Lincoln Park - Chicago neighborhood

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Lincoln Park  is located on the north side of Chicago.

It is about four miles from downtown.   Lincoln Park, is one of the North side community
areas of Chicago, Illinois, USA. Named after Lincoln Park, a vast stretch of park belonging to
the Chicago Park District, the community area is anchored by the Lincoln Park Zoo and
DePaul University. Lincoln Park is bordered by the community areas of Lakeview to the north,
North Center to the northwest, Logan Square to the west, West Town to the southwest, and
Near North to the south.

Community Area

Lincoln Park's
boundaries are precisely defined in the city's list of official community areas. It
is bordered on the north by Diversey Parkway, on the west by the Chicago River, on the south
by North Avenue, and on the east by Lake Michigan.

It encompasses a number of neighborhoods, including Lincoln Central, Mid-North, Old Town
Triangle, Park West, RANCH Triangle, Sheffield, West DePaul and Wrightwood Neighbors.
The area also includes most of the Clybourn Corridor retail district, which continues into the
Near North Side.

Lincoln Park is home to Lincoln Park High School, Francis W. Parker School, and DePaul
University. Many students who attend these schools now live in this neighborhood. Lincoln
Park is also home to four architecturally significant churches: St. Vincent de Paul Parish, St.
Clement Church, St. Josaphat's (one of the many so-called 'Polish Cathedrals' in Chicago),
and St. Michael's Church in the Old Town Triangle area of Lincoln Park. Visible from
throughout the neighborhood, these monumental edifices tower over the neighborhood,
lending the area much of its charm. The neighborhood also houses Children's Memorial
Hospital and the currently closed Lincoln Park Hospital, which is slated for redevelopment to
condominiums, medical offices, retail and commercial to be renamed Webster Square.

The neighborhood contains large number of upscale national retailers, boutiques,
bookstores, restaurants and coffee shops. An Apple Store opened in October, 2010, as well
as a Lacoste store across the street. There are also many bars and clubs in the area,
especially along Lincoln Avenue between Wrightwood and Webster.

Lincoln Park is one of the wealthiest and most expensive communities in which to live. While
the average single family house is priced around 1 million dollars, many homes in the area
sell for more than 10 million dollars. In 2007, Forbes magazine named the area between
Armitage Avenue, Willow Street, Burling Street, and Orchard Street as the most expensive
block in Chicago.

Lincoln Park, for which the neighborhood was named, now stretches far beyond the
neighborhood along the lakefront from Ardmore Avenue (in Edgewater) south to Ohio Street
Beach (in Streeterville). The Lincon Park neighborhood's parkland contains the Lincoln Park
Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory, an outdoor theatre, a rowing canal, the Chicago History
Museum, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, ponds, North Avenue Beach, playing fields,
and a very prominent statue of General Grant, as well as, a famous statue of Abraham
Lincoln (and many other statues).


The Lincoln Park neighborhood is accessible via mass transit, including the CTA's Red,
Brown and Purple lines at the Fullerton station, the Purple and Brown lines at the Armitage
and Diversey stations, as well as CTA bus service.

Via car, Lincoln Park can be reached by using Lake Shore Drive or Interstate 90/94.


Lincoln Park residents are served by Chicago Public Schools, which includes neighborhood
and city-wide options for students.

Lincoln Park High School serves as the sole neighborhood secondary education institution
and is ranked one of Chicago's best public high schools. Nationally, Lincoln Park High
School is ranked as the 90th best high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Additionally, two zoned elementary schools (grades K-8), Abraham Lincoln Elementary
School and Oscar Mayer Elementary School[9] are found in the neighborhood. LaSalle
Language Academy and the Newberry Science Academy, both magnet schools, serve the

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago operates the Saint Clement School,
a K-8 school, in the Lincoln Park area.

Saint James Lutheran School, a K-8 school, is located at 2101 N. Fremont St.
Francis W. Parker School, a K-12 school, is in the area.

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