Best Answer

Roughly from N of Diversey, S of Addison, E. Lake, W Clark or Sheffield.

I have always understood Newtown's borders to be those as stated by the above respondant. It is my understanding that the name Lakeview preceeds Newtown. Newtown finds itself in East Lakeview for the most part. I have been told that the name Newtown came into usage in the 60's as the government funded demolition of old structures and the building of government-funded housing, thus "New-Town". I remember the term was still in common usage in the early 80's when I visited upon occaision as a College student. As the population of young gay professionals increased in the area the name naturally morphed into "boystown", a pejoritive nickname given by young visitors to the neighborhood. (Some of whom I remember to have participated in the neighborhood culture a bit more than they were willing to admit to their Lincoln Park friends...Hmmm.) In the late 80's to mid 90's, enclaves of Boystown were as gay as you could imagine. In the block of Melrose between Halsted and Broadway I remember knowing of a gay resident in almost every building, almost. The name "Newtown" has fallen into disuse and the term "Boystown" is now used and understood by almost anyone living in the city. Realtors and those with property interests have reverted to the neutral name "Lakeview" and often speak of Lakeview in terms of sub regions; Belmont Harbor, East Lakeview, Buena Park, Wrigleyville, West Lakeview, Southport, to name a few.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-15 18:19:46
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Branches of social science

Who was the founder of the a settlement house in Chicago known as the Hull house

Founder of hull house

What time do you use a political map

See all cards
No Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Can someone describe what New Town is or was and where it was located exactly?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

On a 2001 Chrysler town and country where is the map sensor located exactly?

because it is

Where exactly is Fitness town?

Fitness Town is located is Western Canada. Locations are available in Vancouver and Burnaby, British Columbia. Both of these locations are located in easily accessible cities which are populated with diverse people.

Where exactly in England is Shepperton located?

Shepperton is located in Surrey, the former historic county of Middlesex. It is about 28km southwest of London. This town is famous for its conservation areas.

Where is Semporna located exactly?

Semporna is a town located in Tawau Division, in the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. Its population was estimated to be around 133,000 in 2006.

In which area of London is China Town located?

When someone is trying to find out what area of London China Town is located, one can visit an online site called ChinaTownLondon dot org and VisitLondon.

Where is George Strait's Ranch located at?

The ranch is near Encinal, TX, in fact about 10 miles or so from the town. Occasionally, George is seen in town but noone bothers him. I am orignally from Encinal and I'll find out exactly where the ranch is located. Don't bother him!

Does 1998 Lincoln Town Car have an auxiliary power outlet and where is it located?

I was looking at the 1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Guide and there is an auxilary power outlet located on the instrument panel ( unfortunately it doesn't have a drawing showing exactly where on the instrument panel )

Where is the town Marsa Alam located?

The town Marsa Alam is located in Egypt right next to the Red Sea in the Red Sea Governate. It is located in such a way, that if someone were to travel across the Red Sea they would end up in Saudi Arabia.

How do you describe a town at night?


Where is Deauville located exactly?

Deauville is a commune in northwestern France. It is a town that has a lot of entertainment including a race course, conference centre, harbor, and marinas.

Where is the town hall located in Bournemouth?

In the town

Where is the town of Riverhead located?

The town of Riverhead is located in Long Island, New York. The town is located in Suffolk County. It is also located on the northern shore of Long Island.

People also asked