DePaul is the lovely area located within the heart of Lincoln Park. Given its name due to DePaul University’s campus being located within its boundaries. DePaul area stretches from Fullerton Parkway in the North to Armitage in the South, and extends to Halsted Street to the East, and Southport and Clybourn to the west. With the University in walking distance, this area is ideal for college students. However all that the DePaul neighborhood has to offer is not limited to those students. Families and people of all ages flock to the DePaul area for its charming quality. With students and families alike, there is no wonder that Halsted Street is the place to go for food and shopping. Tons of restaurants and boutiques mark the eastern edge of this neighborhood. However, the food and fun does not stop there. Chain restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Wendy’s, and Subway can be found in the area as well as DePaul students favorites such as Hoagie Hut, Pasta Palooza, and Uncle Sammy’s. Both families and students enjoy the variety DePaul has to offer. In addition to the chain vs. unique battle, DePaul area also has a variety of shopping to choose from. If chain stores are your style, stores such as Lucky Brand, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Bebe are just steps away. However, if one of a kind boutiques are more your style, there are plenty to choose from as well. With the younger crowd drawn to the area, there’s no doubt that the nightlife is appealing. Many bars and nightclubs can be found in the DePaul area. If nightlife isn’t your style, there is no need to fret. DePaul is within walking distance from the ever popular Oz Park, where children, runners, and dog walkers are commonplace. DePaul is a great place to live because everything you need is within walking distance. Grocery stores are even easy to come by. The Dominick’s on Fullerton serves to be the shopping center for so many DePaul residents.
Housing around DePaul is perfect. There is something for everyone. Many of the housing options in DePaul were built in the Victorian era, and therefore the architecture to some buildings are magnificent. The trees are just as old as some of the houses, but are beautiful and tower far over head. The area is quite residential when walking through the streets lined with numerous single family homes. In addition to those homes townhomes and condos are available as well. Although the area may seem aged and older, new construction is not rare to spot within the area.
Transportation is a simple in this area. With its residents dependent on commuting, the Fullerton red, brown, and purple line saves the day. In addition to this line, the Armitage brown line is just at the southern part of the neighborhood. There are also several bus lines that run through the neighborhood as well. With all of these options transportation is the least of your worries in this area.