Lakeview is one of 77 community areas in the city of Chicago. It’s located on the north side of the city and is the second largest of Chicago’s community areas. It spans more than 3 square miles. The neighborhood was named 3rd on Money Magazine’s Big City Neighborhoods Top 10 Best List for 2015. Current population is 117,000 and the population density is 39,000 inhabitants per square mile. Median household income is $82,500.

Each smaller neighborhood in Lakeview has its own distinct atmosphere and personality. Boystown is known for its warm and inviting atmosphere, colorful nature and bustling nightlife. Lakeview East has a variety of upscale condominiums and high-end mid-rise apartments. The neighborhood is also home to a variety of boutiques, restaurants and historic churches. West Lakeview features affordable real estate, pop culture sites and casual dining. The Southport Corridor is home to historic Music Box theater, which was built in 1929. Wrigleyville, part of the Central Lakeview neighborhood, began as a working class neighborhood and is home to the Cubs and famous Wrigley Field. Central Lakeview’s quiet residential streets feature low-rise brick buildings, single family home, and the neighborhood features a variety of sports themed bars and restaurants.

The people of the Miami, Ottawa and Winnebago tribes once used this location as camping areas. The first European settler to the area was Conrad Sulzer of Switzerland, who arrived in 1837. Hotel Lake View, built in 1853, was one of the first permanent structures in the settlement. Many early settlers were farming families from Germany, Sweden and Luxembourg. During the Mid-1800s, deadly cholera outbreaks in Chicago drove people to seek refuge in Lakeview.

The ‘City of Lake View’ was incorporated in 1857. Lakeview was home to Camp Fry, established in 1864, during the Civil War. The camp served as a training facility for the 132nd and 134th Illinois infantry volunteers. The camp later served as a prison for Confederate soldiers. Though the community built a town hall in 1872, Lakeview was quickly absorbed into Chicago in 1889. With continued growth, subdivisions and new residential areas sprang up, bringing high-rise, mid-rise and low-rise buildings that shaped the urban landscape.

Notable historic residents of Lakeview include silent film star Charlie Chaplin, social reformer Lucy Flower, and famous inventor Buckminster Fuller.

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      Number of households 65,895
      Household Avg. Income 106,196
      Avg. year dwelling build 1953
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      Population 117,000
      Population Density 23,786
      Median Age 33
      Average value of the dwelling in which household lives $781,604
      Avg. years a household has lived in dwelling. 14 years
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