Links of Interest
Distance to Downtown Chicago
Average Drive Times
17 minutes to Chicago Loop
27 minutes to O’Hare Airport
28 minutes to Midway Airport
Lakeview is an expansive community whose borders extend from Lake Michigan to the Chicago River and Diversey north to Irving Park Road. Clark Street divides the two major sections of the neighborhood, Lakeview East and West Lakeview. Lakeview incorporates the lakefront districts of Diversey and Belmont Harbor. The neighborhood thrives commercially with over 300 retail shops throughout the area.
Taxis, buses, the subway and elevated trains make transportation convenient within the city and to and from the surrounding suburbs. The Howard-Dan Ryan subway line stops at Addison Street and Wrigley Field. The Marine Drive and Outer Drive Express buses run to and from the Loop. The Kennedy Expressway connects with all major arteries and links the neighborhoods to surrounding suburbs.
A variety of public grade schools serve the neighborhood. High schools include Lake View High School and Lane Technical High School. Private and parochial schools include St. Alphonsus, St. Andrew and St. Benedict High School, as well as Heart of Mary High School for girls and Gordon Technical High School. Northwestern University, the Goodman School of Drama, and Truman College are all located close by.
A variety of boutiques and shops dot the streets of each neighborhood. Lakeview boasts over 300 stores and specialty shops. Just a few miles to the south, Michigan Avenue’s “Magnificent Mile” is among the most elite retail districts in the nation. The “Mile” features such exclusive shops as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman-Marcus, Macy’s, and Bloomingdale’s.
Wrigleyville is the home of the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field. Those lucky enough to own housing near the field enjoy rooftop seating for home games. The Lincoln Park Zoo is the largest “free” zoo in the world featuring an award-winning ape house, a real dairy farm and a conservatory. A Bird Sanctuary is found on Belmont Harbor Drive at the lakefront.
Local medical facilities include St. Joseph Hospital and Health Care Center which is a Catholic Non-profit facility with 497 beds and a staff of 516 medical professionals.
Places of Worship
All major denominations are represented throughout the metropolitan area.