Welcome to Lincoln Park

Within the landmark districts of Lincoln Park, you’ll find historic churches, handsome brick row houses, modern condos and student housing, serene parks, active business corridors, and quiet residential streets.

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Attributes

sophisticated, affluent, historic, residential, nightlife, young & energetic, performance venues, shopping, for foodies, parks & recreation, brownstones, mid-rises, high-rises, condos, schools, students, easy commute

LOCATED IN NORTH CHICAGO

Commute Times
The Loop 21m by train, 19m by car
Merchandise Mart 25m by train, 15m by car
Union Station 25m by train, 17m by car
Millennium Park 27m by train, 16m by car
Boundaries
East to West Lake Michigan to Chicago River
North to South Diversey Parkway to North Avenue

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Lincoln park:
Valued for its pedestrian-friendly and culturally-rich qualities.

Lively retail-lined streets and leafy residential blocks pave the way for an appealing blend of residents and visitors, all captivated by Lincoln Park’s charms. And who wouldn’t be? The community boasts lakefront recreation, zoo, performing arts and music scene, abundance of shops, and range of restaurants—from BYOB ethnic spots to high-end ticketed experiences.

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The neighbors:
Collegiate, affluent, fashionable, and family-friendly.

Acclaimed public and private schools and DePaul University’s energetic campus life make Lincoln Park a family-friendly neighborhood with a longstanding tradition of civic involvement. The area also pulses with engaging performing arts spaces and live music venues, which attract people of all ages from all over the city.

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What to expect:
Claiming one of the nation’s greatest urban parks as your front yard.

An ample 1,208 acres of green space, the neighborhood’s namesake park hosts a free zoo, theater, nature museum and conservatory, 15-acre pond, five playgrounds, and bustling harbor. Its nearby lakefront trail and beaches are set against a backdrop of downtown skyscrapers.

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The lifestyle:
Diverse arts and entertainment met with a buzzing nightlife scene.

Lincoln Park presents a unique mix of bars, restaurants, and entertainment spots. From low-key dives to swanky hotel rooftop bars, the nightlife typically caters to a younger crowd around DePaul’s main campus. Thriving blues clubs and mainstream concert venues, as well as theater at the Steppenwolf and improv at iO Theater, appeal to all demographics.

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Unexpected appeal:
A plethora of ways to explore right outside your front door.

Large living quarters at an affordable price point might be hard to come by here, but there are plenty of places within the neighborhood to help stretch your legs. North Pond Nature Sanctuary, park playgrounds, seasonal farmers markets like the Green City Market, big-box stores in Clybourn Corridor, and restaurant patios will all feel like extensions of your home.

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The market:
Affordable apartments in vintage brownstones as well as expensive modern condos and revitalized single-family homes.

Loft condos in converted factories and warehouses can be found around the university and beautiful high-rises along the lake offer breathtaking views at high price points. Vintage walk-ups and condos can be more affordable, but prices rapidly escalate for rehabs and new construction.

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You'll fall in love with:
Historic appeal with chic upgrades.

Packed with small boutiques and high-end retailers on Armitage Avenue, casual cafes and eateries spilling out onto sidewalks on Clark and Halsted Streets, and a buzzing bar and music landscape on Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Park sets the stage for college students, young professionals, and families who also desire the cast-iron facades and sense of history.

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