Chicago Neighborhood Guide – Lincoln Park
Alderman: 2nd Ward Brian Hopkins, 32nd Ward Scott Waguespack, 43rd Ward Michele Smith.
Population: 68,697 (2018)
- Lincoln Park High School (90th best high school in the US according to U.S. News and World Report)
- Abraham Lincoln Elementary (K-8)
- Louisa May Alcott School (K-8)
- LaSalle Language School (magnet school)
- Oscar Mayer Elementary (magnet school)
- Newberry Math and Science Academy (magnet school)
Notable restaurants: Lincoln Park has something for foodies of all types. For fine dining on a fancy date night, Chicago’s only 3-star Michelin star restaurant Alinea is on the corner of Halsted and Willow.
- Lincoln Park
- Oz Park
- Wrightwood Park
- Lincoln Park South Fields
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- North Ave Beach
- Chicago History Museum
Median home price: $561, 457
Median rent price (one bedroom): $1,625 per month
Summary: Lincoln Park is a safe area for families, couples, and singles alike on Chicago’s Northside. With great schools and many modern housing options, it’s one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the city.
Public transportation is plenty, with the Brown, Purple, and Red “EL” lines all passing through Lincoln Park. Not to mention Lakeshore Drive running along the east boundary, taking you to the Loop in no time.
DePaul University is the largest private university in the country and calls the area home. Therefore many students live in the area, as well as many nightlife activities that accompany the college life.