Picturesque leafy neighborhood with a sprawling park
Welcome to LINCOLN PARK
Lincoln Park is a picturesque North Side neighborhood at the western edge of the sprawling green space of Chicago’s largest urban park. Lincoln Park’s namesake park features several museums, Lincoln Park Zoo, and a harbor and beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan. The neighborhood surrounding this iconic park is one of the most affluent and sought-after in Chicago. Lincoln Park is teeming with upscale amenities including trendy boutiques and fabulous restaurants.
Lincoln Park real estate offers an eclectic mix. Housing options include spacious historic brick rowhouses, loft conversions close to DePaul University, and stylish contemporary condominiums in residential towers overlooking the park and Lake Michigan.
What to Love
- Picturesque leafy neighborhood
- Unique shopping, dining, and entertainment
- Eclectic mix of old and new housing
- 1,200-acre Lincoln Park
People & Lifestyle
The leafy streets of Lincoln Park are very pedestrian friendly. The neighborhood balances relaxed family-friendly appeal with youthful energy spilling over from the DePaul University campus. With Chicago’s largest park on its doorstep, Lincoln Park is a captivating place to call home.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Armitage Avenue and Halsted Street provide a unique shopping destination with an eclectic mix of upscale brands and off-beat boutiques. Here you can design your own custom leather bags at Laudi Vidni and choose from over 100 oils to create your own fragrance at Aroma Workshop. Other popular retailers include fashionable apparel and lifestyle brand Lively, womenswear boutique and gift store Art Effect, and sophisticated baby and toddler store Monica + Andy. Halsted Street’s Michelin-starred Boka is one of many fine restaurants in the neighborhood. Boka’s elegant Mediterranean-influenced entrees are served in a beautifully designed space featuring a semi-outdoor solarium with a living wall comprised of ferns and moss. Across the street from Boka, industrial-chic Willow Room serves classic bistro dishes with creative flourishes. The Wiener’s Circle is unlikely to ever earn a Michelin star for its service but this late-night hot dog stand has become a cult favorite for its notoriously surly staff. Other Lincoln Park dining highlights include farm-to-table fare at Blue Door Farm Stand and Range, traditional Greek cuisine at Athenian Room, delicious French bistro dishes at Chez Moi, and Spanish tapas and sangria at Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!. Lincoln Park’s eclectic nightlife scene includes blues venues Kingston Mines and B.L.U.E.S., inviting neighborhood watering holes such as the Marquee Lounge, and the swanky J. Parker restaurant and cocktail lounge on the Hotel Lincoln rooftop.
Things to Do
Spanning around 1,200 acres, Lincoln Park’s namesake greenspace is the largest park in Chicago. Lincoln Park’s many attractions and amenities include the botanical gardens of the Lincoln Park Conservatory, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the 15-acre North Pond Nature Sanctuary, and the beautifully landscaped Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. Lincoln Park Zoo is a major attraction at Lincoln Park which offers free admission all year round. Founded in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is the fourth oldest zoo in the United States. Popular animal exhibits include big cats, gorillas, monkeys, penguins, and polar bears. In Lincoln Park’s southwest corner, the Chicago History Museum features fascinating exhibits exploring Chicago’s rich history. Green City Market is a farmers’ market held seasonally on Saturday mornings at Lincoln Park. The Lincoln Park neighborhood is a thriving cultural hub with many theaters and performance venues. Highlights include top touring acts at Lincoln Hall, talented local musicians at Hideout, and outstanding dramatic performances at the Steppenwolf Theatre.
Lincoln Park is served by the City of Chicago School District.
- Louisa May Alcott Elementary School, Public, PK-8
- Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Public, K-8
- Lincoln Park High School, Public, 9-12