Lincoln Park

Sure to bring an abundance of opportunities and a high quality of life for all.

Welcome to Lincoln Park 

Sophisticated and affluent, this Chicago neighborhood boasts historic homes on quiet residential streets
 
The Lincoln Park neighborhood buzzes with activity. From diverse restaurants to an exceptional nightlife scene, there is something to do for all walks of life in this sophisticated and classy neighborhood of Chicago. With upscale amenities around every corner and Michelin-starred restaurants to sample, you can’t go wrong living in this charming district.
 
Lincoln Park offers historic architecture with chic and trendy upgrades for residential spaces and an abundance of things to do right in your backyard, including access to the 1,188-acre park at the center of the neighborhood. It's is nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan and provides residents with iconic waterfront views, eclectic boutiques and vintage shops, and award-winning performance spaces for exceptional entertainment opportunities. Building a life in Lincoln Park is sure to bring an abundance of opportunities and a high quality of life for all who seek the best experiences Chicago has to offer.
 

What to Love

  • Diverse housing options from historic brownstones to luxury, high-rise condominiums with the latest upscale amenities
  • One of the nation’s greatest parks as the neighborhood’s backyard
  • Pedestrian-friendly and highly walkable

Local Lifestyle

Living in Lincoln Park mixes natural landscapes with upscale amenities, all within walking distance from diverse housing options. Residents have their choice of historic brownstone walk-ups along tree-lined streets near the sprawling Lincoln Park or high-rise condos along the shore of Lake Michigan.
 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Chicago’s original tapas bar, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! offers authentic Spanish creations in a lively atmosphere. With shareable plates and exceptional Spanish wines and craft beers, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is the ultimate destination for parties, celebrations, and casual dinners with friends in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
 
Make sure to book a table well in advance at the exquisite and elite Alinea. Offering impeccable meals in a pristine dining space that exudes luxury, Alinea is the top destination for a memorable dining experience. Enjoy innovative menu items inspired by modern cuisines and indulge in Michelin-starred classics like Beef Wellington and premium pot pie specials.
 
Bringing the West Coast to the Midwest, Summer House Santa Monica is loaded with coastal vibes. From the decor to the tunes and the fresh, California-inspired dishes, this restaurant is sure to lift your spirits during a cold Chicago winter. Using local ingredients and driven with sustainable practices in mind, Summer House Santa Monica offers beautiful creations in a light and airy dining space and even features a kid’s menu, ensuring an excellent meal for even the youngest patrons. 
 
Synonymous with Chicago itself, you can’t go wrong with a good deep-dish at Pequod’s Pizza. Famous for their lunch specials and private event space, Pequod’s is the neighborhood's favorite pizza joint and the most awarded in all of Chicago. A hole-in-the-wall restaurant that’s sure to satisfy your deep-dish cravings, Pequod’s is a delicious, casual destination with meals for everyone to enjoy. 
 
Head north to Lakeview and discover “where ramen meets hip-hop,” at Furious Spoon, an award-winning, unique restaurant with several locations throughout the city. Enjoy handmade ramen noodles by Michelin-star Chef Shin Thompson while bobbing along the loud sounds of retro hip-hop. The name comes from the age-old technique of the proper way to eat ramen — furiously and with abandon. Enjoy creative dishes in one of the coolest restaurants in Chicago. 
 
The 20,000 square foot Lululemon on the corner of Sheffield and North Avenue is the world’s largest Lululemon store. The space is equivalent to four NBA basketball courts and features a restaurant, workout studios, and meditation spaces in addition to expansive retail floors for merchandise. 
 
For top-of-the line fitness facilities and exercise classes, sign up for a membership at Equinox, a fast-paced urban street club offering boxing, yoga, Pilates, cycling, and barre classes in an upscale and state-of-the-art studio space. Equinox also offers access to a sauna and spa and personal training sessions. 
 

Things to Do

Lincoln Park is the top outdoor destination in the neighborhood. What began as a small cemetery grew to a 1,188-acre park that includes the popular Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lincoln Park Conservatory all within a few acres. Explore this expansive park and enjoy endless amenities and facilities, like five playgrounds to choose from and two museums (Chicago History Museum and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum). Lincoln Park is the gem of the community and the most popular destination to get out in nature, experience culture, and have fun with friends. 
 
Chicago’s most popular beach spot, North Avenue Beach features a unique beach house consisting of 22,000-square feet of space for private parties, community events, and public access. The beach house was designed to look like an ocean liner and features portholes and upper deck access for kid-friendly games and play spaces. The beach offers a variety of amenities including yoga seven days a week, kayaking experiences, and a few restaurants all within a short walk from the sand to the street. 
 
The Tony Award-winning Steppenwolf Theater Company features 700 ensemble performances, readings, and other events each year across three stages. Drawing multi-generation audiences to diverse and innovative performances, Steppenwolf paves the way for theater in the Greater Chicago area and features nationally and internationally ranked shows, workshops, and award-winning youth programs. For an intimate club experience, grab tickets to a concert at The Vic Theater, which originally opened for performances in 1912. This historic building is one of the most beloved landmarks of the Lakeview neighborhood and features diverse shows, comedy acts, concerts, and discussions across all genres in a cozy and intimate space. 
 
Just a few miles north in Lakeview you will find the beloved home of the Chicago Cubs for over a century, Wrigley Field, which was built in 1914 and features an incredible baseball history. Catch a game and book a tour of the field to access never-before-seen amenities, the perfect experience for anyone interested in the game and Chicago’s history. The stadium also hosts non-game day events and private parties or meetings.
 

Schools

There are several high-achieving schools in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Some include:

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