One of Chicago's most popular neighborhoods and offers an ideal balance of city living and green space.

Welcome to Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is one of Chicago's most popular neighborhoods and offers an ideal balance of city living and green space. The neighborhood is recognized for its beautiful tree-lined residential blocks interspersed with a lively and diverse array of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. When describing Lincoln Park, Chicago residents talk about the lakefront recreation options, the zoo, and the charming and unique retail corridors.
Lincoln Park is home to many acres of green space, including large public beaches, harbors, and beautiful gardens, making it the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.
Foodies will be delighted with the mix of iconic restaurants, bars, and entertainment spots in Lincoln Park. The neighborhood boasts BYOB spots alongside some of the most famous restaurants in the city, such as Gejas, Gemini, Summer House Santa Monica, and the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired North Pond. The legendary Kingston Mines offers live music and Chicago-style blues for a night out on the town. Pet owners will appreciate the numerous pet-friendly outdoor patio seating, or they can take their furry friends to Wiggly Field Dog Park for some socialization.
Lincoln Park is a commuter's dream location with its easy access to public transportation and proximity to Lakeshore Drive. The Red and Brown El Lines have convenient stations in the neighborhood, and CTA buses crisscross the major arteries with express options downtown. The walkability of the neighborhood is another plus, making it easy to explore everything the area offers.

Lincoln Park Real Estate

You’ll find a diverse range of single-family homes and multi-unit buildings in Lincoln Park - from historic, charming brownstones, and vintage walkups, to sleek and stylish high-rise condos. Price ranges run the gamut from more affordable apartments to expensive modern condos with many amenities to multi-million-dollar renovated single-family homes.

What to do in Lincoln Park 

  • Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo - A free zoo with over 1,000 animals, including big cats, primates, and sea lions.
  • Stroll through Lincoln Park Conservatory - A beautiful indoor botanical garden with thousands of plants from around the world.
  • Walk along the lakefront trail - Enjoy scenic views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline while getting some exercise.
  • Green City Farmer’s Market - Year Round
  • Explore the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - Learn about the natural history of the Midwest through exhibits on animals, plants, and ecology.
  • Picnic in Oz Park - A park featuring statues of characters from the Wizard of Oz and plenty of green space to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Shop and dine on Armitage Avenue - A charming street lined with independent boutiques, restaurants, and cafes.
  • Visit the Chicago History Museum - Learn about the city's rich history through interactive exhibits and artifacts.
  • Take a bike ride on the Lakefront Trail - Rent a bike and explore the 18-mile trail that runs along the lakefront from Lincoln Park to South Shore.
  • Attend a festival - Lincoln Park is home to many beloved festivals such as the Wells Street Art Walk, Old Town Art Festival, Lincoln Ave Festival, and Hot Dog Festival.

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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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
No rating available
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
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Prescott Elementary School
K - 8th
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