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Lakeview & Wrigleyville

One of the most sought-after areas of the city, the Chicago neighborhood of Lakeview is the most populated area in the Midwest largely due to its great dining, shopping and nightlife. It is a very young neighborhood, with much of its population under 30, as housing is slightly cheaper than neighborhoods nearer to the Loop. But its four mile proximity to the Loop makes it a prime real estate destination.


It is also home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field, and a part of the neighborhood is named for it. The many bars and restaurants are always full, especially during baseball season when they feed and entertain thousands of fans. The Wrigleyville section of Lakeview is bounded by Halsted, Ashland, Roscoe and Byron. There are more than 600 retail stores on the east side alone and Diversey, Clark, Halsted and Broadway boast strong commercial development. Chicago's gay district is located in Lakeview East in an area known as "Boy's Town". The population is diverse and alternative lifestyles are celebrated and embraced.

The pleasant surprise of Lakeview & Wrigleyville is that once you venture 20 steps from the main shopping, restaurant and bar/club areas, you'll find yourself in beautifully maintained tree-lined streets, with rows of lovely houses in all manner of architectural styles, ranging in age from near-century-old to 3 days ago. This is likely the other primary reason for this area's popularity; one can buy or rent a gorgeous house on a gorgeous street, then walk for 5 minutes and be in one of the city's mecca shopping/nightlife districts.

Transportation in and out of this particular neighborhood is plentiful, with the Ravenswood El Red, Purple and Brown line stops at Sheridan, Sheffield, Southport, Addison, Belmont, Wellington, and Diversey and CTA buses running on Sheridan, Halsted, Clark, Belmont, Lincoln, Diversey and Addison.

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Dining in Lakeview & Wrigleyville

Beat Kitchen
2100 W Belmont Ave
Cuisine: American
4004 N Southport Ave
Cuisine: American
Emerald City
2852 N Clark St
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Erwin Restaurant
2925 N Halsted St
Cuisine: American
Hungry Tomato
3109 North Halsted St
Cuisine: American
Chicago's Pizza
3114 N Lincoln
Cuisine: Pizza
Jack's on Halsted
3201 N Halsted St
Cuisine: American
Kit Kat Lounge
3700 N Halsted St
Cuisine: American
Moti Mahal
1035 W Belmont
Cuisine: Indian
Kitsch'n on Roscoe
2005 W Roscoe
Cuisine: American
Du Yee
3203 N Clark St
Cuisine: Asian
3475 N. Clark St
Cuisine: Asian
2833 N Broadway St
Cuisine: American
BD's Mongolian Barbeque
3330 N Clark St
Cuisine: Barbeque/Asian
Heaven on Seven on Clark
3478 N Clark St
Cuisine: American
Arriba Mexico
3140 N Lincoln Ave
Cuisine: Mexican
Cafe 28
1800 W Irving Park Rd
Cuisine: American
Chicago Diner
3411 N Halsted St
Cuisine: Diner
Little Bucharest
3001 N Ashland
Cuisine: European
La Creperie
2845 N Clark St Fl 1
Cuisine: French
Mr. Thai
3811 N Ashland
Cuisine: Thai
Half Shell Restaurant and Bar
676 W Diversey Pkwy
Cuisine: Seafood
Ethiopian Village
3462 N Clark St
Cuisine: Ethiopian
Always Thai
1825 W Irving Park Rd
Cuisine: Thai
Angelina's Ristorante
3561 N Broadway St
Cuisine: Italian
Fernando's Restaurant
3450 N Lincoln Ave
Cuisine: Italian
410 W. Huron St.
Cuisine: Italian
Bars & Clubs:    
Bungalow Bar & Lounge
1622 W. Belmont
Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N. Lincoln
Lakeview Links
3206 N. Wilton
3730 N. Clark
3159 N. Southport
3258 N. Clark
3641 N. Halsted
3359 N. Halsted
Duke of Perth
2913 N. Clark
3458 N. Halsted
3354 N. Halsted
3345 N. Halsted
3201 N. Halsted
Town Hall Pub
3340 N. Halsted
954 W. Belmont

Resources in Lakeview & Wrigleyville

Illinois Masonic Medical Center
3002 N. Ashland
Illinois Masonic Hospital
2835 N. Sheffield
St. Joseph's
2913 N. Commonwealth
Post Office
3026 N. Ashland

Entertainment in Lakeview & Wrigleyville

About Face Theatre
1222 W. Wilson
Bailiwick Repertory Theater
1229 W. Belmont
Belmont Rocks
Briar & Lake Michigan
Brew & View at the Vic Theatre
3145 N. Southport
Dog Beach
Belmont Harbor (northern tip)
Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport
Southport Lanes
3325 N. Southport
Wrigley Field
1060 W. Addison

Shopping in Lakeview & Wrigleyville

Century Mall
2828 N. Clark
Evil Clown CDs
3418 N. Halsted
Gallimaufry Gallery
3345 N. Halsted
3457 N. Halsted
Brown Elephant Resale
3651 N. Halsted
2911 N. Broadway

Schools in Lakeview & Wrigleyville

Augustus H. Burley School
1630 W. Barry
Louis J. Agassiz School
1420 W. Grace
Horace Greeley School
832 W. Sheridan
Nathaniel Hawthorne School
3319 N. Clifton
Inter-American Magnet
919 W. Barry
St. Alphonsus School
1439 W. Wellington
James G. Blaine School
1420 W. Sheridan
St. Luke Lutheran School
1500 W. Belmont
John V. Le Moyne School
851 W. Waveland
Lakeview Academy
716 W. Addison