Find Your Inspiration™
at Optima Lakeview in Chicago

For those who seek an elevated sense of home in one of Chicago’s most beloved neighborhoods, Optima Lakeview offers a uniquely holistic quality of life that inspires residents while nurturing a deeply satisfying sense of community.

For more than 40 years, Optima has changed the landscape of design and real estate development across the Chicago and Phoenix markets. Since its founding in 1978 by David and Eileen Hovey, Optima set out to control and execute every aspect of the process in-house – development, design, construction, sales and management – for a dynamic system that offers greater efficiency and flexibility. Working together with David Hovey Jr., AIA and Tara Hovey, they continue to refine Optima's visionary approach, innovative technology and progressive environmental standards.

Most recently, we have brought our unique approach to creating built environments to the city’s Lakeview neighborhood, as Optima Lakeview opens its doors as the boldly beautiful vision of award-winning architects David C. Hovey, FAIA, and David Hovey, Jr., AIA.

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Amenities that go above and beyond.

What makes for an elevated lifestyle at Optima Lakeview are experiences and spaces that delight and surprise at every turn, serving up new, unexpected ways to make a difference and ensure every day is extraordinary. The rooftop sky deck, with its panoramic views, allows residents to enjoy the fresh air year-round with access to the heated pool and spa along with BBQs, fire pits, outdoor theater and a glass-enclosed party room.

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Multiple grilling areas


Views to Wrigley Field


Indoor & Outdoor Kitchens




Heated Pool for Year-Round Use


Glass-Enclosed Party Room




Stunning Views


Heated Rooftop Sky Deck

Floor Plans

Apartment Floor Plans in Chicago, IL

Residences that celebrate
living well.

The residences at Optima Lakeview express a personal sense of well-being through inspired sophistication, curated details and a commitment to artistry. Airy yet intimate apartment floor plans that boast floor-to-ceiling windows — with thoughtful additions including abundant storage and dedicated work-from-home space — warmly welcome you and your family with immaculate finishes and modern features. Refined elegance emanates from every corner, creating spaces that are beautifully crafted and forever modern.

Fresh air is the key ingredient in elevating the experience of urban living in our Chicago apartments. That means in addition to having access to the year-round rooftop sky deck, many one-, two- and three-bedroom homes feature expansive private terraces that create a seamless transition from indoors to out. Ranging from 67 to 1,606 square feet, many of these exquisitely-crafted spaces have been designed with trees, private grills and fire pits to invite year-round living.

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Design first. Always.

Exceptional design drives us in everything we do, and Optima Lakeview is no exception: the stunning, light-filled atrium, endless views of the neighborhood and Lake Michigan from the spectacular rooftop sky deck, and abundant amenity spaces. The inspired use of floor-to-ceiling glass, concrete and natural stone. A world-class collection of contemporary art and furniture in public spaces both inside and outside. Across the entire spectrum of design, our unique sense of form and function has allowed us to imagine the extraordinary in the heart of this storied neighborhood. And while our passion for sustainable, thoughtful design has always been part of the Optima culture, we have pushed our own boundaries to ensure that Optima Lakeview offers a new, elevated sense of home for our residents and neighbors.

Life at Optima Lakeview offers residents endless opportunities to focus on their health and wellness — ranging from our full-court basketball and pickleball court to a golf simulator. With the Optima Lakeview mobile app, residents can also take advantage of several fitness options from yoga classes to personal training. Beyond the abundant offerings within the building, our proximity to the lakefront provides easy access to biking, walking, running, tennis courts at Waveland Park and the nine-hole golf course at Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course.

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Care and Connection.
That’s the Optima way.

Our approach to our residents is deeply personal and infused with hospitality; we want our residents to feel welcomed and cared for at every moment. Our programming and management are customized and curated to make everyday life extraordinary, and to ensure that our residents always feel right at home.

Integral to the Optima® experience is a sense of belonging to a community and sharing authentic social connections with others. This, too, drives our approach to every program and event we offer, giving our residents the opportunity to join with others in endless ways — from meeting up on the basketball court, joining with others to take a lakefront run or scheduling a playdate with a group of children.

