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Lincoln Park residents have it all – from the arts to its famed zoo – right in their backyard. It’s no wonder the North Side neighborhood is one of the most sought after in the U.S.

The neighborhood includes quiet tree-lined residential blocks, top-rated schools, DePaul University, and two major museums in addition to the Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the country’s oldest zoos. There’s also a wide array of entertainment, eateries and hotspots.

An evening in Lincoln Park might include seeing a play at the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre and dining at a Michelin-rated restaurant or a quaint neighborhood café. Sports fans will find as many dive bars with the game on as foodies will find fine-dining restaurants with al-fresco seating.

Lincoln Park is just as delightful by day. The neighborhood is just a walk, jog, or bike ride away from the lakefront and North Avenue Beach; parks; farmers’ markets; festivals; and countless shops, ranging from upscale boutiques on Armitage to larger retailers at the Clybourn Corridor.

Smaller townhomes and vintage condominiums offer homebuyers a more affordable entry into Lincoln Park, but prices rapidly escalate for rehabs and new construction. Buyers around DePaul University can find loft condominiums in converted factories and warehouses. On its eastern edge, Lincoln Park features beautiful vintage brownstones along with high-rises with breathtaking views.

Located just two miles from downtown, Lincoln Park offers residents a quick commute to work. Public transportation abounds, with the CTA’s Brown and Red lines serving the neighborhood in addition to several bus routes and Lake Shore Drive.

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