Lakeview is one of Chicago's largest and most popular upscale neighborhoods. Historically, Lakeview was a popular residential area and many of its homes date from the 1800's. Lakeview offers a wonderful mix of classic, 19th century single-family homes ranging from frame cottages to impressive mansions. Also a great variety of multi-unit vintage buildings that have been converted to stylish condominiums and newly constructed modern condominiums. Lakeview residents can take advantage of the lake and park on their eastern border with beaches, bike paths and playing fields.