Lincoln Park

Timeless charm, modern vibrancy.

Welcome to Lincoln Park

An Idyllic Blend of Urban Sophistication and Natural Beauty

Lincoln Park, a jewel in the crown of Chicago, epitomizes urban elegance seamlessly intertwined with natural splendor. This prestigious neighborhood is renowned for its tree-lined streets, historic architecture, and stunning namesake park. Lincoln Park is a harmonious blend of bustling city life and peaceful green spaces, offering residents and visitors alike an unparalleled living experience.

The heart of Lincoln Park lies in its vibrant community, rich cultural heritage, and a plethora of leisure and entertainment options. From high-end shopping districts to some of Chicago’s most famous landmarks, this neighborhood is a microcosm of all that makes Chicago great. Whether it's a quiet afternoon in a café or a night out at an acclaimed restaurant, Lincoln Park provides a backdrop that caters to a diverse array of tastes and lifestyles.

What to Love

  • Scenic Parks and Greenery: Enjoy the natural beauty of Lincoln Park and North Avenue Beach.
  • Cultural Hotspots: Explore Lincoln Park Zoo, The Second City, and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
  • Educational Institutions: Proximity to esteemed schools and DePaul University.
  • Architectural Elegance: Historic buildings and modern residences.
  • Vibrant Shopping and Dining: A wide array of upscale shops and eateries.

Local Lifestyle

Lincoln Park is synonymous with a lifestyle combining sophistication and a love for the outdoors. Residents take pride in their community, which is evident in well-maintained homes and active neighborhood associations. The area's bustling streets and quiet corners offer something for everyone – from young professionals to families. The neighborhood's unique charm lies in its ability to provide a serene escape from the urban hustle, with its lush parks and waterfront areas serving as perfect retreats.

Dining and Entertainment

Dining in Lincoln Park is an adventure in itself, with a diverse range of culinary offerings. The neighborhood is a food lover's paradise, from cozy cafes to fine dining establishments. Entertainment options are equally varied. The Second City and Steppenwolf Theatre Company stand as icons of Chicago's rich theatrical history, offering world-class performances. For a blend of education and entertainment, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Chicago History Museum provide fascinating insights into the natural and historical aspects of the region.

Nightlife in Lincoln Park is vibrant yet sophisticated. The neighborhood hosts an array of bars and clubs, each with its unique character, catering to a diverse crowd. The local venues often feature live music, adding to the neighborhood's dynamic atmosphere.

Things to Do

Lincoln Park is home to some of Chicago’s most beloved attractions. The Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the country, offers a family-friendly experience amidst the cityscape. Meanwhile, North Avenue Beach provides a perfect spot for relaxation and recreation, boasting stunning views and ample space for a variety of beach activities.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find a haven in the expansive Lincoln Park, ideal for jogging, biking, or a leisurely stroll. Oz Park, another local gem, adds to the neighborhood’s charm with its whimsical statues and serene landscape. These green spaces serve as the community’s backyard, hosting various events and activities throughout the year.


Overview for Lincoln Park, IL

69,641 people live in Lincoln Park, where the median age is 32 and the average individual income is $98,738. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

32 years

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Around Lincoln Park, IL

There's plenty to do around Lincoln Park, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Soul Full Chicago, The Gilty Pig, and Soul Full Chicago.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.54 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.97 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.11 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.48 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.31 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Lincoln Park, IL

Lincoln Park has 32,632 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lincoln Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 69,641 people call Lincoln Park home. The population density is 37,361.176 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.49 / 49.51%

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Schools in Lincoln Park, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Lincoln Park. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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PreK - 8th
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LaSalle Elementary Language Academy
K - 8th
Lincoln Elementary School
K - 9th
Mayer Elementary School
PreK - 9th
St James Lutheran School
PreK - 8th
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Newberry Elementary Math & Science Academy
PreK - 8th
Lincoln Park High School
9th - 12th
Alcott Elementary School
PreK - 8th
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Prescott Elementary School
K - 8th
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