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).