A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    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
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Population
45,743

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$510,337
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,480
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    182
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    147
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    306
    525
  • Theft
    3,020
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,154
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    46%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Lincoln Park Reviews

40 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.
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I live in the area due to its vicinity to De Paul University. It is a fairly upscale neighborhood with a myriad of places to eat, shop, and browse. Grocery stores are fairly close with Trader Joes on Diversey and Walmart Neighborhood Market and Target on Clark St. There are many elementary schools nearby, which allow for options for parents who are looking to move into the area. It is also right outside of downtown which allows for the quiet of a neighborhood, but the ability to experience downtown through a 15 minute train ride. Overall, Lincoln Park is a great place to live and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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).