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Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park offers the best qualities of urban living with ornate brownstone buildings and tree-lined residential streets. It is a community with a contagiously youthful energy, and a recreation-friendly location.


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Lincoln Park is bounded by the Diversey Parkway on the north and by North Avenue on the south. The neighborhood is sandwiched from west to east between the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.

The area is just 5.5 miles away from Chicago Loop, just north of fellow lakefront neighborhoods, River North and Gold Coast.

Lincoln Park features a prominent university campus within its boundaries, so neighborhoods here comprise crowds of students and young professionals. The presence of top-rated K-12 schools in the area also makes it an ideal choice for Chicago Loop professionals looking for a good place to establish a growing family.

Lincoln Park, Chicago real estate

Single-family houses with five to six bedrooms and more than 6,000 square feet of living space are available in this neighborhood. For their package of unparalleled privacy and serenity, these homes typically fetch multi-million-dollar price tags.

Row homes and duplexes are also common options in this urban neighborhood.

Several Lincoln Park buildings are historic structures that date back to the mid-19th century, adding a distinct historic charm against the mostly urban landscape around them.

The Lincoln Park area comprises several neighborhoods, including the following high-demand locations:

  • Lincoln Central
  • Old Town Triangle
  • Park West
  • Ranch Triangle
  • Sheffield

Living in Lincoln Park

Take a look at the many ways that make Lincoln Park an excellent place to live.

  • Schools
    The Chicago Public Schools serve Lincoln Park residents through two zoned elementary schools and three magnet schools. Lincoln Park High School, also administered by the CPS, is a top-rated public secondary school in the city and national levels. The largest and oldest DePaul University campus is also in Lincoln Park. Just click on any property you like to see nearby schools and their ratings.
  • Shopping
    In Lincoln Park, every major street is a thriving shopping area. Armitage Avenue combines the best of high-end retail with independent boutiques and local favorites. Among the most interesting shops in town are Art Effect for women’s wear, Dave’s Records for music, Rotofugi for designer toys and games, and Warby Parker for eyewear.
  • Dining
    Start your culinary adventure in Clark Street and its diverse array of restaurants, cafes, and dessert stops. Lincoln Avenue comes alive in the evenings with a range of bars and taverns frequented by both DePaul University students and urban professionals. Top restaurants around the neighborhood include Chef Grant Achatz’ Alinea, the standout Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!, underground favorite Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co., and the romantic North Pond.
  • Attractions and activities
    There’s no bigger attraction here than the sprawling 1,200-acre park with which the neighborhood shares its name. The largest public open space in the Windy City, Lincoln Park features a variety of sports fields, trails, landscaped gardens, bird refuges, and a zoo. The Chicago History Museum is also located in the southern portion of the park. In addition, its location along the Lake Michigan shoreline provides 7 miles of lake access for beach activities and boat access.

If you’re interested in the selection of luxurious homes for sale in Lincoln Park, Chicago, the Walker Real Estate Group will help you scout the top options and negotiate toward the best deal. To get started, call me, Carla Walker, at 312.342.0078 or 312-264-1236, or email me at cwalker(at)koenigrubloff(dotted)com.