Some neighborhoods just have it all. When it comes to renting an apartment in the Windy City, Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood is tough to beat. While the area is located north of the Loop, the rent is more affordable than it is in the neighborhoods that are located further south. For those looking to rent in close proximity to downtown without the higher price tag, Lakeview apartments fit the bill. Plus, the Lakeview area has a ton of perks to offer right in the neighborhood, making it an excellent spot for anyone to live. Check out some of the top reasons why you should rent a Lakeview apartment.
The subdivision of Wrigleyville is home to an abundance of bars, restaurants and of course, Wrigley Field. Lakeview residents get to enjoy all of this right in their own neighborhood, making it one of the best places to live in the city. Catch a Cubs game with friends, grab a bite and a beer, then head home for the night without having to travel too far.
Walkable & Bike-Friendly
The Lakeview area has a lot to offer. And because it’s so walkable and bike-friendly, you can easily explore it all in on foot or on two wheels. In fact, Lakeview boasts a WalkScore of 90, making it one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city.
During the warmer months, residents and visitors can stroll along the 18-mile Lakefront Trail, taking in the sights and sounds of Lake Michigan. Bring some lunch, and plan for a picnic in one of the many parks or fields in the area. When you live in Lakeview, you can easily walk or bike to some of the city’s top spots.
Food & Drinks
Speaking of top spots, many of Chicago’s best dining and drinking options are located right in the Lakeview area. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can find it right in Lakeview. From casual pubs to upscale cocktail bars, there’s a spot for every occasion. Lakeview renters love having such a wide variety of restaurants and bars right beyond their doorstep. You won’t have to travel far to meet a friend for dinner while living in this neighborhood. Some of our favorite places include La Creperie, DMK Burger Bar and Crisp Chicago. Don’t miss the Pad Thai at Joy’s!
Within just a one-mile radius, over 30 theaters can be found in Lakeview’s Belmont Theater District. This district is the largest of its kind in the city of Chicago. And as a Lakeview resident, you’ll be as close to the action as possible. Some of the most popular venues within the Belmont Theater District include the Laugh Factory, the Eclectic Full Contact Theater and the American Blues Theater. You can attend everything from musicals to plays to performances by the Blue Man Group. Whatever kind of show you prefer to see, you’ll be able to enjoy it right in Lakeview.
When the time comes to venture outside of the Lakeview area, transportation couldn’t be easier. Hop on the “L” to explore other areas of Chicago. Or, if you’re driving, you’ll have easy access to Lake Shore Drive. There are also over a dozen bus routes that connect Lakeview to the rest of the city.
When you rent a Lakeview apartment, you experience the best of both worlds. You’ll enjoy the benefits of city-living with that quintessential neighborhood vibe that often gets lost in the hustle of city life. PPM Apartments offers a wide variety of pet-friendly studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom Lakeview apartments. Schedule a tour with PPM today, and get ready to meet your new Chicago home.