Lakeview East Chicago Real Estate
Named for a long-gone hotel on the lake shore, Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood is home to independent businesses, artistic minds, and a vibrant LGBT population. Lakeview East is generally considered to be Irving Park Road on the north, Halsted on the west, Diversey on the south, and the lake to the east. Lakeview East is in the 60657 and 60613 ZIP codes. Keep reading for community amenities and activities, and check our Chicago MLS listings, featuring homes for sale near Lakeview East.
Lakeview East Homes for Sale
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Lakeview East Homes for Sale
General Home and Housing Types Found In Lakeview East
Like other neighborhoods bordered by Lake Shore Drive, there are a lot of condo towers in the Lakeview East area. These lake-facing buildings offer residents a true lake view. Once you move beyond the towers, there is the usual north side home mix of subdivided graystones, townhomes, and single-family homes. Homes in the Lakeshore East neighborhood can range between $200,000 and $6.5 million.
Lakeview East Neighborhood History
According to local legend, the Lakeview East area got both name and the initial interest due to the Hotel Lake View, named for the panoramic views of Lake Michigan – it was about the only structure in the area. When an outbreak of cholera sent Chicago residents fleeing north, many of them stayed in the Lakeview area, and by 1857 the town of Lake View was founded. In those early days, Lake View was known for celery, being one of the main sources for celery in the US.
Lake View was absorbed into Chicago in 1889, and became the Lakeview neighborhood. Lakeview East came into its own as a center of LGBT activity, and much of the neighborhood is locally known as ‘Boystown’. Lakeview East is home to Chicago’s Pride Parade, and has become a destination address for the LGBT community. Lakeview East is part of the larger Lakeview Historic District.
Events, Activities, Lifestyle, and Dining Options In Lakeview East
As part of a vibrant area of Chicago, Lakeview East has a well-established and active dining and nightlife scene. Some of the best options in the neighborhood are Chilam Balam - a shared-plate concept Mexican restaurant; Wakamono Sushi Bar, American comfort food and custom sodas and pre-prohibition cocktails at Spritzburger (formerly Hearty Boys), Revolución Mexican Steakhouse, and the wonderfully named Milt's Barbeque for the Perplexed.
Nightlife options are abundant. While the bulk of the action is just a bit north and west, along Clark St in Lakeview proper, there is no shortage of options for post-dining fun. Some of the best options include wine & cheese spot Bar Pastoral, literary-themed Wilde Bar, and whiskey-focused ROCKS Lakeview.
Lakeview East Neighborhood Culture, Shopping, and Lifestyle
There are many small businesses in the Lakeview East neighborhood – from boutiques to service providers and various design firms. Among these are a range of options unique to the area, and offering superior service as they are members of the community too. Some of the best in Lakeview East include Reckless Records, Graham Crackers Comics, Gabby’s Barber Shop, and Bookman’s Corner. If you need shoe or leather repair, Broadway Shoe Repair is the place to go.
For many people, their only knowledge of the cultural landscape of Lakeview East is the Briar Street Theater, and long-running show >Blue Man Group. But there is much more than that! For example, Inkling, a shop featuring local art, cards, jewelry, and an apothecary. Timeline Theater Company produces contemporary theater based on historical events. The Chicago Photography Center is host to a number of events for those interested in photography, and seeing Chicago through another’s lens.
The lifestyle in Lakeview East is what you make it – from frenetic and never stopping to quiet and family-focused. This neighborhood offers something to everyone. It can be crowded in the summer, as the weather is always more pleasant in the Lakeview East neighborhood than deeper into the city. Streets can be especially crowded when shows are letting out, and there is always something happening in the area.
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Listing information last updated on September 17th, 2019 at 10:05pm CDT.