Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park

A hip and urban Chicago neighborhood known for its green spaces and lakefront views.

Welcome to Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is a trendy and urban neighborhood in the heart of Chicago. You’ll fall in love with its picturesque views and the nature of this area, an environment that gives this town a peaceful atmosphere that residents adore. Named after the actual Lincoln Park, this is where much of its nature and views can be found. You’ll find ample green space, the famous botanical garden, a beach, and even a zoo right here in Lincoln Park. 
Lincoln Park really has everything a nature lover could dream of. Its convenient location close to downtown Chicago means that this town has an excellent view of the city skyline too. The real estate in Lincoln Park is highly desirable, with unique architecture and well-built properties. There are plenty of options for real estate, including luxury high-rises, brownstones, condos, and single-family homes.

What to Love

  • Plenty of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options
  • Lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation
  • Gorgeous architecture
  • Home to a famous zoo

Local Lifestyle

Lincoln Park’s natural environment, combined with its on-trend and hip feel, provides residents with a lot to love. The lifestyle always has both a sense of vibrancy and a sense of serenity to it as well. You can often find locals exploring the parks in the area, or visiting some of the iconic sights or landmarks. You can also find them out and about at trendy restaurants and shops. This neighborhood’s living style attracts many to the area, whether they are young professionals or people with growing families. There are plenty of wonderful family-friendly activities in Lincoln Park, and the schools are highly rated.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Dining in this neighborhood offers many flavors and hip eateries, and there are some great shops to discover as well.
One local favorite is the charming French bistro, Mon Ami Gabi. They’re known for their Onion soup au gratin, steak frites, and roast chicken, as well as their extensive wine list. Combining great food and ambiance is Gemini Bistro. Their menu is full of tasty modern American dishes and live music performances. For casual Greek fare, head to the Athenian Room. Their gyros and other Greek classics keep patrons coming back for more. Boka is one of the most popular eateries in Lincoln Park, not only for its delicious and flavorful seasonal American menu but also for its modern lounge seating and candlelit patio. 
For shopping, the Armitage and Halsted district is one of the best destinations. There are both local boutiques, with familiar favorite stores too to explore and discover.

Things to Do

With all of its amenities and places to visit, Lincoln Park is its own playground. There is always something fun happening. 
One of the oldest zoos in all of America is Lincoln Park Zoo. This zoo is always a fun place to be, where you can see over 200 different species of animals, and even discover the beautiful plants and gardens located throughout the 35-acre property. 
Lincoln Park Conservatory is a famous botanical garden located in the neighborhood. It’s beautiful and serene, with countless types of plants and flowers to see. Beyond this, there is also the stunning glass house and other historical statues and monuments. 
With over 22 thousand artifacts to discover, the Chicago History Museum is a place to learn about local history. They host many exhibits and events throughout the year. 
To see a variety of plays and shows, locals love to go to Steppenwolf Theatre. There is always something new to see here, and they always celebrate local artists.


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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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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