34 reviews
  1. Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Neighborhood in
Chicago

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$497,264
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,451
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Lincoln Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    182
    264
  • Murder
    2
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    147
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    306
    575
  • Theft
    3,020
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$98,121
National
$53,046
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Lincoln Park Reviews

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Eclectic mixture of commercial and residential life alongside its fantastic location along Lake Michigan make this neighborhood great for both young professionals as well as families. Elementary and high schools within the area are both top performers in the area. The only main concern would be the price of living, however if one can afford to live in this area there are very few others that compare within the Chicago area for overall combination of dining, housing, recreation and education. Situated outside of downtown but still within easy access to public transportation.
Lincoln Park, in my opinion, is one of the best places to live in Chicago. It is conveniently located close to the downtown area. Shopping is great-- there are cute little family-owned boutiques as well as your favorite chain stores. There are many great restaurants, and we have the Lincoln Park Zoo, which is free. There many families that are always walking their big, fluffy dogs. Lincoln Park is known as one of the "safest" places to live in Chicago-- but you should still take caution. One drawback is that it has a reputation for being very expensive (but you could get lucky and find a relatively inexpensive apartment like I did).
Lincoln Park is a very calm neighborhood with many places to eat. It is pretty safe compared to low-income neighborhoods, but there are still crimes that are committed kind of often mostly around the DePaul University campus. The nightlife scene seems to be lacking as everything is kind of distributed throughout the neighborhood and to neighboring communities. It takes a bit of time and work to find the right places to attend at night.