One clear reason that Lincoln Park is a favorite neighborhood in Chicago is that there is no lack of things to do. This is a hip, happening area day and night, with all of the comfort of a residential block in the ‘burbs.
And the “places to go, people to see,” in Lincoln Park is still growing. The famed theater company Steppenwolf recently announced expansion plans to its campus on Halsted Street. The new 400-seat theater will be designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, some of the city’s star modern architects. The Steppenwolf name is already one of Lincoln Park’s cultural gems, and the expansion will add to that as well as the area’s architectural significance.
A few other highlights among Lincoln Park destinations include:
Alinea: Another Halsted hot spot, this is Chef Grant Achatz’s famous restaurant and one of only two in the city to receive the highest rating of three stars from the Michelin Guide.
Boka: Also located on N Halsted, Boka is another fixture on the Chicago restaurant scene, honored with one Michelin star and recognized by Food & Wine Magazine.
Lincoln Park: The park itself is a beautiful place for a stroll in sun or snow. Tucked inside is a conservatory, zoo (with free admission!), North Pond, a restaurant and more.
McMansions: Burling, Howe and Orchard are some of the city’s most prestigious blocks, known for its huge, pricey single-family homes that can go for $5 million on the low end to $20+ million on the high end. On the market currently is an estate on Burling Street that spans 5 city lots, 7 bedrooms and a whopping 20,000 square feet for $18 million.
North Avenue Beach: On the eastern edge of Old Town, North Avenue Beach is the place to be on a sunny Chicago day. With a sandy beach hugging the shore of Lake Michigan, you’ll find sunbathers, volleyball games,
2400 N Lakeview: For architecture buffs, this is Mies Van Der Rohe’s last residential high-rise building in the city. Built in 1963, this is a full-amenity building features 1, 2 and 3-bedrooms homes and overlooking Lincoln Park.
There are plenty more reasons why Lincoln Park is one of the most sought-after areas for Chicago real estate. This is one of my favorite neighborhoods, and I would love to give you a tour if you’re in the market for a new home. Contact me at (312) 498-5080 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.