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  2. Crime & Safety
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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Lake View is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 91,757. Lake View is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Lake View offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lake View there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lake View and residents tend to be liberal.
About Lake View...
Population
91,757

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$410,186
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,484
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Lake View Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    184.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    232.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    356.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,905.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$95,185
National
$55,322
Families with Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    47%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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I love the walkability of Lakeview and how there's always something going on -- whether it be going out for dinner and drinks, shopping, or a neighborhood fest. Being close to Wrigley Field is very exciting. Personally, being near the lake and safety are two very important things for me in choosing a neighborhood, and Lakeview is perfect for me in that aspect!
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Lakeview is a great neighborhood, it is large but much of it is coastal which is great because Chicago has such great lakeside paths and parks. There are some great shopping areas on Broadway and Southport. Lots of good restaurants and bars. And the Chicago Cubs!
Great access to public transport, clean trains, friendly neighbors, close to the lake front (with great beaches), lots of restaurants and bars. People smile at you when you walk by. One thing I would change is the lack of diversity. It's a primarily white neighborhood which is representative of many neighborhoods in Chicago.