Often considered the heart of Chicago’s north side, Lincoln Park is one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods from both residential and commercial real estate standpoints. Lincoln Park itself is the neighborhood’s most defining landmark. A vast 1,200 acre park bordering on Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park is a haven not only for neighborhood residents, but for all Chicagoans. A wonderland of green lawns, sunny beaches, athletic fields, walking and running paths, tennis courts, a golf course and boat docks, the park is also home to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the newly renovated Chicago History Museum and, of course, the world-famous Lincoln Park Zoo. Stretching west from the park are superb residential and commercial areas, offering a wealth of housing choices ranging from Victorian greystones, coach houses, brick and frame single-family residences, beautiful vintage rowhouses and numerous townhouse developments. A haven for renovation, Lincoln Park residents have created singular condominiums from structures including schools, churches, warehouses, stores and factories. Lincoln Park also offers world-class dining, shopping and entertainment that attract visitors from all around the globe.
Situated around DePaul University, Chicago’s largest private educational institution, is the high-profile DePaul neighborhood. An urban-sylvan environment of large trees and gracious streets, the DePaul community encompasses exceptional housing options, including stately greystones, vintage Chicago-style rowhouses with Victorian facades and a variety of multi-unit condos and walk-ups. The neighborhood is also home to an internationally eclectic collection of restaurants, and dozens of comfortable, friendly bars and taverns. Shopping is equally serendipitous, with a mix of stores including national chains and one-of-a-kind independents.