Lincoln Park

Located west from the lakefront to Halsted Street and north from North Avenue to Diversey Parkway and named for the city’s largest park, Lincoln Park has a lot to offer.

The park itself boasts an excellent zoo (the oldest in the country, and still free to the public), botanical conservatory, and four of the city’s beaches. Besides seemingly countless bars frequented by young, upwardly-mobile professionals and DePaul University students, Lincoln Park provides trendy boutiques, coffee shops, many restaurants, and SUV dealerships.

The Wrightwood Neighbors Conservation Association and the Sheffield Neighborhood Association are two of the seven neighborhood groups affiliated with the Lincoln Park Conservation Association. The LPCA led an eight-year campaign for a new Lincoln Park Branch Library, which recently opened.

Lincoln Park is also home to the popular concert venue “Park West,” as well as the world-famous Steppenwolf Theatre. Like Old Town, Lincoln Park was originally settled in the 1850’s by German immigrants coming to this country seeking a better way of life, and is one of Chicago’s oldest communities. Today, it is considered the city’s shining star of the lakefront neighborhoods (especially by its inhabitants) and is undeniably the current yuppie Mecca of Chicago.


School Address Phone Grade
Alcott School 2625 N Orchard, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 534-5460 Elementary Schools
Lincoln Park High School 2001 N. Orchard St, Chicago, IL 60614 (773)-534-8130 High Schools
Alcott School 2625 N Orchard, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 534-5460 Middle Schools
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