Optimized Service® Optimized Service® includes white glove, in-home package delivery & box removal, grocery & dry cleaning delivery and plant watering.

Onsite Massage Therapy Optima Lakeview has partnered with incredible massage therapists to provide massage to residents in the comfort of your own home.

Fitness Programming Fitness programs including yoga and mindfulness, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes, kids creative movement and personal training are available to the residents of Optima Lakeview.

Optima Connect® Residents of Optima Lakeview can take advantage of exclusive discounts to area restaurants and retailers.

Complimentary Towel Service Complimentary towel service is provided in fitness center, locker rooms and poolside on the rooftop sky deck.

Curated Social Events & Clubs Our onsite team carefully curates social events and programs such as food trucks, music and cocktails on the sky deck, and cooking demonstrations. Organized resident clubs are as varied as book club, bike club and kids club.

24/7 Virtual Personal Assistant A 24/7 virtual personal assistant is available by phone, email or text to assist with an array of complimentary personalized services including reservations, travel, tickets, coordination and more.

Housekeeping Through our partnership with Elevated Living, residents can choose from a variety of housekeeping offerings through our custom Optima Lakeview mobile app.

Pet Care Pet care services include onsite dog grooming in our pet spa, dog walking, pet visits, pet sitting and in-person or virtual meet & greets.

Maintenance Services Our onsite team of maintenance professionals provides filter changes, light bulb replacement, assists with hanging tvs and is available for any service request that comes up.

Moving Services Through the Optima Lakeview mobile app you can schedule with one of our preferred movers who will pack your belongings and move them into your new home at Optima Lakeview.


The quintessential Chicago neighborhood: timeless yet always changing

Lakeview is full of Chicago culture and history, yet it radiates the vibrancy of newness, with every small business or tantalizing restaurant on its avenues and streets. The Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago emits a laid back, neighborly welcome, yet its heart beats with an urban pulse. It attracts youthful energy, yet retains generations of cherished stories. In spite of these apparent contradictions — or perhaps because of them — Lakeview continues to thrive with an unquenchable vitality that has fostered and inspired performers, athletes, writers, activists and inventors to embrace a world that is perfect in its imbalance. And with its lively mix, Lakeview remains a unique gem that represents the past, present and future of Chicago.

3478 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

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About Us


A developer with an architect’s vision.

For more than four decades, Optima® has been developing, designing and building some of the most striking urban and suburban luxury residential communities in the United States. Each Optima development is distinctive and customized to its physical location, with shared signature aesthetics including strong geometric shapes, inherently beautiful building materials and open, flexible floor plans. With award-winning architects David C. Hovey, FAIA and David Hovey Jr., AIA at the helm, Optima combines a deep understanding of how residents live with a desire to build the environment around their lifestyles — not to define them but to enhance them.


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The Optima Promise: Exceptionally designed spaces and experiences elevate our personal sense of well-being, while inspiring us and those around us.


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Located on N. Broadway in the middle of the vibrant Lakeview community, Optima Lakeview brings together the surrounding architectural aesthetic with our passion for Modernist design to create a truly unique living experience. Stay in-the-know about Optima Lakeview, design, arts and culture, and the Lakeview community with timely updates and breaking news.


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At Optima®, our commitment to enriching lives extends beyond the luxurious confines of our communities to embrace the profound cultural institutions that surround them. One such place of deep historical significance and human connectivity is the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, located in the suburb of Skokie, just a stone’s throw from our communities in and near Chicago. This museum stands as a bastion of remembrance and education, encouraging visitors to reflect on the past’s harsh realities to foster a more compassionate and understanding future.

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Inspired design, concierge service, and sophisticated residences — at Optima Lakeview, you’ll experience an elevated lifestyle in one of Chicago’s most iconic destinations. Start your journey home by contacting the leasing gallery to schedule your private tour.

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  • Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat 10am-5pm
  • Sun 12pm-5pm


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