|Eastward on Belmont Avenue.|
Within Lakeview East, you also have North Halsted, more commonly known as "Boystown". The City of Chicago's official tourism website defines Boystown as a triangle with Belmont Avenue to the south, Halsted Street to the west, and Broadway to the east. Halsted and Broadway come together to the north at Grace Street.
Population make-up: 2000 Census figures for the entire Lake View community area lists the population as approximately 80% white, 10% hispanic, and about 5% black and 5% Asian. Lake View has the 2nd-highest population of the 77 community areas (behind Austin) at nearly 95,000 residents. Furthermore, it is the 2nd most dense (behind Rogers Park), averaging about 30,000 people per square mile.
Historical populace: Lake View looks a little different today than it did in the 1850s with a heavy population of German, Swedish, and Luxembourgan immigrants or with a heavy influx of working-class residents as in the early to mid-1900s. Today, Lake View's neighborhoods are among the most (if the THE most) popular for young professionals. There is an abundance of dining, shopping and nightlife options, especially along Broadway and Clark Street. Furthermore, it is in easy proximity to Lake Michigan and the Loop, and is relatively more affordable than Lincoln Park, immediately to the south. Lakeview East also has a strong gay/lesbian presence, and has hosted the annual Chicago Pride Parade for 40 years.
Getting there: Undoubtedly one of the reasons Lakeview East is such a hot neighborhood for young professionals is the ease of public transit to/from the neighborhood. There are Brown and Purple Line stops at Belmont, (beef) Wellington, and Diversey. The Red Line also stops at Belmont. There are east-west buses along Belmont and Diversey. North-south buses run along Sheridan, Broadway, Halsted, Clark, and Sheffield. Maybe best of all, express buses 143, 145, 146 take you down Lake Shore Drive from Lakeview East directly to downtown Michigan Avenue.