Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

About Lincoln Park

When you think of urban neighborhood life, Lincoln Park is probably the idyllic oasis you picture. From beautiful brownstones to quiet little tree-lined streets, Lincoln Park has the market cornered on charm combined with convenience. Home to DePaul University's campus, the area is also full of a number of fun bars, restaurants, and locally owned boutiques. From students to families to young professionals, Lincoln Park attracts Chicagoans from all walks of life.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $120,000 to $7,650,000

Closed Prices: $100,000 to $12,550,000

Median Sale Price: $605,000

Average $ per sq ft: $379

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $10777/mo, $0 to $1030, $200 to $1085/quarter, $0 to $1500

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1864 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 400 to 11000 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 8 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 11 Bathrooms

Around Lincoln Park

The college crowd and young professionals tend to gravitate to the bustle of Lincoln Avenue, conveniently near DePaul's campus. The area surrounding Armitage Avenue is where you'll find more townhomes, and therefore, more families. Thanks to the community's size, there is a wide range of home types to fit every taste, from row houses to old school mansions to modern condos.

Though it has a higher median home price than most of its neighbors, Lincoln Park has one of the more impressive price ranges in North Side Chicago. You can find a multimillion-dollar walk-up around the corner from a moderately priced condo unit. With an excess of available real estate spread across multiple residential pockets, it's relatively easy to find the right home for most budgets.

Because Lincoln Park attracts all ages and tastes, the restaurants here reflect that. The area has everything from late night Chicago hot dogs near the college to fine dining dotting Halsted Street. The neighborhood is home to a number of casual chain restaurants as well as unique, locally owned eateries serving almost every kind of international cuisine. Neighborhood staple Cafe Ba Ba Reeba offers up Spanish Tapas, while the famous Pequod's Pizza is a Chicago favorite.

People out and about. There's no shortage of things to do and see in Lincoln Park, meaning its residents and visitors are always out taking advantage. From young professionals popping in and out of boutiques to families going for a stroll, Lincoln Park manages to retain a quiet charm while still keeping plenty busy.

Catch a show at the famous Steppenwolf Theatre, or go for dinner at one of the many Michelin-star-rated restaurants nearby. Lincoln Park was made for bar-hopping, with large concentrations of pubs and clubs grouped together on Lincoln Avenue, Clark Street, or parts of Armitage Avenue. Whether you want to dance, have a quiet drink at a dive, or perform at karaoke night, Lincoln Park is rife with options.

Take the kids to the Lincoln Park Zoo, a beautiful park space and completely free zoo that is known for events like winter's "Zoo Lights." On a warm day, endure the crowds for a beach day at the popular North Avenue Beach. Get in touch with nature at the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum, or head out for an al fresco brunch with friends.

Despite its size, Lincoln Park is easy to navigate thanks to access to the 'L' and frequent bus stops. The Brown, Purple, and Red lines run north/south through the center of the neighborhood, meaning you're never far from an express train into the Loop or north to the city limits. Bus routes along Armitage Avenue and Fullerton Avenue will carry you to the lake or across the river to Bucktown, while a Diversey Parkway route carries you straight to Logan Square. There is even a bus that runs along Stockton Drive through the park part of Lincoln Park (confusing, right?) that will take you to main attractions like the zoo and museums.

Locals Love

  • Seemingly endless events and festivals
  • Full of parks and natural space
  • Dining options for everyone

Locals Don't Love

  • Pricier living than some other local areas
  • Lack of diversity
  • Lack of available parking

Neighborhood Reviews

11 Reviews

Just beautiful

Maria M
There's so much to see and do for young and old. You need 2 days or more to enjoy every corner of the park. My favorite is sitting on the bench after completing a section fo the park and feeling the breeze touch my face. It's a beautiful place to enjoy the beauty of nature in the middle of the city.

The Prettiest Neighborhood!

Debra H
I have been living in Lincoln Park for 40 years and love it. It's the prettiest neighborhood in Chicago with Lincoln Park at your front door with the beautiful Lincoln Park Zoo and nature boardwalk. It has the Chicago History Museum and many fabulous theaters and restaurants as well as 3 major movie theaters too. It's a city within the city. It keeps getting better and better and the views from my condo are spectacular.

Best Chicago Neighborhood

Patrick S
I recently moved to Lincoln Park but have been familiar with the area for many years. This is by far my favorite neighborhood in the city. There are tons of dining, shopping, and entertainment options all within walking distance. The best part, in my opinion, is the proximity to the park and beach/lake.

Proud to live here!

Kerri K
I just moved to Chicago, and I am so happy I landed in Lincoln Park. Love the green spaces and tree lined streets... can't wait to keep exploring all the local bars and restaurants! Even just walking around- I love checking out all the brownstones and architecture!
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