Lakeview Real Estate

lake-view-chicago-ilA beautiful neighborhood of verdant parks, quiet residential streets and bustling retail districts, Lakeview beckons Chicagoans with attractions such as the lakefront, scores of restaurants and bars, eclectic shopping districts such as the Southport Corridor, and the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.

Lakeview is also home to one of the country’s largest LGBTQ populations, and is considered one of Chicago’s biggest cultural melting pots. Like neighboring Lincoln Park, Lakeview boasts a number of the city’s top schools and a wealth of cultural attractions including a thriving theater scene.

Lakeview’s housing stock runs the gamut in style and price, making it a practical and popular choice for many Chicago residents. You’ll find vintage walk-up condos, new-construction three-flats, loft buildings, converted courtyard buildings, four-plus-ones, and high-rises from just about every era dating back to the 1920s. Lakeview real estate also features a variety of single-family home styles, from stately mansions near Lincoln Park and the lakefront to contemporary new construction.

These days, the median sale price for a one-bedroom condo in Lakeview neighborhood is about $290,000 while a two-bedroom comes in around $390,000. For three or more bedrooms, expect to see average prices around $550,000. You’ll also find a handful of townhomes and single family homes here, ranging anywhere from $400,000 to $3.3 million for a private dwelling in this desirable north side Chicago neighborhood.

For information on real estate close to Lakeview see these links below

Lincoln Park | Avondale | Buena Park | North Center

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Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $414,100

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $414,100 $229,000
Median Single Family Home Value $1,035,500 $228,600
Median Condo Value $332,300 $236,100
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $589,100 $176,700
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $791,400 $222,100
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $1,180,200 $350,500
Percent Homes Decreasing 579 2,689,821
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $486 $141
Median Sale Price 579 235,500
Property Tax 579 2,689,821
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 579 2,689,821
1-Yr. Change -0.9% 5.2%

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Q: There are so many neighborhoods to choose from, how do I know which neighborhood is best for me?
A: I suggest to clients that they make a list of what they want their day to day life to look like. That list might include things like: easy access to public transportation; ½ mile from the the lake; tree-lined streets with mostly single family homes; close to bars and restaurants; top level public elementary school; trendy, up and coming… start big, winnow down and prioritize. I also suggest that clients look at a few places in several neighborhoods to get an understanding of what each neighborhood offers. It’s all about options, choices and priorities.
If you’d like to know more about Lakeview or scope out other neighborhoods in Chicago with a top buyer’s agent, let’s chat! You can also scroll down to see current Lakeview real estate listings. I look forward to hearing from you! Let’s find your dream home, shall we?
Q: Should I work with a real estate agent?
A: Yes, there are several benefits to working with a real estate agent, especially an experienced top drawer agent. Not only will she be able to give you an accurate value assessment for the property you fall in love with, you’ll likely get a better deal if she is a bear in negotiations. And your agent will advocate for your best interests throughout the transaction. You may also get access to properties not yet actively listed – which is especially important in a hot real estate market such as Chicago! Additionally, when working with an agent, you don’t just get access to her expertise – you get access to her entire network of advisors, lenders, contractors, and more.
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