Lake View

Immensely walkable, with many residents of all ages.

Welcome to Lake View

This area is known for beautiful outdoor places and spaces
Chicagoans who love the outdoor lifestyle and appreciate a laidback vibe head to Lake View. A major entertainment hub, Lake View boasts some major tourist attractions as well as low-key parks and hangout spots. At once peaceful and full of life, Lake View is immensely walkable, with many residents of all ages visiting the area daily to enjoy the shoreline views.

What to Love

  • Beautiful views of the Chicago shoreline
  • Many restaurants boast comfortable outdoor seating options
  • A casual, welcoming atmosphere
  • Bars and live music venues provide a lively vibe

Local Lifestyle

There's a little bit of everything in Lake View, from restaurants that take you around the world in terms of flavor and culture to golf courses that invite you to experience fresh air and beautiful courses. Lake View is known for being family-friendly, with many entertainment options for those with young children. Pull up a chair and enjoy a craft beer, or catch a show at one of the local comedy clubs - at Lake View, there's always something going on that will give you a taste of Chicago.

Dining, Entertainment and Shopping

No matter what time of the day or night you choose to explore Lake View, you'll find something to satisfy. During the day, watch a movie or live performance at the Music Box Theatre, which has been in almost continuous use since the 1920s, or explore the Southport Corridor in Lake View, which hosts dozens of well-appointed boutiques and shops. At night, discover Drew's on Halsted. This charming bar has a full patio for comfortable seating and lots of handcrafted drink specials.

When it comes to dining options, Lake View has plenty to satisfy. Enjoy French-Canadian cuisine at Dear Margaret, a popular restaurant that has earned Michelin acclaim. BITES Asian kitchen + bar is a beautiful location that boasts Asian-style tapas and small plates, along with creative craft cocktails.

Things to Do

A thriving art and cultural hub in Chicago, Lake View is home to many creative types who are eager to showcase their work. Lincoln Hall is a live performance venue that welcomes many up-and-coming bands, while Metro's hopping dance floor provides the perfect space to dance the night away while listening to live music. The world-renowned Blue Man Group can be found at Blue Man Group Chicago. Discover music, comedy, and incredible performance art collide in these shows, which have earned acclaim from critics around the world.

The Laugh Factory is another local hotspot. Popular comedians and those attempting to land their big break play show here, so don't be surprised if you happen to catch a show from one of the world's most popular performers when you stop in at the Laugh Factory. Of course, there's no better way to spend a day in Lake View than by preparing a picnic lunch and enjoying the beautiful shoreline views. Relax and take in the fresh air as you experience one of the all-time great Chicago experiences.

Overview for Lake View, IL

531 people live in Lake View, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $43,954. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41 years

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Around Lake View, IL

There's plenty to do around Lake View, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Oxtail Market, Julios Mexican Restaurant, and Something Sweet.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.61 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.65 miles 33 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 4.81 miles 28 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 4.66 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.46 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Lake View, IL

Lake View has 264 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake View do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 531 people call Lake View home. The population density is 30,632.32 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.09 / 49.91%

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