West Lakeview is a part of a larger Chicago neighborhood known as Lakeview. Like many other Chicago destinations, West Lakeview has much to offer to residents and visitors, alike.
The community’s boundaries, according to the West Lakeview Neighbors, are Irving Park Road, between Ravenswood Avenue and Ashland Avenue, and Addison Street, between Ashland Avenue and Racine Avenue on the north; Belmont Street on the south; Racine Avenue on the east; and Ravenswood Avenue on the west.
In a neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets, older architecture, and a melting pot of all of the best of Chicago’s diversity, West Lakeview is a snapshot of a city, in the heart of a few square blocks.
Antiques Row still honored in the community as a piece of its local history, has changed significantly over the years. The popular cornerstone destination to locals and tourists, alike, offers a sensational array of antiques. From the most unusual to the most distinguished, Antiques Row still has something for everyone.
Another landmark that brings you back to the 1920’s when it first opened is the Music Box Theatre. Self-described as Chicago’s venue for independent, foreign, cult and classic films, the nearly-century old theater prides itself on the American tradition of quality productions in the heart of a true Chicago community.
Real estate in West Lakeview is affordable and brings tremendous value to its homeowners. There are many single family homes in this area, as well as two and three flat condominiums. The area is a mix of old and new construction. While the neighborhood has many vintage housing options, contemporary lofts and condos are viable options in West Lakeview, as well.
Public transportation is different in West Lakeview. While there are no Chicago Transit Authority stops in West Lakeview, the Belmont Bus runs through West Lakeview, with access to the Blue Line Belmont Stop; or the Purple, Red, and Brown Line Belmont Stop.