For those looking for deluxe living in Chicago without all of the "stuffiness" of a more expensive neighborhood, look no further than Lincoln Park.
Striking the perfect balance between luxury and laid-back, Lincoln Park is a quintessentially Chicago neighborhood that never looses its “cutting edge” feel. Whether you’re walking through any of the free and beautiful gardens, spending a night at the theater, eating at a world-famous restaurant, or just grabbing a beer at a local dive, it’s easy to see why Lincoln Park has risen the ranks as one of the most desirable places to live in Chicago.
The whole neighborhood is accessible via both Brown and Red Lines across multiple stops, including DePaul University near the Fullerton transit station.
Lincoln Park runs East/West from the river to Lakeshore Dr, and North/South from North Ave to Diversey. The titular “Lincoln Park” that gives this neighborhood its name is located right along Lake Michigan, and goes from North Avenue all the way up to Diversey Parkway.
As one of the most sought-after residential areas of the city, Lincoln Park is a high-income area that's a hotbed for young families raising children.
The average age is just over 30, with an average income of just under $100,000—meaning that you’ll find plenty of high-end businesses aimed at younger, active demographics. Additionally, because it’s close to DePaul, it also has a large amount of young college students near campus around the Fullerton transit stop.
From amazing parks and green areas everywhere you turn, to some of Chicago's best shopping districts off the Armitage and North/Clybourne L stops, to world-class entertainment at Steppenwolf and iO Chicago, Lincoln Park is high end living in an accessible hamlet of Chicago.
It’s also one of the best neighborhoods for Chicago foodies. It’s where food empire Lettuce Entertain You began, is the home of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, as well as Alinea, a Michelin-star restaurant that’s become a destination for food lovers from all over the world.
One of the must-see destinations in the neighborhood is Lincoln Park Zoo. With 18 unique exhibits featuring over 1200 animals, the zoo is top-notch entertainment that attracts visitors from all over the city.
PLUS! Tickets to the zoo are free, and it even hosts events throughout the year, including the holiday spectacular Zoo Lights—a yearly tradition that lights up the complex with holiday lights and sounds to thrill the whole family.
Lincoln Park is truly one of the most scenic neighborhoods in Chicago.
With a tons of outdoor space to explore, and a slew of fantastic destinations along the way, every turn in Lincoln Park feels like walking through a picture. And don’t forget to dive into all of the unique spaces of the Lincoln Park, including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and the lakefront area near Diversey Harbor—all of which will serve as your centerpiece in this great neighborhood.