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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Lake View is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 85,530. 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
85,530

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$466,645
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,537
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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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
$99,871
National
$55,322
Families with Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    47%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    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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I've lived in Lakeview for six years. It's a beautiful neighborhood, very walkable, lots of street events/fairs/etc., great transportation, and close to downtown, the Lake, and other great areas like Boystown, Roscoe Village, the LP Zoo, DePaul, Uptown, and more.
Lakeview is a great area in Chicago. We are close to the lake and that's always a great place to see and relax by. It's always cooler here during the summer because of the lake. Wrigley is right next door, another amazing spot during the summer. It is more pricey, compared to other neighborhoods in Chicago but it's probably because of the history and it's proximity to downtown.