One of the city’s most-known neighborhoods, Lincoln Park takes its name from the lakeside park that has been a draw for generations of Chicagoans visiting its zoo, monuments, museums and conservatory. It also has a wide range of available housing from high-rise apartments view stunning lake and city views to new construction and historic mansions to vintage rowhouses.
The popularity of Lincoln Park has caused the name to grow geographically and encompass other smaller neighborhoods, places like DePaul, Wrightwood Neighbors, Sheffield Neighbors, Ranch Triangle and others. In any one of these pocket neighborhoods, residents have access to great amenities from grocers to restaurants along Clark Street and Lincoln Avenue and, of course, the neighborhood’s namesake park.
Lincoln Park itself is a gem among Chicago parks. Located along pristine Lake Michigan frontage, the park (which is actually growing due to recent work by the park district to add acreage through landfill) includes walking and biking trails, meadows and hills, soccer fields, tennis courts, and beaches.
Inside the park, the Conservatory offers locals a welcome respite from the famed Chicago winters with many showrooms and plant displays. Nearby Lincoln Park Zoo is a free admission attraction which houses animals from large cats to apes, polar bears, and even Bactrian camels.
Lincoln Park offers residents a variety of housing options. While recent years have seen the construction of new mansions throughout the neighborhood, many apartments are still available, as are condos, two-flats and modest single family homes.