With exciting nightlife, delicious restaurants, and an excellent school system, Lincoln Park has recently earned its reputation as one of the best neighborhoods for young professionals who are looking to settle down.
This prime neighborhood is located a mile from downtown and right on the lakefront, it features historic churches, beautiful brick homes, and streets lined with quaint cafes and shops.
Walking down Armitage Avenue, pop into one of the many shops that line the street. You’ll find art stores, clothing shops, jewelry boutiques, and general stores with plenty to offer.
For bars and restaurants, Lincoln Ave draws a younger crowd and with its row of pubs and taverns like The Red Lion Pub, Finley Dunnes Tavern, and The Barrelhouse Flat.
For an older crowd, Clark Street offers a variety of dining options that offer outdoor seating during the warmer months.
There are a variety of housing options in Lincoln Park with anything from new condo buildings to older, dignified brownstones.
For young families looking to settle down, some of the highest-ranked schools include the Francis W. Parker School and Lincoln Park High School.
In the spring, Lincoln Park comes to life with a number of enjoyable outdoor activities that people of all ages can enjoy.
Fun spots include the Lincoln Park Zoo, botanical conservatory, and several museums such as the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Chicago Historical Society.
While you’re exploring what the neighborhood has to offer on the weekend, check out the Green City Market, one of the top farmer’s markets in Chicago that features local and sustainable food options.
For a night out on the town, the options are endless. For entertainment, there are a number of spots to visit like the famed Steppenwolf Theatre, the Victory Gardens Theater, Kingston Mines, and Lincoln Hall.
While over the years, Lincoln Park has been known as a higher-end neighborhood, the demographics have changed within the last year to a mix of middle-class and high-class residents, as reported by Curbed.
Upcoming real estate and development projects include the Children’s Memorial Hospital redevelopment, transit-oriented Elevate Lincoln Park project from Baker Development, and the Finkl steel site.