Liane Pruchnik

Liane Pruchnik
Office: 312.893.1372
Cellphone: 312.209.2264
Fax: 866.298.7339

Lincoln Park




Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park was nothing more then swampland back in the early 1800s.  Now it is a thriving locale that has been drawing homebuyers ever since.

Lincoln Park is named after the park itself, a 1,200-acre oasis that stretches from North Avenue to Ardmore Avenue.  Whether you are running, biking, walking or rollerblading, popular stops inside the park include the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum, tennis courts, golf course, boat docks, ball parks, ponds, running pats and the highlight, Lincoln Park Zoo.  Officially opened in 1874, since it is part of Lincoln Park, a public park, there is no admission fee.

Residents living nearby, such as in the high-rises built along Lincoln Park West, can enjoy the sounds of the lions and seals when they open their windows.  DePaul University adds a youthful vitality to the area and is a draw for real estate investors who buy investment properties to rent to students attending the college. There are always renters looking for a home near DePaul!  DePaul currently occupies 36 acres and houses over 3000 students.

One of my favorite aspects of Lincoln Park is the mature tree-lined streets available to residents.  Gorgeous vintage graystones, newer three and four unit walk-ups and mid and high rise condominiums create an atmosphere appealing to most Chicago area buyers.  Combined with the close proximity to the park itself and Lake Michigan it is easy to see why so many homeowners choose to set down roots in this wonderful green location.

Vintage home owners are drawn to this location but be advised that many mid-rise vintage condominium buildings and vintage single-family homes are unable to provide parking for their residents.  Parking is either off-site at a garage or street parking.  Major thoroughfares offer metered parking while more residential side streets offer permit parking or timed parking restrictions.

Shopping and dining are steps from any homeowner's door.  Armitage, Halsted, Clybourn and North Avenue all provide unique shopping experiences.  From boutiques to larger chain outlets, you can find them all here!

Like most of Chicago's neighborhoods lining Lake Michigan, it is easy to walk whereever you might need to go. But if your feet are hurting or you are running late there are cabs at almost every corner and multiple bus lines (the ever popular 151)  and "L" lines (Blue, Brown, Red and Purple) at your disposal.

Fun Facts:

  • Lincoln Park was originally named Lake Park. It was renamed Lincoln Park after the assassination of President Lincoln.
  • Lincoln Park Zoo started with the $10 purchase of a bear cub (Cubs baseball anyone?)
  • In 1860, Presbyterian Theological Seminary was built on 25 acres of land donated by 3 businessmen, Michael Diversey, William Ogden and Joseph Sheffield.  The seminary later became DePaul University.
  • All three men now have streets named after them.

You can call me at 312-209-2264 or email me at if you have questions regarding pricing, recent sales and availability in the Lincoln Park area.

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