Aptly named for its location next to the lake, Lakeview benefits from a premier location in Chicago's landscape. Lakeview, the first neighborhood north of Lincoln Park, is bordered by Lake Michigan to the east, Uptown to the north, and Roscoe Village to the west. Lakeview is one of the city's larger neighborhoods, encompassing smaller neighborhoods such as Wrigleyville, and is home to the world famous (and 2003 N.L. Central Champion) Chicago Cubs.
Appreciation in Lakeview has rivaled that of its neighbors to the south. The streets are filled with a mix of new construction homes, century-old two and three flats, and larger multi-unit buildings. Restaurants, bars, and retail stores have thrived in the past several years based on the influx of population seeking to enjoy all the area has to offer.
Transportation is easyfrom this neighborhood as well - the el has two lines that stop in it's borders, and of course several buses make the commute easy. Chicago's famous Lake Shore Drive passes through Lakeview for those driving both north and south.