The neighborhood of Lake View is part of the city of Chicago, Illinois.
Lake View is a great part of Chicago for home buyers who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. This area has a very large number of streets for those looking for a dynamic vibe. There are crowds of people around most of the time, there are numerous nearby entertainment venues, and finding one of the over 50 bars is very easy because they are generally located very close by. It is easy to reach green spaces in the neighborhood since there are about 10 of them nearby for residents to relax in.
Most housing in Lake View was built prior to the 1960s, during its biggest housing boom. Around 45% of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in this neighborhood, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes. The proportions of renters and home owners are about even. This neighborhood has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is very easy to access both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from most properties for sale in this part of the city. There are over 50 supermarkets in Lake View, and the best selection can be found on streets like Sheridan Road. In addition, with 350-odd restaurants and cafes in this part of Chicago, there is typically a spot to get some food or drink just around the corner. It is also a short distance to a very good choice of clothing stores. With regards to education, in Lake View, home buyers will almost always be able to get to primary as well as high schools by walking. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
This neighborhood does not necessitate driving as various other methods of transportation are available. Home owners can depend on public transit to navigate this area owing to plenty of nearby rapid transit stations with access to the Brown Line, Red Line and Purple Line, and approximately 10 nearby bus lines. On the other hand, Lake View is not particularly car friendly. That being said, most houses for sale are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway. Active people will value the very pedestrian-friendly nature of Lake View; all common errands can be run on foot, and innumerable businesses of different types can be found as well.