Try something for every taste bud within minutes of home in Lincoln Park. There are more than 110 different kinds of food available to residents in the neighborhood. Lincoln Park is a family-oriented atmosphere and has domestic conveniences such as an appliance and electronics store to keep your home happy. There are other great apartments in the surrounding area. Even more apartments are available in the adjacent neighborhoods of Depaul and Near North Side.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation
Finding your bearings in a new place--locating groceries, cleaners and places to relax and have fun--is one of the most basic things all renters do when establishing themselves in a new area. To help in that process, a couple important streets to know in Lincoln Park are N Clark St. and N Halsted St. It's these streets, in particular, where drinking, dining and recreation is easily found. Once you've done your homework on the area, be sure you use our apartment finder tool to complete your hunt for your next apartment in Lincoln Park.
Treat yourself to dinner in your own neighborhood at Ringo Resaurant. Options on the menu in the neighborhood include pizza and deli snacks. Stop in at Kingston Mines Chicago Blues for a quick beer or head to Neo for a round of cocktails, and experience the neighborhood's local options. On top of that, chain and franchise restaurants like Wingstop and Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar are to be found in the neighborhood.
It doesn't hurt to have a gym or a spa down the street. Lincoln Park has Mini Spa and Medi Spa.
For a more inclusive list of places to hang, drink and chill in Lincoln Park, browse the Yelp page.
When short on food and other household supplies, there are a number of options within minutes of home for residents living in Lincoln Park. To name a few, Specialty Food Sales and Big Apple Finer Foods are both located on N Clark St. Help yourself to breakfast on-the-go and swing by a local bakery. Swirlz Cupcakes is nearby on W Belden Ave. and Delightful Pastries, another neighborhood bakery, is located on N Wells St. Furthermore, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Circle K and Dominick's.
Residents can take advantage of the many retailers in the Lincoln Park area, including Liv Collection and Climate Home. Australian Kangaroo Connection is also located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, making day-to-day shopping convenient for residents. The neighborhood is home to a big-box store, Papyrus, and several shopping malls, like Diversey Halsted Shopping Ctr, which is located on W Diversey Ct.
Schools and School Districts
The schools near the apartments in Lincoln Park are French American School Of Chicago and Ames Middle School. As a general rule, it is a good idea to consult with area school districts for the final word on what schools serve the apartments for rent you are most interested in.
The only district in the neighborhood, City Of Chicago School District 299 has a total enrollment of 422,600 students and 23,100 teachers, for a student teacher ratio of 18-to-1. There are 150 high schools, 478 middle schools and 492 elementary schools in the district.
Demographics and Cost of Living
Lincoln Park is more affordable than other urban areas in Chicago, such as Depaul, though it offers a similar city lifestyle. Nevertheless, in annual household spending, Lincoln Park reports an average of $79.9K/year, while Depaul spends an average of $95.8K/year.
Lincoln Park is unlike the Chicago neighborhood of Depaul with respect to average household size. In Lincoln Park, there are 1.46 people per household, while in Depaul there are 2.07 people per household. The two areas are more alike in terms of median age and the percentage of homes with children. The median age of Lincoln Park residents is 28 and in Depaul it's 25. Furthermore, 14% of Lincoln Park households have children and 19% of Depaul households have children.
Lincoln Park is home to over 25% residents with master's degrees.