Considering a Lakeview or Wrigleyville Apartment Rental in Chicago?
Before you rent a luxury Lakeview or Wrigleyville studio apartment or 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom unit, you want to find out more about this popular Chicago neighborhood. Lakeview/Wrigleyville is a large, diverse area that comprises East Lakeview, Central Lakeview, Boystown and Wrigleyville. Read on to discover what type of businesses are located there, what you can do in the area, how you get around and so much more. Then call us to view one of our beautifully rehabbed units in the area.
What Is There to Do Here?
The eastern edge of Lakeview/Wrigleyville is a short walk from the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, which provides a plethora of outdoor activities. Walk, bike or skate on paved lakefront paths, picnic at Belmont Harbor or cool off with a dip in the lake on hot August days. Between the lake and Lake Shore Drive lies a narrow sliver of fabulous Lincoln Park. Enjoy the park’s golf course and driving range, bird sanctuary and tennis courts; or simply relax, sun or picnic on the grassy areas.
In addition to the businesses you need to conduct your life — grocery stores, banks, dry cleaners, gyms and more — you’ll find trendy shopping boutiques that carry hip fashions unavailable anywhere else in the city. After shopping, make a reservation to relax and dine at one of the first-rate restaurants in the area. Or, check out the casual eateries, live theater, the active bar scene and late-night venues.
How Do I Get Around?
The Lakeview/Wrigleyville neighborhood is among the most accessible in Chicago. Ride the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) red line trains to famous Chicago attractions, museums and theaters. Or hop on one of the several bus routes that travel through the area. Taxis, ride-sharing services and bikes are also popular ways to get around.
Festivals abound in Lakeview. These festivals celebrate the arts, summer, ethnic food and music. In fact, Lakeview is known for its vibrant music scene. The neighborhood is the site of several historic live concert venues, including The Vic Theatre on Sheffield Avenue, the Metro on Clark Street and The Elbo Room on Lincoln Avenue. Bands from around the world play in venues ranging from small “dives” to old balconied theaters that seat thousands. You can also attend original community plays, comedy acts and indie films.
What can we say about Wrigleyville? Wrigley Field is the historic home of the city’s beloved Chicago Cubs. The stadium, located right off the red line elevated Addison Street station, is surrounded by sports bars and souvenir shops. There is also a lively nightlife scene here, with live music and comedy venues. Although Wrigleyville is relatively quiet by day and during the off-season, watch out when the crowds exit “The Friendly Confines” — especially after a night game!