Living in Lincoln Park
Of all Chicago neighborhoods, Lincoln Park apartments are some of the most coveted. Lined with beautifully preserved architecture, close to some of the best nightlife the city has to offer and a mere 15 minute ride from the heart of downtown, you’d be hard pressed to find any other place as cool to live in.
As far as Chicago apartments go, Lincoln Park apartments are incredibly well maintained. This, however, does come with an increased price tag though this up in price isn’t necessarily extreme. Expect most to include heat and water in the rent and offer some form of onsite laundry facilities. Sometimes these are in unit, but the majority are located in the basement. The units are generally set up in three to four story buildings with one to two units per level depending on how large the apartment building itself is. Even with the two units on one floor, however, there is still a lot of space to be had. For the lovers of breathtaking views, high-rises make up the remaining available units. The streets you look at will also have a direct correlation to price. The closer you are to the “L” stop or a main street, the more expensive the unit will be. Parking is generally on the street, but with how good the public transport system is, most newcomers avoid bringing their cars altogether.
What to Do
Lincoln Park is named after the park that defines its northern and southern boundaries. Complete with a free zoo, garden and history museum, the beauty alone is enough to attract hundreds of new tenants to the Chicago apartments of the area. In addition, Ashland, Sheffield, Lincoln and Clark are the four main streets that cut through the neighborhood. Each one is lined with restaurants, night clubs and shopping. Some people live there their whole lives and still never get to experience everything the neighborhood has to offer. The best part, however, is when the spring and summer thaw opens up the way for the community events. The major streets are closed off to traffic and become some of the best block parties found in the city. Chicago Summerfest, the Air & Water Show and Clark Street Spooktacular are only a handful of the myriad of celebrations that bring out the populace before the cold of winter sets back in.
Where it is
Lincoln Park is a block of Chicago apartments, diners, parks and shops located directly north of downtown. It is bordered at the north by Diversey, the south by North, the east by Lake Michigan and the west by the Chicago River. The height encapsulates the entirety of Lincoln Park. Through its heart, right alongside Sheffield, runs the Brown, Purple and Red Line trains of Chicago’s famous “L” system. There are three above ground stops it makes in total within the boundaries and one, North and Clybourn, just south of its bottom edge. Also connecting it to the rest of the city is the phenomenal bus system that has a 24 hour circuit along Clark for late night riders.
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