Welcome to Lakeview

Welcome to Lakeview

Located along the shores of Belmont Harbor and just north of Lincoln Park, Lakeview East is one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in Chicago. Lakeview East is home to iconic Wrigley Field, Wrigleyville, the Belmont Theater District and historic Boystown which provides an eclectic, lively entertainment community.

The Lakeview East commercial district has a strong purchasing power and a “buy local” philosophy. Our merchants strive to maintain a strong independent retail mix in a unique urban environment. Our business community includes specialty boutiques, award winning restaurants, music venues, coffeehouses and some of the best neighborhood bars in the Midwest.

Lakeview East is the birthplace of many successful businesses that have expanded locally and/or nationally such as Intelligentsia Coffee, Wilde, Reckless Records, DryHop Brewers, Ann Sather’s and Brazilian Bowl.

Find Yourself


  • Family Friendly

  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

  • Pet Friendly

  • Sports & Entertainment Districts

  • 31 Faith Centers of Different Denominations

  • Demographically Diverse

  • 76+ Languages

Central Lakeview, Lakeview East & Wrigleyville


  • Lakefront recreation with a lively boat harbor.
  • Five “L” stops, 10 bus lines and higher than average pedestrian foot traffic.
  • Diverse entertainment district.
  • Award-winning public schools.
  • A strong LGBTQ community.
  • Nationally recognized events and festivals such as the Chicago Marathon, Gay Pride Parade, the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, Belmont Sheffield Music Festival and Park at Wrigley.
  • Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is the sole service provider for two Special Service Areas, SSA #8 and #17. This local economic development tool is used to sustain the competitiveness of our retail corridors, maintain a safe, clean, aesthetically pleasing and culturally distinct environment for the benefit of the people who live, work and shop here.

Lakeview property and business owners benefit from special services and Lakeview East Chamber programs that enhance the commercial district, retain, attract and support business. Some of the programs include: daily maintenance, safety and security, seasonal landscaping, façade improvements, marketing and promotions, local gift card program, tourism, public art and beautification.

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