Lincoln Park sits within Chicago’s landmark district and is home to ample green spaces, parks, walking areas, significant architecture, historic churches, public transportation and handsome brick row houses. This quiet, tree-lined residential area is moments from bustling business corridors.
Shopping and dining abound in this historic area! Armitage Avenue features specialty boutiques and high-end retailers; Clark Street touts quaint cafes, ethnic restaurants and sweet shops with ample el fresco seating during warm weather. Lincoln Avenue comes alive with bars and taverns that are favorite neighborhood hangouts for residents including the college crowd from the nearby DePaul University. Lincoln Park is a diverse arts and entertainment destination as well with a plethora of museums, top theaters; including the infamous Biograph Theater; and live music clubs to pick from.
When you’re ready to enjoy the sun and outdoors, there's plenty of natural beauty and outdoors attractions! Lincoln Park is a spacious 1,208 acres green space with a free zoo open year-round, a nature museum, conservatory, Lakefront Trail, a golf course and driving range, a boat harbor, tennis courts and grassy playing and picnic fields. Our buildings are within walking distance of Lake Michigan and its beaches and walking trails which are all set against a backdrop of downtown skyscrapers sure to make for the perfect selfie!
This sister neighborhood shares the shoreline with Lincoln Park on the east. Lakeview is one of Chicago's liveliest and most accessible neighborhoods with ample public transportation. Several distinct areas — East Lakeview, Central Lakeview, Boystown and Wrigleyville — come together forming a lakefront community brimming with diversity!
The lively commercial districts along Belmont Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, Southport Avenue, Clark Street, Halsted Street and Broadway Street provide endless and eclectic shopping choices from vintage to designer. Dining and nightlife come alive with a neighborhood vibe at numerous restaurants, live music venues, pubs and bars all loved by the locals calling this area “home”!
Arts and culture abound with several summer street festivals and a thriving scene for theater, dance and comedy. The Belmont Theater District is home to approximately 20 independent performance companies.
Michigan Avenue, better known world-wide as “The Magnificent Mile” is a 13 block stretch of North Michigan Avenue ranked nationally in the top 10 destinations for hospitality, dining and retail. It features approximately 460 stores, 275 restaurants including international cuisine, 4 and 5 star hotels, entertainment, majestic architecture and thriving green space. The Mag Mile extends a full square mile from the banks of the Chicago River to the south, to Oak Street to the north. To learn more visit The Mag Mile at www.themagnificentmile.com
Water Tower on Michigan Avenue touts a breath taking eight-level atrium and is home to American Girl Place, Macy’s, and more than 100 stores and unique dining options. To learn more visit Water Tower at www.shopwatertower.com
Millennium Park: This sprawling historical urban green space, also known as Grant Park, features The Bean and Buckingham Fountain, significant art displays, restaurants and the incredible Chicago skyline. The park offers an array of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. To learn more about all this amazing park offers please visit https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park.html
Taste of Chicago: Affectionately known as “The Taste”, the Taste of Chicago festival began in 1980 and is housed in Grant Park along the beautiful Chicago lakefront. This week long summer outdoor food fest showcases Chicago's culinary diversity, music and family activities. To learn more and see this year’s dates please visit: www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/taste_of_chicago.html
The Chicago Jazz Festival: Presents world-class jazz artists from Chicago and around the world! The festival is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events with programming by the Jazz Institute of Chicago. To learn more and see this year’s dates please visit: www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_jazz_festival.html
Lollapalooza: World famous annual 4 day music festival held in Chicago’s Grant Park! This colossal fest features a vast array of music types including alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, pop and electronic music. To learn more and see this year’s dates please visit: www.lollapalooza.com
Chicago Air and Water Show: This prestigious annual show is presented by the City of Chicago and is the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States. Viewing is along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point. To learn more and see this year’s dates please visit: www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_air_and_watershow.html
The above listings highlight just a few of the many attractions offered by or located in the City of Chicago. For a complete menu of all this great city has to offer please visit the official city website at: www.chicago.gov/city/en.html