Welcome to Lakeview
Vibrant. Eclectic. The Quintessential Chicago Neighborhood.
Lakeview is one of the most sought-after communities in the Chicago region. Just minutes north of downtown, Lakeview’s vibrant streets are home to some of Chicago’s best culture, shopping, and dining. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of “off-Loop” theaters in the Belmont Theater District, the perfect day of shopping in the Southport Corridor, and an incredible variety of indie businesses on Lincoln Avenue. Join us spring through fall as we celebrate our community at our outdoor festivals, farmers markets, summer concerts, and other community events. Embrace the winter months as we gather in warm theaters and restaurants with friends and neighbors. Or, turn down our side streets to stroll tree-lined residential blocks with lush parkway gardens, home to many families attracted to our neighborhood’s outstanding schools. Whether you’re a local, a regular visitor, or someone discovering Lakeview for the first time, there are plenty of experiences to enjoy time and time again.
Explore Our Business Districts
- The Southport Corridor, easily accessible via the CTA Brown Line and a short walk from Wrigley Field, is a go-to regional destination for the perfect day of shopping. This street is full of local charm, offering an eclectic mix of clothing and accessory boutiques, salons and spas, trendy restaurants, and family hot spots. Its diverse visitors enjoy an elevated experience with a small town feel in a big city environment.
- The Lincoln Hub is one of the city’s best kept secrets. Its approachable and quaint atmosphere appeals to creative individuals and explorers, while the abundance of home-grown businesses and its loyal local customers contribute to its authenticity. A variety of home design and furnishing shops along with entertainment options such as the Athenaeum Theatre attract visitors from across the region. Both locals and visitors alike enjoy the local dining and drinking options.
- The Paulina Station District is conveniently connected to downtown with easily-accessible public transportation, and is known for its lovable main-street character that attracts families and young professionals alike. The district is home to a variety of unique shops, like the iconic Chicago Music Exchange, as well as Chicago institutions offering vintage charm, such as Dinkel’s Bakery and Paulina Market. Locals are proud of the area’s creative identity and the success of the growing number of locally-owned, independent businesses.