Lincoln Park Neighborhood
Chicago’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood
Lincoln Park is another neighborhood that was rebuilt bigger and better post Mrs. O’Leary’s ordeal and it did not disappoint. With both families and young professionals flocking here for its 19th century brick homes and family friendly attractions, Lincoln Park boasts a reputation that is hard to refute: a true neighborhood, even amongst the cities excitement. Lincoln Park is also home to the best Chicago’s public schools in the system and is a haven for new construction single family homes within the Lincoln school district.
Lincoln Park is Chicago’s biggest attraction in the summer, with the Lincoln Park Zoo, the nation’s oldest zoo, and North Ave beach coupled with the feeling of a true neighborhood with town homes and old world ethnic restaurants lining the streets; Lincoln Park is simply an escape from city life. It’s a neighborhood that you can walk a little slower and sit on a park bench for a moment that may make you want (against city ordinance) to feed the pigeons.
Lincoln Park isn’t all strollers and mom and pop shops, as with the rest of the city, it has managed to maintain its integrity even as it manages to build up. In the winter months you’ll find locals cozying up in one of its famous restaurants like, Alinea, L20, Charlie Trotters and Riccardo Trettoria or meeting up after work in Barrelhouse Flat or Aliveone.