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Clockwise from upper left: Victorian-style architecture in West Lake View; a wintery scene outside well-known Clarke's Diner in Central Lake View; Andy Warhol prints for sale at a gallery near Clark and Halsted Streets; an ornamental lion in the Lake View East neighborhood.
Lake View
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A large and varied Community Area, Lake View started as a suburb but got annexed to the city early. It was not unaffected by the changes in demographics brought about by the growth of commuter suburbs in the mid-20th Century, but appears not to have suffered as severely as the Lincoln Park area to its south, which rebounded in the 80s and 90s, or the Uptown area to its north, still recovering. Lake View's beloved Wrigley Field, where the Cubs play, residential high rises built in the '50s, and ready access to lakefront harbors may have helped insulate it. Today it has a multitude of diverse and interesting neighborhoods in its umbrella including eclectic Central Lake View and progressive New Town.

< Clockwise from upper left: Victorian-style architecture in West Lake View; a wintery scene outside well-known Clarke's Diner in Central Lake View; Andy Warhol prints for sale at a gallery near Clark and Halsted Streets; an ornamental lion in the Lake View East neighborhood.

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