Playing an active role in the success of the Lincoln Park business since 1947, today’s Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce is evolving to reflect the entire neighborhood – from families calling it home to businessmen and women making their livelihood to friends visiting for the day.
One of Chicago’s most popular residential neighborhoods, Lincoln Park is also a city-within-a-city.
It’s a neighborhood rich in eclectic cultural experiences, from high-end, Michelin-starred restaurants to homegrown music venues and shops filled with local treasures (good luck sticking to just browsing).
Located just two miles North of the Magnificent Mile and downtown’s many hotels and attractions, Lincoln Park, Chicago is home to a variety of destinations – ranging from artistic to active – that are unmatched. Whether you want to immerse yourself in arts and culture, dine on award-winning cuisine or enjoy first-class shopping, Lincoln Park offers an inspired experience – for both visitors and residents alike. Home to DePaul University, museums, theaters, and historic homes, Lincoln Park welcomes students, young professionals, families and even celebrities to its bustling, tree-lined streets. It’s a friendly (and family-friendly) urban environment with convenient public transportation, skyline views and ample open space coming together to create an experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Lincoln Park is located just two miles from downtown hotels and tourist destinations, nestled among the beautiful parks and waterfront of Lake Michigan. Not only is it home to tree-lined streets and active commercial corridors, the neighborhood is well connected to its neighboring communities and beyond by various modes of transportation. Lincoln Park is easily accessed from the suburbs via the Clybourn Metra station or the Kennedy Expressway, and from other great Chicago neighborhoods via several ‘L’ stations and bus routes. The famous Lakefront Trail and dozens of bike lanes also support cyclists who visit our community.
If you are traveling to Lincoln Park from the suburbs or either O’Hare or Midway Airport, you will want to travel to the neighborhood via the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94). Lincoln Park is accessed from the Kennedy by exiting at one of the following streets and heading east: Diversey, Fullerton, Damen (Northbound only; turn right for Fullerton, left for Webster), Armitage and North. You can also reach Lincoln Park via Lake Shore Drive. Exit at Fullerton or North Ave. and travel west – the neighborhood’s famous park will help you transition from highway to our quaint neighborhood.
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to reach Lincoln Park is via Chicago’s CTA bus and ‘L’ service. Their affordable bus and train rides are vital to the city’s tourism, business and residential sectors, and serves as a valuable resource for Lincoln Park businesses looking to attract visitors from other neighborhoods or tourists staying at downtown or airport hotels. Lincoln Park is served by three lines: the Brown Line, which offers service between the Loop and Kimball; the Red Line, which runs between Howard and 95th/Dan Ryan; and the Purple Line Express which offers rush hour service, Monday through Friday, between Linden (in Wilmette) and the Loop. Several bus routes offer service to and from Lincoln Park making access to the neighborhood and its businesses, cultural institutions and more a breeze.
Chicago continues to build on its commitment to being a bicycle-friendly city. In Lincoln Park, bike lanes can be found on many of the neighborhood’s most popular thoroughfares and dozens of bike racks are available where they’re needed most. Chicago’s Lakefront Trail, which runs from Rogers Park to Hyde Park, is a great way to see the city and Lincoln Park is an excellent stopping point when doing so. Please remember that the City of Chicago requires a headlight if you’re traveling across Lincoln Park at night. Most CTA buses have racks to transport your bicycle should you get tired and CTA trains allow for bikes during non-rush periods.
Divvy is Chicago’s bike sharing system with over 3,000 bikes and 300 stations across the city. Intended to provide Chicagoans with an additional transportation option for getting around the city, Divvy is fun, easy and affordable. Check out the map below for locations in Lincoln Park. Before you ride, you’ll need to purchase a 24-Hour Pass ($9.95) or you may wish to purchase an Annual Membership ($99 or $9.95 per month for one year), depending on your needs. Because Divvy is intended for quick trips to help you get from Point A to Point B, you’ll get unlimited 30-minute trips within the period of your Pass or Membership. After 30 minutes, additional fees apply.