With almost 100,000 residents, Lakeview is one of Chicago's most populated and sought-after neighborhoods. Lakeview is located four miles North of Chicago's Loop. Its proximity to downtown makes this location ideal for anyone seeking a quick and easy commute from their Lakeview apartment rental. This dynamic neighborhood also offers an endless variety of restaurants, shops, bars and clubs. While having a plethora of entertainment options, Lakeview apartments for rent are generally more affordable than neighboring Lincoln Park. Lakeview locals love that the tree-lined residential streets are just steps to bustling commercial areas.
The Lakeview neighborhood is so large that Chicagoans divide it into several different sub-neighborhoods. Wrigleyville apartments for rent are available in the area surrounding Wrigley field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Wrigleyville, the northern part of Lakeview (bordering Buena Park), is home to tons of sports-themed bars and restaurants that are packed year-round. Notable hot spots in the area include the Cubby Bear (a three-story bar/club filled with Cubs memorabilia) and the Metro (a live music venue).
Lakeview East hugs the shores of Lake Michigan featuring picturesque parks, tennis courts, picnic areas, jogging paths and marinas. Lakeview apartments for rent in this area feature a endless variety of flats, courtyard buildings, mid-rise and sophisticated luxury high-rises along Lake Shore Drive. Bars, shops, clubs and restaurants are abundant here. The Vic Theater is a popular East Lakeview music venue. The area also features easy access to Lake Michigan and nearby Lincoln Park.
West Lakeview, the area West of Racine Ave, is the part of Lakeview bordering Roscoe Village and North Center. While this area is a bit quieter with more of a residential feel, there are plenty of options for food, shopping and night life! Located in West Lakeview, Southport corridor apartment rentals are near the street of the same name Southport which is a Mecca of shops, casual dining, spas and taverns. Patrons to the area can catch an independent movie at the Music Box Theatre or live music at Schuba's. Lakeview apartment rentals in this specific area tend to be two bedrooms and larger based on the abundance of two and three flats that dominate these tree-lined streets.
Most any Lakeview apartment for rent is extremely convenient to public transportation. Buses are plentiful every few blocks. There are also many Red, Brown and Purple train line stops throughout the neighborhood at Diversey, Wellington, Belmont, Addison, Sheridan, Southport and Paulina. If you are thinking about a Lakeview apartment rental you might be specifically interested in Wrigleyville or nearby Lincoln Park or Buena Park.