line the major thoroughfares of Lakeview. The sidewalks are typically filled with people at most hours of the day and night. But without doubt, the biggest and most well-known attraction in Lakeview is Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team.
A sports-lovers paradise, Wrigley Field was built in 1914 (called at that time Weegham Park), only two years after Fenway Park in Boston, which is currently the nation’s oldest. While some may decry the old-fashioned nature of Wrigley Field, it is also beloved by incalculable numbers of fans for that very reason.
The area around Wrigley Field is now informally called Wrigleyville. A large number of shops and eating/drinking establishments are near the ball park to cater to the pre-game and post-game crowds. Many baseball traditionalists (and a fair number of neighborhood residents) opposed the installation of lights for night games at Wrigley Field in 1988. Until that time, the Cubs were the only team that could not play home games at night.
Lakeview’s neighbors are Lincoln Park to the south, Uptown to the north and North Center to the west. Of course, directly east is Lake Michigan, but before anyone gets his or her feet wet while heading in that direction, they’d first encounter the lakefront park and its immensely popular recreation path, always teeming with walkers, bikers and in-line skaters.
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