Lincoln Park

Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my. Lincoln Park residents have it all – from the arts to its famed zoo – right in their backyard. It’s no wonder the North side neighborhood is one of the most sought after in the U.S.

The quiet tree-lined neighborhood includes top-rated schools, DePaul University and two major museums in addition to Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the country’s oldest zoos. There’s also a wide array of entertainment, eateries and hotspots.

An evening in Lincoln Park might include a play at the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre and dinner at a Michelin-rated restaurant or a quaint neighborhood café.

Sports fans will find as many dive bars with the game on as foodies will find fine-dining restaurants with al fresco seating. Still going? There’s a spot for that with nightclubs, dancing and live music as well as college dive bars. Hungry? There are plenty of late-night places to grab an Italian beef sandwich, hotdog or slice.

Lincoln Park is just as delightful by day. Located just two miles from downtown, the lakefront is a walk, jog or bike ride away with convenient paths, parks and miles and miles of lakefront to enjoy. Play some beach volleyball, stop by a farmer’s market, enjoy a festival, shop along Armitage or watch the Air and Water Show.

Smaller townhomes and vintage condominiums offer buyers an affordable entry into Lincoln Park, but prices rapidly escalate for rehabs and new construction. Buyers around DePaul University can find loft condominiums in converted factories and warehouses. On its eastern edge, Lincoln Park features beautiful vintage brownstones along with high-rises with breathtaking views of the lake, park, North Pond and city skyline.

Public transportation makes getting to work downtown very convenient with several CTA buses and the L nearby as well as bike lanes and Lake Shore Drive.

The neighborhood’s many amenities, location, and housing options make this an incredibly popular neighborhood. With its mix of city parks, restaurants, bars, theaters and top schools, Lincoln Park is virtually unrivaled among urban neighborhoods.