Lakeview

Lakeview is found between Diversey Street and Irving Park Road, and west from the lakefront to Ashland Avenue. This interesting neighborhood has a history apart from that of Chicago. In 1865, Lakeview was officially made a town by an act of the Illinois General Assembly, and in 1887 the town of Lakeview was granted a city charter dividing it into seven wards. Two years later area had grown so greatly that (after a bitter fight) the Chicago City Council annexed the town of Lakeview.

The Clark, Belmont and Broadway shopping districts contain a wide variety of stores that accommodate all needs. The restaurants and bars cater to all tastes and are plentiful. Today, Lakeview is viewed as two areas: East Lakeview and West Lakeview. East Lakeview generously encompasses the area from Diversey Parkway to Addison and from the lake west to Sheffield. East Lakeview includes the neighborhood known as “Boystown.” This is Chicago’s gay district, and the alternative lifestyle is strongly embraced by the area’s inhabitants and businesses.

West Lakeview stretches west from Sheffield to Ashland Avenue and north from Diversey to Addison. Perhaps the hottest section of West Lakeview is the stretch of Southport from Diversey north to Irving Park. Over the past few years, this area has become the refuge of Lincoln Park expatriates who fled the congestion and high prices that plague Lincoln Park. West Lakeview has managed to retain its neighborhood charm while providing easy access to Lincoln Park, East Lakeview and Wrigleyville. This area is thickly covered with interesting restaurants, fashion-savvy shops, and more than a few neighborhood bars. The two brightest stars of West Lakeview are arguably the Mercury and the Music Box theatres, outstanding throwbacks to days when drama and film were truly wonderful experiences.

Schools:

School Address Phone Grade
Alexander Hamilton Elem School 1650 W Cornelia Ave # 105, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5484 Elementary Schools
Augustus H Burley School 1630 W Barry Ave # 2470, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5475 Elementary Schools
Ethel Mary Courtenay School 1726 W Berteau Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 534-5790 Elementary Schools
Friedrich L Jahn School 3149 N Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5500 Elementary Schools
Horace Greeley School 832 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 534-5800 Elementary Schools
Inter-American Magnet School 919 W Barry Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5490 Elementary Schools
James G Blaine School 1420 W Grace St, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 534-5750 Elementary Schools
John V Le Moyne School 851 W Waveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 534-5736 Elementary Schools
Joseph Brennemann School 4251 N Clarendon Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 534-5766 Elementary Schools
Louis J Agassiz School 2851 N Seminary Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5725 Elementary Schools
Louis Nettelhorst School 3252 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5810 Elementary Schools
Mary Meyer School 2817 N Pine Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 549-0870 Elementary Schools
Nathaniel Hawthorne School 3319 N Clifton Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5550 Elementary Schools
Ravenswood School 4332 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 534-5525 Elementary Schools
Walt Disney School 4140 N Marine Dr, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 534-5840 Elementary Schools
Alexander Hamilton Elem School 1650 W Cornelia Ave # 105, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5484 Middle Schools
Augustus H Burley School 1630 W Barry Ave # 2470, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5475 Middle Schools
Friedrich L Jahn School 3149 N Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5500 Middle Schools
Horace Greeley School 832 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 534-5800 Middle Schools
Horace Greeley School 832 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 534-5800 Middle Schools
Inter-American Magnet School 919 W Barry Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5490 Middle Schools
James G Blaine School 1420 W Grace St, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 534-5750 Middle Schools
John V Le Moyne School 851 W Waveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 534-5736 Middle Schools
Louis J Agassiz School 2851 N Seminary Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5725 Middle Schools
Louis Nettelhorst School 3252 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5810 Middle Schools
Nathaniel Hawthorne School 3319 N Clifton Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 534-5550 Middle Schools
Walt Disney School 4140 N Marine Dr, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 534-5840 Middle Schools
City of Chicago Vehicle Stickers

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Residential Parking Permits

Chicago’s Residential Parking Permit program is designed to restrict parking on designated residential streets during specified hours, except for the residents of that street, guests of the residents or those who provide a service to the residents. This program helps to ensure that residents of densely populated areas have reasonable access to parking near their residences. Cars parked in violation of this ordinance are ticketed.

The City of Chicago does not mess around. The city has a dillignet parking patrol staff that will ticket you if you are in a spot where a permit you don’t have is required. All spots that require permits are marked with white street signs. Please look out for them!

For more information, contact the city clerk at 312-744-6861 or email info@chicityclerk.com. We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.