Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park real estate is a hot commodity in Chicago, with young professionals and growing families eagerly seeking apartments, condominiums, and houses in this beautiful corner of the city. With the public beaches of Lake Michigan and the spectacular Lincoln Park — from which the area takes its name — to the West, there’s always plenty on offer to keep residents entertained, as well as a whole range of eateries, bars, theatres, and boutiques.

Recent History

As of 2015, the Lincoln Park population is made up primarily of young professionals, recent graduates, and young families, so it’s no wonder that the area is flourishing. New shops are opening constantly, and new homes are built to accommodate the influx of people.


Unlike other Chicago neighborhoods, Lincoln Park has been an established hotspot for some time, meaning that top restaurants, stores, and bars have already become a recognizable part of the area.

Fine dining is taken to a whole new level by the deconstructive cuisine at Alinea. One of the most decorated restaurants in the world, Alinea boasts three stars from the Michelin Guide and the AAA Five Diamond Award, and it was even named No. 9 on the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants List in 2014.

Top nightlife destinations include the rooftop J. Parker — with stunning skyline views — and the Kingston Mines, which offers incredible live music on a nightly basis. The area also includes an impressive selection of shops. Find anything from vintage bicycles at Cycle Smithy to the latest fashion at Green Goddess Boutique or custom-made leather handbags at Laudi Vidni.

Of course, no description of the area would be complete without mentioning the wonderful Lincoln Park itself. Recently named one of the Great Public Spaces in America by the American Planning Association (APA), it offers sports fields, beaches, boating facilities, and the famous Lincoln Park Zoo.

A Day in the Life

With its 6 basketball courts, softball fields, soccer fields, 15 baseball areas, 35 tennis courts, 163 volleyball courts, archery field, driving range, and golf course, Lincoln Park provides plenty of ways for local families to enjoy themselves. After you’ve gotten your day off to an energetic start, try the Lincoln Park Conservatory to marvel at the tropical palms and ancient ferns in its four display houses, or head to the Chicago History Museum to check out more than 20 million items from the city’s past.

Of course, the most popular venue in the park is still the Lincoln Park Zoo. A perennial family favorite, it was opened way back in 1868, making it one of the oldest zoos in the United States. It’s also completely free to enter, so you can come face to face with exotic creatures such as red panda cubs, tigers, zebras, and black bears without even spending a penny.

After you’ve taken in the wildlife, stop by one of Lincoln Park’s many cafes for some refreshments. Upscale establishments like the Floriole Café and Bakery offer mouth-watering French pastries, including the signature canelés — small, fluted cakes with caramelized exteriors and custard centers. For something a little more kid-friendly, Glazed and Confused provide a smorgasbord of tempting doughnuts, including the Nutella S’More and the Old Fashioned, which is made from spiced buttermilk cake with vanilla beans.

As the evening heads towards you, book a table at one of the many local restaurants. Enjoy world-class sushi at Juno, innovative takes on Indonesian street food at Rickshaw Republic, or spiced-up American fare at R. J. Grunts. When the sun has set, feel free to take a night cap at The Galway Arms — located in a 90-year-old building, it’s home to a renowned Irish whiskey program and features live Irish music.

The area also includes Chicago’s legendary Second City comedy club, where you can find some of the best stand up and improv in the country. If you’d rather see something a little more dramatic, head straight to the Apollo Theatre.


Bordering Lake Michigan to the east, W. Diversey to the north, W. Division to the south, and the Chicago River to the west, Lincoln Park is easily accessible via mass transit. Residents can catch CTA Red, Brown, and Purple lines at the Fullerton station or the Purple and Brown lines at Armitage and Diversey, or make their way around the area using the CTA bus service. The area is also easily reached by car thanks to its proximity to both Lake Shore Drive and the Kennedy Expressway. The local appeal and the ease of travel have combined to make Lincoln Park real estate especially desirable.

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