Lincoln Park, Illinois
Lincoln Park, in Chicago, Illinois, is one of Chicago’s 77 designated neighborhoods. Named after Lincoln Park, a vast stretch of parkland along Lake Michigan belonging to the Chicago Park District, the area is anchored by the Lincoln Park Zoo, DePaul University and the Chicago Historical Society. Lincoln Park is bordered by the neighborhoods of Lakeview and North Center to the north, Logan Square and West Town to the west, and Near North to the south.
According to Encyclopedia of Chicago, the area now known as Lincoln Park in Chicago was primarily forest with stretches of grassland and occasional quicksand until the late 1820s when the Europeans arrived. Lincoln Park got its name in honor of the assassinated president, Abraham Lincoln. Chicago owned extensive tracts of land north of North Avenue, which is now Lincoln Park. The state of Illinois gave Chicago a piece of land outside the city limits to use as a burial ground. This land was located in what is now the southern edge of Lincoln Park. From 1843-1859, it served as Chicago's City Cemetery, including the family-owned lots, Potter’s Field and the Jewish and Catholic cemeteries.
Lincoln Park is 3.19 square miles in area. According to the 2010 United States Census Bureau, 83 percent of the residents are white, 4.3 percent are African American, 5.57 percent are Hispanic, 5.14 percent are Asian, and 2.12 percent are other races. The population is 64, 116.
Lincoln Park is heavily populated by young professionals. The median age is 32, while the median income is $63, 738. The average household size is 1.9 people. There are 37,398 housing units in Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park is one of the wealthiest and most expensive communities in Chicago. While the average single-family house is priced around $1 million, many homes in the area sell for more than $10 million. In 2007, Forbes magazine named the area between Armitage Avenue, Willow Street, Burling Street, and Orchard Street the most expensive block in Chicago. There are 21,432 renter-occupied housing units in the neighborhood, and the median rent is $1,265.
The neighborhood includes many upscale national retailers, boutiques, bookstores, restaurants and coffee shops. There are also many bars and clubs in the area, especially along Lincoln Avenue between Wrightwood and Webster.
Residents are well-educated and often professionals in Lincoln Park. According to the most recent census, 83 percent of the residents have a high school diploma or higher; 77 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
The Lincoln Park neighborhood is accessible via the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red, Brown and Purple Line trains 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 and the Kennedy Expressway. Lincoln Park residents are served by Chicago Public Schools. Lincoln Park High School is the only 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 & World Report. Additionally, the area has two elementary schools (grades K-8), Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and Louisa May Alcott School. LaSalle Language Academy, Oscar Mayer Elementary School, and the Newberry Science Academy -- all magnet schools -- serve the neighborhood.
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Our Chicago loop office is in a convenient location for Lincoln Park residents. Kreisman Law Offices is located at the corner of Dearborn and Monroe Streets. There are many convenient modes of public transportation to Kreisman Law Offices, including the Metra and CTA.