Lake View, Chicago

What is Lake View, Chicago known for?


international sports

in the nation, takes place in Lake View. The community area has also been host to several other major events: In 2006 it played host to an international sports and cultural festival, Gay Games VII, with its closing ceremonies held at Wrigley Field and headlined by Cyndi Lauper. West Lakeview Image:Gerald Farinas Wrigleyville Houses.jpg thumb left More affordable than Lakeview East residences, low-rise flats are common in Central Lakeview, West Lakeview and Wrigleyville


major professional

of Chicago, Illinois Category:Gay villages in the United States Category:Jews and Judaism in Chicago, Illinois Category:LGBT culture in Chicago, Illinois Category:Populated places established in 1857 The Cubs have not won the World Series in years, a longer championship drought (List of Major League Baseball franchise postseason droughts) than that of any other Major professional sports teams of the United States and Canada major North American


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- Chicago's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center Parking thumb right Addison Station at Wrigley Field is served by Red Line trains. (Image:Gerald Farinas Addison CTA.jpg) Automobile parking is at a premium in Lake View, especially during special events such as Chicago Cubs home games at Wrigley Field. Special residential parking permits are required for parking on some Lake View streets; in commercial areas

transportation needs are met by the Chicago Transit Authority, which provides resident and visitor access to the Red Line (Red Line (Chicago Transit Authority)), Purple Line (Purple Line (Chicago Transit Authority)) and Brown Line (Brown Line (Chicago Transit Authority)) services of the Chicago Elevated (Chicago 'L') railway rapid transit. The two major Lake View rapid-transit hubs are Addison Station (Addison (CTA Red Line)) and Belmont (CTA Brown Line) Belmont Station


colorful+lively

, and Sheffield Avenue on the west. The Center on Halsted, an LGBT community center, is also located in this area. Boystown is known for its colorful, lively nightlife and inviting atmosphere. Boystown also includes some of Chicago's off-Loop theater (Theatre in Chicago), specialty restaurants, greystone and brownstone walk-up buildings and other historic architecture, trendy fashion outlets, wine boutiques, chain stores, and independent shops. The city's annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade (Chicago Pride Parade) begins at the intersection of Montrose and Broadway, runs south along Broadway then Halsted to Belmont, turns east on Belmont to Broadway again, then south to Diversey, and then east to Sheridan Road. Lakeview East thumb left Vintage high-rise (Image:Gerald Farinas Lakeview Chicago Skyline.jpg)s stand next to modern, upscale condominiums along North Lake Shore Drive. thumb upright Rehabilitated vintage courtyard buildings (named for the courtyards created by their "U" shape construction), such as this 1927 building at 518 West Cornelia Avenue, are common along the side streets between North Lake Shore Drive and North Broadway. (Image:Gerald Farinas 518 West Cornelia Avenue.jpg) Lakeview East is territorially defined by its chamber of commerce as the area between North Clark Street and North Halsted Street to the west, West Grace Street to the north and West Diversey Parkway to the south, bounded by North Lake Shore Drive to the east. Most of Lakeview East area (west of Broadway) is often considered colloquially as Boystown (Boystown, Chicago). Lakeview East is notable for its Jewish population and has three synagogues, Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel (Modern Orthodox), Anshe Emet Synagogue (Conservative), and Temple Sholom (Reform and largest synagogue in the Chicago area). Lakeview East, especially along the Lake Shore Drive and Broadway corridors, consists of upscale condominiums and higher-rent mid-rise (High-rise) apartments and lofts. Small businesses, boutiques, restaurants and community institutions are found along North Broadway and North Halsted Street. Gentrification, diversification and population shift have changed Lake View, with many businesses expanding northward of West Belmont Avenue. Larger businesses such as Whole Foods (Whole Foods Market) have moved into the neighborhood, and enclosed shopping centers such as Century Shopping Centre have been created. Another shopping center has included such tenants as Michaels, Marshalls and Designer Shoe Warehouse. Historic churches remain preserved as integral parts of the community, such as Lake View Presbyterian Church and Saint Peter's Episcopal (Episcopal Church (United States)) Church. Our Lady (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) of Mount Carmel Church is the residence of an episcopal vicar and auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. and are often referred to as "The Lovable Losers" because of this distinction. They are also known as "The North Siders" because Wrigley Field, their home park since 1916, is located in Chicago's north side Lake View (Lake View, Chicago) community at 1060 West Addison Street. The Cubs have rivalries with the St. Louis Cardinals (Cardinals–Cubs rivalry), the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Chicago White Sox. Located in Chicago's Lake View (Lake View, Chicago) neighborhood, Wrigley Field sits on an irregular block bounded by Clark and Addison Streets and Waveland and Sheffield Avenues. The area surrounding the ballpark is typically referred to as Wrigleyville. There is a dense collection of sports bars and restaurants in the area, most with baseball inspired themes, including Sluggers, Murphy's Bleachers and The Cubby Bear. Many of the apartment buildings surrounding Wrigley Field on Waveland and Sheffield Avenues have built bleachers on their rooftops (Wrigley Rooftops) for fans to view games. On game days, many residents rent out their yards and driveways to people looking for parking spots. thumb Viewed from Near North Side, Chicago Near North Side (File:Downtown Chicago Illinois Nov05 img 2641.jpg) looking north The Drive connects the following Chicago community areas from South to North: South Shore (South Shore, Chicago); Woodlawn (Woodlawn, Chicago); Hyde Park (Hyde Park, Chicago); Kenwood (Kenwood, Chicago); Oakland (Oakland, Chicago); Douglas (Douglas, Chicago); Near South Side (Near South Side, Chicago); Loop (Loop, Chicago); Near North Side (Near North Side, Chicago); Lincoln Park (Lincoln Park, Chicago); Lake View (Lake View, Chicago); Uptown (Uptown, Chicago); and Edgewater (Edgewater, Chicago). '''Austin''', located on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, is the largest (by population) of the city's 77 officially defined community areas (Community areas of Chicago), followed by Lake View (Lake View, Chicago). Its eastern boundary is the Belt Railway (Belt Railway of Chicago) located just east of Cicero Avenue. Its northernmost border is the Milwaukee District West Line. Its southernmost border is at Roosevelt Road from the Belt Railway west to Austin Boulevard. The northernmost portion, north of North Avenue, extends west to Harlem Avenue, abutting Elmwood Park (Elmwood Park, Illinois). Other suburbs bordering Austin are Cicero (Cicero, Illinois) and Oak Park (Oak Park, Illinois). Also nearby is Berwyn (Berwyn, Illinois).


