Lincoln Park, one of Chicago's most sought after neighborhoods, is located just 2 miles north of downtown and bordered by North Avenue, Diversey Parkway, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. The community offers an appealing blend of active retail streets, urban college campuses, and narrow tree-lined residential blocks.
Smaller town homes and vintage condominiums still offer buyers an affordable entrée into Lincoln Park, but prices rapidly escalate for rehabs and new construction. The average single-family home in Lincoln Park costs over $1 million, and several new mansions are commanding multi-million-dollar prices. Lincoln Park also has a number of town homes, many within gated communities. Around DePaul University buyers can also find loft condominiums in converted factories and warehouses. On its eastern edge, Lincoln Park features beautiful high-rise buildings with breathtaking views of the lake, park and city.
Lincoln Park is home to two major museums, DePaul University and one of the nation's oldest zoos. The community's amenities, location and housing options attract everyone from young, first-time homebuyers to local celebrities and CEOs. With its mix of city parks, restaurants, bars, theaters and top schools, Lincoln Park is virtually unrivaled among urban neighborhoods in the U.S.
Unlike the Gold Coast, coops and high-rise buildings in Lincoln Park are isolated to the neighborhood's east boundary. The majority of the neighborhood is less dense, comprised of smaller multi-unit rental and condo buildings, townhouses and single-family homes. Recent trends include extensive westward residential and retail expansion, as well as the addition of enormous multi-lot single-family homes. Lincoln Park is located between Lake Michigan and the North Branch of the Chicago River and from North Avenue north to Diversey Parkway