Lakeview, Illinois

Lakeview (also known as Lake View) is a large neighborhood located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. Its boundaries are West Diversey Parkway, West Irving Park Road, North Ravenswood Avenue and Lake Michigan. Lakeview is split into four sections: Lakeview East, West Lakeview, Halsted and Wrigleyville. Wrigleyville is known for being the home of the Chicago Cubs. 

The 2010 population of Lakeview was 94,368 residents, making it the second largest in population of the community areas in Chicago. It is 3.143 square miles in area. The Zip codes in Lakeview are 60613 and 60657.

Lakeview East contains the district known as Boystown, famous for its large LGBT population and the Pride Parade held during June each year which usually draws more than a million viewers to the parade. In 2013 Money Magazine named Lakeview as No. 3 of its top 10 big-city neighborhoods for its selection of Best Places to Live.   Lakeview was first used as a trail path for several Native American tribes. In 1837, white settlers began to live in the area. In 1853, one of the first permanent structures was built on the corner of what is now West Sheridan Road and North Lake Shore Drive. The early settlement continued to grow because of the immigration of farming families from Germany, Luxembourg and Sweden. A wooden plank road – now Broadway -- provided access to Lakeview from downtown Chicago.

Lakeview's early industry was farming, especially crops of celery, and at the time it was considered a celery-growing capital. From 1870 to 1887 the population of the township grew from 2,000 citizens to 45,000. With infrastructure and growing population, residents realized it was time to organize formal governance to provide essential public services. Lakeview was annexed into Chicago in 1889.

Today, the median household income in Lakeview is $79,799, compared to $46,195 in the city as a whole. The median rent in 2011 was $1,153, compared to $789 in the rest of Chicago. Only 25% of the households in Lakeview are families, compared to 43% in Chicago.

Single-family housing is much more expensive in Lakeview than in other areas of Chicago. In 2010, the average value of a detached home in Lakeview was $880,474, while in Chicago it was $262,859. The average price of a townhome in Lakeview in 2010 was $528,401, while in Chicago it was $361,583.

In Lakeview, 17.3% of male workers are employed in management positions and 15% work in finance. Among women in Lakeview, 14% work in finance and 14% work in management jobs.

The racial breakdown in Lakeview is: 31.9% white, 31.9% African American, Hispanic 29.2%, Asian 5.2%, two or more races 1.5%.

Kreisman Law Offices handles Illinois lawsuits for the entire Chicago metropolitan area, including the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Chicago's Robert D. Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has over 40 years of trial experience and specializes in a wide range of legal services, including Illinois personal injury law, mediations and arbitrations, Illinois product defect/product liability law, Illinois medical malpractice claims, real estate law, commercial litigation and Illinois nursing home abuse cases. Please call us 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online. Our office handles Spanish speakers with our bilingual staff.

Our Chicago loop office is in a convenient location for Lakeview residents. Kreisman Law Offices is located at the corner of Dearborn and Monroe Streets. There are many convenient modes of public transportation to Kreisman Law Offices, including the Metra and CTA.

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