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Lakeview East is the easternmost neighborhood of Lakeview. Lakeview East extends from Halsted Street on the west to Lake Michigan on the east and Diversey Parkway in the south to Grace Street on the north. The neighborhood consists of upscale condominiums, high-end mid-rise apartments, luxury single family homes and townhomes, and a variety of apartments and lofts.
Lakeview East is well-known for its collection of small businesses, boutiques and eateries. Whole Foods and shopping centers have emerged to bring a dose of modernity to the neighborhood. Mariano’s is scheduled to open its much-anticipated 70,000 square foot store on Broadway in the spring of 2016, and a Target Express is under construction at Clark and Belmont.
Clark Street began as a trail used by native peoples of the Miami, Ottawa and Winnebago tribes. The first European settler in the area was Conrad Sulzer in 1837, and he later became Lakeview township’s first assessor in 1857. Cholera epidemics in the nearby city of Chicago drove many to seek shelter in the township of Lakeview and most especially at the Lakeview Motel. Many of the refugees fell in love with the breathtaking lake views and fresh air and water of the area and decided to stay. They purchased lands and set up homesteads. Lakeview was annexed by Chicago in 1889 and a housing boom soon followed. In fact, 43% of the residences in the area were built during this boom.
Lakeview East has world-class nightlife, beautiful lake views, picture-perfect Belmont Harbor and so much more. It is home to several historic churches including, but not limited to, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lakeview Presbyterian Church and 0ur Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Sites of interest include the Century Shopping Center which offers shopping and history in one trip; and The Brewster, a creative housing landmark with cast iron stairs, bridge walkways and a massive skylight.
Local festivals and events bring life and sense of community pride. Lakeview East hosts several fests, like the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts and Halloween Hoopla. The neighborhood is also home to the Belmont Theater District which has more than 20 companies/theaters which present works of dance, theater, comedy and more. Belmont Harbor is a beautiful waterside area to spend your summer afternoon. Lakeview is also home to many wonderful drinking and dining establishments like Cafe Vienna, Escenia Urban Kitchen, Dry Hop Brewery, Ceres Table, and so many more.
Lakeview East is a warm, welcoming neighborhood with two residential neighborhood organizations; The Belmont Harbor Neighbors and Southeast Lakeview Neighbors. The area has historic character, shady streets, wrought iron fences and beautiful landscaping which combine to give it an old world charm that is rare in the Midwest. Homes for sale are range from single family homes and historic homes to vintage condominiums, lofts, townhomes and high rise residential buildings. Call or text Ben Papale at 312-810-4937 today to begin your exploration of Chicago’s beautiful Lakeview East.
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