Lakeview - Chicago, IL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    93,862
  • Population Density
    30,404 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    3 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    93 3.6
Lakeview is a neighborhood in Chicago with 93,862 residents. It has very high home values and very high rent costs. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very high income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 93 reviews
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    • 3
    Overall Experience: I think that the space is decent for college living.
    • 3
    Weather: The winters are awful, but the summer makes up for it. There's really no weather related disasters to worry about. Maybe except when it drops to the negatives, but you won't have to worry about going anywhere everything is usually closed.
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I'm spoiled living in Chicago. I know it's more expensive but I can't see myself anywhere else.
    • 4
    Food & Drink: It's fantastic for people in their 20's-40's. The area is well lit and the bars are open late. It's close to public transit so there's really no fear of having to drive.
    • 3
    Public Services: The police and firemen are excellent, but that's pretty much all I know.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Uptown 45,813
3.33 DePaul 30,183
3.66 Lincoln Park 32,431
3.66 Roscoe Village 13,854
3.33 North Center 17,482
3.33 Ravenswood 34,209

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Edgewater 48,213
3.66 Near North Side 76,086
3.00 Rogers Park 54,854
2.66 West Rogers Park (West Ridge) 72,055
2.66 Irving Park 54,538

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
2.66 Chicago Public Schools 647

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Payton College Preparatory High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Young Magnet High School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Northside College Preparatory High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Lane Tech College Prep High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Jones College Prep High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
Vaughn Occupational High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
Northside Learning Center Public 9-12 High
4.00 Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School Public 7-12 Middle, High
PAEC Center Public PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
R. Graham Training Center High School Public 10-12 High
3.66 Brooks College Prep Academy High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 A. Jackson Elementary Language Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
Peace & Education Coalition High School Public 10-12 High
3.66 Noble Street Charter High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
3.66 Lincoln Park High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 DeVry University Advantage Academy High School Public 11-12 High
3.33 Bell Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.33 Stone Elementary Scholastic Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Skinner Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.33 Von Steuben Metro Science High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Hawthorne Scholastic Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Wildwood Elementary School Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 O.A. Thorp Elementary Scholastic Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Alcott Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.33 LaSalle Elementary Language Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Ravenswood Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 The Latin School of Chicago Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Lydia Urban Academy Private, Alternative, Religious 9-11 Middle
Jewish Children's Bureau School Private, Religious, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
Thresholds High School Private, Special Education 10-12 High
New Horizon Center Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Francis W. Parker School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 St. Ignatius College Preparatory School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Esperanza School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High
Banner North School Private, Alternative 6-12 Middle, High
Lawrence Hall Youth Services Private, Special Education 9-12 High
3.33 The Chicago Academy for the Arts Private 9-12 High
3.33 Loyola Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.33 Roycemore School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Fenwick High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Bridge View Day School & Challenger Day School Private, Special Education 5-12 High
Ucan Academy Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
3.00 Notre Dame High School for Girls Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.00 Ida Crown Jewish Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Chicago Hope Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Chicago Waldorf School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Chicago International Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Logos Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 St. Gregory High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Walther Lutheran High School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 University of Chicago
4.33 Northwestern University
4.00 Wheaton College - Illinois
4.00 VanderCook College of Music
3.66 Moody Bible Institute
3.66 DePaul University
3.00 Lake Forest College
3.00 University of Illinois at Chicago
3.00 Illinois Institute of Technology
3.00 North Park University
3.00 Loyola University Chicago
3.00 Elmhurst College
3.00 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2.66 Roosevelt University
2.66 Saint Xavier University
2.66 Columbia College Chicago
2.66 Concordia University Chicago
2.66 Trinity Christian College
2.33 Benedictine University
2.33 Dominican University
2.33 National Louis University
2.33 Trinity International University - Deerfield
2.33 Calumet College of St. Joseph
2.00 Northeastern Illinois University
2.00 Chicago State University

Around Lakeview

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Lakeview United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area Edgewater Irving Park Near North Side Rogers Park West Rogers Park (West Ridge)
White 79.88% 63.25% 63.25% 54.70% 52.30% 41.66% 71.36% 37.91% 43.32%
Hispanic 7.64% 16.62% 16.04% 20.94% 17.93% 46.60% 5.75% 25.21% 18.99%
Asian 6.62% 4.83% 4.71% 5.77% 12.50% 6.97% 10.50% 6.08% 24.27%
African American 3.41% 12.23% 14.20% 16.87% 13.51% 2.69% 10.10% 27.71% 10.10%
Multiracial 2.16% 2.05% 1.53% 1.45% 3.40% 1.75% 1.72% 2.87% 2.71%
Native American 0.18% 0.66% 0.11% 0.11% 0.10% 0.21% 0.25% 0.03% 0.24%
Other 0.09% 0.19% 0.13% 0.15% 0.25% 0.13% 0.31% 0.20% 0.38%
Pacific Islander 0.02% 0.16% 0.02% 0.02% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Age

Lakeview United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area Edgewater Irving Park Near North Side Rogers Park West Rogers Park (West Ridge)
9 years and under 8% 13% 13% 13% 8% 15% 5% 13% 15%
10 to 17 years 2% 11% 11% 11% 5% 9% 2% 7% 10%
18 to 24 years 14% 10% 10% 9% 11% 8% 10% 13% 8%
25 to 34 years 39% 13% 14% 14% 23% 19% 33% 21% 15%
35 to 44 years 14% 13% 13% 14% 17% 17% 13% 15% 14%
45 to 54 years 9% 14% 14% 14% 13% 13% 11% 13% 13%
55 to 64 years 6% 12% 12% 11% 11% 10% 11% 10% 12%
65 and over 7% 13% 13% 12% 11% 8% 14% 7% 13%

Education Levels

Lakeview United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area Edgewater Irving Park Near North Side Rogers Park West Rogers Park (West Ridge)
Less than a high school diploma 2% 14% 13% 13% 10% 22% 3% 18% 20%
High school diploma or equivalent 6% 28% 27% 25% 13% 23% 6% 18% 20%
Some college or associate degree 13% 29% 29% 27% 24% 22% 14% 24% 23%
Bachelor's degree 46% 18% 19% 21% 31% 23% 42% 24% 24%
Master's degree or higher 32% 11% 12% 13% 23% 11% 35% 17% 13%

Gender

Lakeview United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area Edgewater Irving Park Near North Side Rogers Park West Rogers Park (West Ridge)
Male 50.0% 49.2% 49.1% 48.9% 50.9% 49.9% 46.5% 50.1% 49.4%
Female 50.0% 50.8% 50.9% 51.1% 49.1% 50.1% 53.5% 49.9% 50.6%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Lakeview United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area Edgewater Irving Park Near North Side Rogers Park West Rogers Park (West Ridge)
Rent 63.2% 35.1% 32.5% 34.0% 64.9% 53.3% 57.8% 71.8% 50.8%
Own 36.8% 64.9% 67.5% 66.0% 35.1% 46.7% 42.2% 28.2% 49.2%

Resident Opinions

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 7 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 7 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 7 responses

  • 14% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 14% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 57% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 14% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 11 responses

  • 27% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 64% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 9% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.