The area's great natural asset is Lincoln Park itself, 1,200 acres of playing fields bike and jogging paths, picnic areas, a public golf course and the renowned Lincoln Park Zoo. Bordering Lake Michigan, the park also offers lagoons, boat harbors and beaches.
Lincoln Park offers a wonderful mix of historic homes, Victorian three-flats, traditional brownstones and contemporary condominium developments including hi-rises overlooking Lake Michigan. New construction projects sit next to charmingly renovated vintage homes on tree-lined streets.
Lincoln Park offers some of the finest public schools in the city system. A number of private schools are also available for elementary through high school students.
All downtown facilities, shops and Loop business centers are accessible by public transportation. CTA bus routes run on most major Lincoln Park streets. The area is also served by the Ravenswood and Howard Dan-Ryan rapid transit elevated lines. Lake Shore Drive is a few minutes drive east and the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) exits are west on North Avenue and Fullerton. O'Hare Airport can be reached in approximately 50 minutes and Midway in about 40 minutes. Trains to Chicago's suburbs depart from Ogilvie Transportation Center or Union Station.