A hip, energetic neighborhood for Chicago’s up and comers, the Wrigleyville and Lakeview areas offer easy access to sporting events, nightlife, shopping, dining and more. Properties and apartments in Lakeview are highly sought-after for the neighborhoods’ historic charm, easy going atmosphere and quick access to the Loop and other city attractions via public transit. In Wrigleyville, baseball fans will enjoy the energy of summer ballgames at one of the most historic sports arenas in the United States, Wrigley Field. For true sports fans and people who enjoy an energetic, casual nightlife, Wrigleyville is a great place to call home.
The majority of the housing in the Lakeview/Wrigleyville is found in low-rise buildings, consisting of single family homes, two-four flat apartments, and small apartment buildings. There are a few high-rise options, though mostly closer to the lake. While there isn’t a tremendous difference in the style of living between Lakeview and Lincoln Park, Lakeview tends to have cheaper rent when it comes to comparable properties, due to the greater distance to the central business district.
Getting around in Lakeview is fairly simple with the amount of public transportation available to you. The Red line stops at Belmont and Addison, and the Brown line makes multiple stops through the area at Diversey, Wellington, Pauline and Addison. Buses run down most of the major streets as well, giving you a little more flexibility in planning your trip. Taxi cabs are also readily available due to the abundance of local eateries and drinking establishments.
It’s not just the sheer number of restaurants in Lakeview that make dining in this neighborhood so great; it’s also the variety of cuisines you have to select from. From Middle Eastern to Tapas; there is something for every palate along Clark Street. As you get closer to Wrigley Field, there seems to be a bar & grill every 100 feet, notable favorites being Yak-Zies, Dimo's and DMK Burger. One of the awesome features of Chicago is the amount of BYOB establishments throughout the city. There is a strong concentration of these in Lakeview, with Tango Sur, an Argentinean Steak house and Miss Asia, a Pan-Asian favorite.
The Lakeview/Wrigleyville area is host to a significant portion of the Chicago Marathon, numerous arts festivals, market days, and the Lakeview Garden Walk. At the lakefront you’ll find Belmont Harbor, a haven for Chicago’s boating enthusiasts. Residents have easy access to local music venues like The Vic. The neighborhood is known as being home to one of Chicago’s biggest attractions, Wrigley Field.