In the early 1800s, Lincoln Park started out as a small cemetery on the northwestern boundary of Chicago proper, and continued to develop through the 1860s as more people moved to the Chicago area. Since then, it has only continued to rise in popularity for Chicago residents looking for a home with a little more breathing room than downtown provides. It’s stood the test of time: you can feel the history of the place just by walking down the streets, taking in the stately homes and looming trees. Land in this neighborhood not only retained its value throughout the Great Recession, its value has continued to steadily rise, which goes to show that the neighborhood has an equally bright future ahead. With its many attributes, it’s not hard to see why people continue to flock to the neighborhood.

 

Ideal Location

Lincoln Park is conveniently located only a mile from downtown Chicago with the benefit of sitting on Chicago’s famous lakefront. Lincoln Park provides a neighborhood experience, a sense of community. Even out-of-towners recognize its appeal and snap up reservations in the Hotel Lincoln and Airbnb rentals alike. Lincoln Park provides the best of both worlds with its proximity to the city while still imparting that feeling that there’s plenty of space for all. It’s a fresh reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the concrete city, allowing residents to view the city’s beautiful skyline from the lush haven of Lincoln Park’s copious parks and yards.

 

Great for Families

There’s a misconception that Lincoln Park only houses the wealthy and affluent, but the truth is that lots of people from different backgrounds live here. There’s been an influx of young professionals coming into Lincoln Park to start their families; and with great schools, beautiful homes, tons of different parks, and countless family-friendly activities, who can blame them? The Lincoln Park neighborhood offers a variety of affordable options for families of all sizes and incomes, from high-rise condos to single-family homes.

 

Historical Value

For the history nuts, Chicago has a rich past, and Lincoln Park is no exception. The world’s first Ferris wheel made its debut in Lincoln Park, for example, and this neighborhood was also the home of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. When walking through the beautiful neighborhood, you can’t help but feel that you are taking a stroll through history as you observe the stunning architecture.

 

Plenty To Do

The Lake and Park alone present a variety of options for activities: the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum, Nature Museum, Lincoln Park Conservatory, North Pond, Diversey Driving Range, Green City Farmers Market, and a majority of Chicago’s top beaches. Lincoln Park houses a fantastic theatre scene, many excellent live music venues, and, not to mention, plenty of delicious and acclaimed restaurants to try. Regardless of your interests, you’ll never run out of things to do; it’s more a question of which one do you do first.

 

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