Location, diversity and redevelopment are three words often used to describe Lincolnwood. Ten miles north of the Loop, it is an ideal commuter town.
Revenue produced from light industry has helped to keep the affluent community’s taxes lower than in many other northern suburbs, though not without a price. The charming (some might say too charming) town squares of the more-affluent suburbs to the north are hard to find in Lincolnwood. Its close proximity to the Loop has helped to make Lincolnwood a popular choice for those interested in raising a family near the city, but in a suburb with a history longer than that of the earliest strip mall.
Lincolnwood is an interesting, pretty conglomerate of ‘traditional’ suburbs and Chicago’s regal North Shore.