Lincoln Park is one of Chicago’s most affluent neighborhoods.
Diversey Parkway to the north, North avenue to the south, Lake Michigan/ Lake Shore Drive to the east and (roughly) the Chicago river on the west.
West DePaul, Park West, Old Town Triangle, Ranch Triangle and the Clybourn Corridor retail district are are all considered part of Lincoln Park.
Lincoln Park is close to the Loop and serviced by the Red, Purple, and Brown El lines as well as bus routes. It’s rated 10/10 for CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) public transportation.
The jewel of the Lincoln Park neighborhood is its namesake, Lincoln Park. This 1200-acre greenspace is set on the shore of Lake Michigan and contains one of the nation’s oldest zoos and the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Scenic Lake Shore Drive runs along the park’s east edge.
The area between Armitage Avenue, Willow Street, Burling Street, and Orchard Street was named Chicago’s most expensive block by Forbes magazine.
A mix of gorgeous 19th-century architecture, upscale shops, and high-end restaurants is found here.
The neighborhood has great restaurants. Clark Street is known for its eclectic mix of small bookstores, record stores, and clothing shops.
Lincoln Park is one of Chicago’s most beautiful neighborhoods, and housing prices in the area reflect that. As of December 2016, single-family homes in this neighborhood were listed at a median of $675,000. The median sale price for this same time was $505,000, and the median sale price per square foot was $297. In the previous month, 101 homes were sold. Housing prices in the neighborhood overall are on the rise and increased 6% in 2016.
Lincoln Park is a paradise for walkers and bikers. 94 walkability and 88 bike score. The area has a solid transit score of 80, and the two-mile commute to downtown generally takes 10 to 20 minutes. Lincoln Park’s public schools are considered good, and Lincoln Park High School was named the city’s most challenging high school in a 2015 Washington Post index.