|Lincoln Park Overview
For generations of Chicagoans, the Lincoln Park neighborhood has been the stylish destination for young and old, and the heart of the north side in Chicago. It boasts some of the city’s finest restaurants, night life, theatres and comedy clubs, private schools, and a beautiful stretch of lakefront along Lake Michigan. It has as its cornerstone Lincoln Park itself – over 1,200 wooded acres of green space, a world-class conservatory, and the largest free zoo in the USA. The prestigious Frances Parker Private School and the main campus of DePaul University are based here.
Lincoln Park Chicago Condos
Lincoln Park condos for sale usually dominate the listings in Lincoln Park. The housing here is varied, though, running from small studio condos in high rise towers with views of the park and lake, to larger, newer condos and townhouses, to restored vintage row houses and single family homes and mansions, many dating back to the mid-1800’s! Lincoln Park is one of the priciest communities in Chicago. Many condos run in the $500,000 to $750,000 range, and a few of the more elegant restored vintage houses top $5,000,000.
More modest condos are still available in the neighborhood, however, if you know where to look. Over the years, many developers have even converted former churches, schools, warehouses, stores and factory buildings into fashionable condos, stores and restaurants.
Communities within Lincoln Park include the Clybourn Corridor, DePaul, Lincoln Park West, and the Ranch Triangle. In addition to the Lincoln Park Zoo, the east side of Lincoln Park offers a nature museum, several beaches, baseball and softball diamonds, jogging trails, a bike path, a protected harbor, tennis courts, a golf course, a summer theater, and a driving range.
Commuters to Downtown Chicago and The Loop enjoy a short commute of 30 minutes or less downtown – even during busy rush hour periods. CTA buses travel every few minutes down Clark Street, the area’s main commercial street. Express buses run through the park, then down Lake Shore Drive, to North Michigan Avenue. The Red and Brown Line L routes have stations at Fullerton Avenue, Diversey Parkway, Armitage Avenue, and at North and Clybourn Avenues.
Many residents prefer to ride their bikes downtown – weather permitting, of course! If you want to provide your own transportation to work, consider Lincoln Park Chicago Condos for sale!
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