Find a hip and exciting neighborhood when you look at Lakeview homes in your Chicago home search. In 2013, Money Magazine ranked it third on its list of Top 10 Big-City Neighborhoods in the Best Places to Live round-up. The area is made up of several different neighborhoods, known for great nightlife, shopping, and restaurants. Lake Michigan is on the eastern border, giving the Lakeview real estate its name and providing lots of outdoor recreation. A stretch of Lincoln Park, the city’s largest park, is located in Lakeview. Walk along the scenic Lakeview Trail, go boating from the harbor, and enjoy the great views. There’s also a golf course, tennis courts, bird sanctuary, and playing fields. When the weather is warm, it’s a favorite spot for picnicking.
Lakeview homes come in a great variety of styles, to suit anyone’s needs. There are beautifully remodeled single-family houses, many built-in historic architectural styles, with brick fronts, exquisite wood details, and Victorian turrets. There is also a lot of new construction. You can find elegant modern mansions, comfortable starter homes, and urban condos.
Families with children who move to Lakeview are pleased with the excellent public schools in the area. Walter Payton College Prep, a public magnet high school, is located in Lakeview and is considered one of the top public high schools in the state. Many excellent private schools are located in the area, too.
Lakeview never lacks great things to do. There is a thriving restaurant and pub scene, as well as amazing boutique shopping. The Belmont Theater District has more than 30 different venues and many independent companies of performers putting on live shows. Wrigley Field is also located in Lakeview, the home of the Cubs. While parking can be tricky in the area, it is well served by public transit.
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