Welcome to Lincoln Park
A young neighborhood with an oasis of manicured parks and green spaces
Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL., is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Chicago. Known for quiet, residential streets and ample greenery, Lincoln Park is a cultural mecca within the big city.
Lincoln Park Real Estate boasts many green spaces, including Lincoln Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory, and North Avenue Beach. Lincoln Park is the city’s largest park and boasts many amenities and activities. The joys of this neighborhood aren’t limited to nature, however. Lincoln Park also has creative, boutique shopping and high-end restaurants with world-acclaimed chefs who create innovative menus. Historic brownstones, single-family homes, and high-rise condominiums make for a diverse range of housing opportunities in this neighborhood.
With plenty of parks and playgrounds as well as acclaimed elementary schools, Lincoln Park is an ideal neighborhood for families. Eclectic boutiques make Lincoln Park a shopper’s paradise, with many unique goods and gifts only found in Lincoln Park. Evenings can be spent pursuing the fine dining scene, exploring creative cocktail bars, and diving into the live music scene until late at night.
What to Love
- Ample greenery with manicured parks and gardens
- High-class schools and education
- Eclectic boutique shopping
- High-end dining with world-class chefs
The lifestyle of Lincoln Park is idyllic and fun, with a touch of luxury and exclusivity. The ample opportunities to explore nature provide a serenity not found in other parts of the city. Residents love the atmosphere created by the tree-lined streets connecting residential areas with museums, the conservatory, the zoo, and more.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Lincoln Park boasts world-class dining opportunities. Alinea is a Michelin Star, a creative, high-end restaurant with a multicourse tasting menu giving guests a tour of the most innovative designs in modern cuisine. Boka is a contemporary restaurant that provides seasonal menus designed by world-class chefs in an opulent, rich dining room for a full experiential dinner.
For a more light-hearted experience, residents can head to R.J. Grunts, an eclectic eatery filled with classic comfort food, a gigantic salad bar, and a fun atmosphere. Although Chicago winters can be cold, Summer House Santa Monica brings the summer atmosphere all year to Lincoln Park. Warm West Coast vibes fill the bright restaurant and add to the California-inspired menu.
Things to Do
Lincoln Park has a wide variety of activities, with something for everyone. The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the country's oldest and most established zoos. It also hosts various special events, such as wine tastings, youth programs, and the famed Zoo Lights, where the zoo is turned into a sparkling nighttime wonderland with delicious displays of lights and colors for visitors. Also within Lincoln Park is the Lincoln Park Conservatory. This historical botanical garden is home to four large greenhouses of exotic plants and hosts the Chicago Flower Show, attended by millions worldwide. The Green City Farmers’ Market in Lincoln Park has a variety of vendors serving fresh, local produce, baked goods, snacks, and more.
For nightlife, residents frequent the Second City, a famous comedy show venue that hosts improv and acting classes. The Steppenwolf Theatre is one of the most established ensemble theatres. This award-winning theater provides top-class entertainment for any night out with various shows.
Lincoln Park is serviced by Chicago Public Schools and private schools and has some of the most acclaimed elementary schools in the country. Students may attend:
Here are some of our favorite spots to eat at and to visit:
1. Lincoln Park Conservatory
: When you step inside you’ll be transported to another place! This conservatory is the perfect break from the busyness of city life. Bonus: admission is free and it's open in the winter!
2. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
: We love this museum specifically for their Judy Stock Butterfly Haven room. It is home to more than 1,000 butterflies free to fly around visitors.
3. North Pond
: This restaurant is located at the edge of a pond overlooking the Chicago skyline. The food is sourced from local markets and uses ingredients at the height of their season.
4. Summer House Santa Monica
: This California-inspired restaurant has amazing food and decor to match. Everything is fresh and locally sourced. Our go-to is their gluten-free chocolate chocolate-chip cookie from the market counter!
5. Colectivo Coffee
: This cafe offers delicious food and a unique selection of coffee/tea. Their fantastic patio has a fire pit perfect for coffee meet-ups no matter the season!
6. Parachute Home
: Modern home essentials. They have soft, stylish bedding and linens in a minimalist aesthetic that complements a variety of decor styles.
7. Athenian Room
: This Lincoln Park Staple is well known among the neighborhood as one of the best dinner spots in the city. If you love greek food Athenian Room is a must-try. Our favorites are the juice-soaked fries and gyro salad.
8. Floriole Cafe & Bakery
: Floriole specializes in French pastries and uses fresh and local ingredients. Only steps to our office, we often will stop by for a quick bite.
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