Lincoln Park is called home by many of the city’s professionals and families. With the amount of restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment options, it’s no wonder so many people live there. Surrounded Wicker Park & Bucktown to the West, Old Town & Gold Coast to the South, and by Lakeview to the North, Lincoln Park is the central location of Chicago’s North side. Located around 2 miles from downtown Chicago, Lincoln Park offers ample opportunities for those looking for great places to live, work, and play.
Lincoln Park's residential building inventory is as diverse as the people, shops, and cuisines that have made the neighborhood such a destination. Farther east, one can find high rise properties (both historic and new luxury apartments) that line and overlook the park and harbor out to the lake. Though residents living farther west in the neighborhood might cede the exceptional views, they gain an elegant, historic townhome setting unlike any other within close proximity of downtown.
The Lincoln Park neighborhood is accessible via mass transit, including the CTA’s Red, Brown and Purple lines at the Fullerton station corner of Fullerton and Sheffield), the Purple and Brown lines at the Armitage (Sheffield) and Diversey (Sheffield) stations, as well as CTA bus service all over the area.
Lincoln Park's dining scene covers everything from fine dining at Balena to raucous bars and pubs for game day. Everyone from vegetarians to the most insatiable carnivore will find a favorite restaurant amongst the streets of Lincoln Park. A staple of summer in Lincoln Park, the Green City Market operates Wednesdays and Saturdays outdoors at the southern end of the Park May through October and inside the Peggy Notebaert Museum the remaining Saturdays of the year.
One of the oldest zoos in the United States, the Lincoln Park Zoo spans 35 acres of urban real estate and is open, free, to the public 365 days of the year. Make sure to take a look at the incredible schedule of events throughout the year, particularly as the city comes alive during the summer. Expect a plethora of formal and informal street fairs and festivals, from smaller local festivals to the neighborhood wide Summerfest in June. For the dramatic resident, museums devoted to history, nature, and surgical science abound in and around the park. In short, there is a piece of Lincoln Park to please any and all.