art+view

; - style background:#efefef; ! Month !! Event !! Location - Spring Art View in Lake View Various - May Bike the Drive North Lake Shore Drive - June Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest On Sheffield between Belmont and School Streets - Central Lake View - June Chicago Gay Pride Parade North Broadway at North Halsted Street - July LVCC Lake View Music Fest West Addison Street and North Sheffield Avenue - July Lakeview Garden Walk Various - August


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; - style background:#efefef; ! Month !! Event !! Location - Spring Art View in Lake View Various - May Bike the Drive North Lake Shore Drive - June Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest On Sheffield between Belmont and School Streets - Central Lake View - June Chicago Gay Pride Parade North Broadway at North Halsted Street - July LVCC Lake View Music Fest West Addison Street and North Sheffield Avenue - July Lakeview Garden Walk Various - August


important historic

and was authorized by Mayor Joseph Medill to take control of the city under martial law. He was later made commanding general of the U.S. Army by President (President of the United States) Chester A. Arthur. Notable residents Some of the important historic and famous people that have lived in Lake View include: * John Peter Altgeld, the Illinois Governor and significant progressive era politician, at the Brewster Apartments at 500 W. Diversey after leaving the governorship


business association

Belmont Avenue, and Lake Michigan. The Lakeview Historic District (Lakeview Historic District (Chicago, Illinois)), which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is in southeastern Lake View. and are often referred to as "The Lovable Losers" because of this distinction. They are also known as "The North Siders" because Wrigley Field, their home park since 1916, is located in Chicago's north side Lake View (Lake View, Chicago) community at 1060 West Addison Street. The Cubs have rivalries with the St. Louis Cardinals (Cardinals–Cubs rivalry), the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Chicago White Sox. Located in Chicago's Lake View (Lake View, Chicago) neighborhood, Wrigley Field sits on an irregular block bounded by Clark and Addison Streets and Waveland and Sheffield Avenues. The area surrounding the ballpark is typically referred to as Wrigleyville. There is a dense collection of sports bars and restaurants in the area, most with baseball inspired themes, including Sluggers, Murphy's Bleachers and The Cubby Bear. Many of the apartment buildings surrounding Wrigley Field on Waveland and Sheffield Avenues have built bleachers on their rooftops (Wrigley Rooftops) for fans to view games. On game days, many residents rent out their yards and driveways to people looking for parking spots. thumb Viewed from Near North Side, Chicago Near North Side (File:Downtown Chicago Illinois Nov05 img 2641.jpg) looking north The Drive connects the following Chicago community areas from South to North: South Shore (South Shore, Chicago); Woodlawn (Woodlawn, Chicago); Hyde Park (Hyde Park, Chicago); Kenwood (Kenwood, Chicago); Oakland (Oakland, Chicago); Douglas (Douglas, Chicago); Near South Side (Near South Side, Chicago); Loop (Loop, Chicago); Near North Side (Near North Side, Chicago); Lincoln Park (Lincoln Park, Chicago); Lake View (Lake View, Chicago); Uptown (Uptown, Chicago); and Edgewater (Edgewater, Chicago). '''Austin''', located on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, is the largest (by population) of the city's 77 officially defined community areas (Community areas of Chicago), followed by Lake View (Lake View, Chicago). Its eastern boundary is the Belt Railway (Belt Railway of Chicago) located just east of Cicero Avenue. Its northernmost border is the Milwaukee District West Line. Its southernmost border is at Roosevelt Road from the Belt Railway west to Austin Boulevard. The northernmost portion, north of North Avenue, extends west to Harlem Avenue, abutting Elmwood Park (Elmwood Park, Illinois). Other suburbs bordering Austin are Cicero (Cicero, Illinois) and Oak Park (Oak Park, Illinois). Also nearby is Berwyn (Berwyn, Illinois).


view music

; - style background:#efefef; ! Month !! Event !! Location - Spring Art View in Lake View Various - May Bike the Drive North Lake Shore Drive - June Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest On Sheffield between Belmont and School Streets - Central Lake View - June Chicago Gay Pride Parade North Broadway at North Halsted Street - July LVCC Lake View Music Fest West Addison Street and North Sheffield Avenue - July Lakeview Garden Walk Various - August

Lake View, Chicago

'''Lake View''', or '''Lakeview''', is one of the 77 community areas (Community areas of Chicago) of Chicago, Illinois, located on the city's North Side. It is bordered by West Diversey Parkway (Diversey Parkway (Chicago)) on the south, West Irving Park Road on the north, North Ravenswood Avenue on the west, and the shore of Lake Michigan on the east. The Uptown (Uptown, Chicago) community area is to Lake View's north, Lincoln Square (Lincoln Square, Chicago) to its northwest, North Center (North Center, Chicago) to its west and Lincoln Park (Lincoln Park, Chicago) to its south. The 2010 population of Lake View was 94,368 residents, making it the second largest of the Chicago community areas by population, following Austin (Austin, Chicago) which has 98,514 residents. Lake View, though, has a higher population density than the larger-in-area Austin neighborhood.

Lake View is unofficially divided into smaller neighborhood enclaves: Lakeview East, West Lakeview and Wrigleyville. Lakeview East contains the district known as Boystown (Boystown, Chicago), famous for its large LGBT population and the pride (Gay pride) parade held each June of every year. Wrigleyville, another popular district, surrounds Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. New Town, a name for the area centered at the intersection of North Clark Street (Clark Street (Chicago)) and West Diversey Parkway (Diversey Parkway (Chicago)), was a commonly encountered appellation in the 1970s and 1980s but has fallen into disuse. The Northalsted Merchants Association is centered on the North Halsted Street strip between West Belmont Avenue and West Irving Park Road on Halsted. About the Northalsted Business Alliance. Northalsted. Retrieved on 2013-07-21. In 2013 Money Magazine named Lake View as number 3 of its top 10 Big-city neighborhoods for its selection of Best Places to Live.

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