- Current Prices:$139,900 to $2,500,000
- Closed Prices:$135,000 to $12,950,000
- Median Sale Price:$649,900
- Average $ per sq ft:$339
- Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $1500,$200 to $1085/quarter,$0 to $1030,$0 to $10777/mo
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
- Age:1871 to 2020
- Sq. Ft.:353 to 25,000Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:0 to 8Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:0 to 9Bathrooms
Where to Live
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.
Where to Eat
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.
What You'll See
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.
Friday Night Fun
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.
The Perfect Sunday
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.
Dining options for everyone • Full of parks and natural space • Seemingly endless events and festivals.
Locals Don't Love
Lack of available parking • Lack of diversity • Pricier living than some other local areas.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.