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Lincoln Park

Diverse residents and activities with all the city's best amenities

About:

Bordered by one of the most expansive urban parks in the country, Lincoln Park is a highly desirable city locale attracting residents from all walks of life. Offering more bars, restaurants and boutiques per capita than anywhere else in the city, this north side neighborhood offers its residents all the perks an urban dweller could dream of, and then some. The amount of sheer green space combined with ample entertainment options make LP unique from almost every other neighborhood in the city. It provides just as many opportunities for relaxing as hitting the town for a night of fun.


 

Location

Lincoln Park is located on the North Side of the city. It is bordered to the north by Diversey Ave, to the south by North Ave., to the east by Lake Michigan and to the west by Clybourn Ave. Surrounding neighborhoods includes Lakeview, Logan Square, Old Town and Gold Coast. One of the main draws of Lincoln Park is its proximity to surrounding areas like the lake, the zoo, Lincoln Park itself, the Loop, Lakeshore Drive, Interstates 90/94 and the Metra. DePaul University also sits in the center of LP adding another layer of energy. Getting to many places is easy and most are within a 15-20 minute walk.

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Landmarks & Scenes:

One of the area's most well-known landmark is St. Vincent DePaul church, built in 1895, and sitting on DePaul University's campus. DePaul University is another prominent landmark, and is home to over 16,000 undergrad students. The campus spans over 30 acres in the western portion of Lincoln Park.

Food & Drink:

Lincoln Park truly has something for every taste and budget. The Baglers Coffeehouse on Lincoln Ave. is a popular spot for DePaul students and local residents to sit with a cup of coffee and bagel, while Pequod's Pizza is a favorite among those staggering home late from the bar. On the other end of the spectrum, you have Alinea, Chicago's most exclusive fine-dining 'experience.' In between, you can find favorites such as Batter & Berries, well-known for their innovative breakfast items, and the lively Spanish Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! 

Shopping:

Every kind of store exists in Lincoln Park. A shop selling milk and cookies until 3am? Check. Organic dog treats? Done. The latest fashion from every conceivable corner of the world? No problem. Clybourn Ave., running along the neighborhood's western edge houses an array of more mainstream stores such as HomeGoods, Costco, Trader Joe's, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Entertainment:

Lincoln Park is full of theaters! The Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre was originally a movie house when it was built in 1912, but now hosts live music and the occasional play. There's also Lincoln Hall, a popular music venue for local and new artists, and Athenaeum Theatre.

Sports & Outdoors:  

Stunning areas of well kept green space are abundant in Lincoln Park, making it a great place to enjoy warm weather in the summer. Lincoln Park is home to a dog beach where animal lovers can let there loved ones off leash to run around in the sand and swim in the harbor.

Arts & Culture:

The Lincoln Park Conservatory, begun in 1895, houses tens of thousands of plants both inside and outside. This free gem is nirvana to anyone who can appreciate beautiful plants. In the winter, it is a free vacation without the travel, complete with heat, humidity and a brief respite from the snow.

Family:

Full of fun activities, Lincoln Park Zoo is over 35 acres is the heart of Lincoln Park and is home to every animal you could hope to find; lions, monkeys, seals, giraffes, and dozens of others; and is free for every visitor.

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