Lincoln Park/Gold Coast

Lincoln Park and Gold Coast rest side-by-side just north of Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile shopping mecca.

Welcome to Lincoln/Gold Coast

The neighborhoods where the best of the best in every facet of city living come together to present some of Chicago’s most exciting real estate
The powerhouse neighborhoods of Lincoln Park and Gold Coast rest side-by-side just north of Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile shopping mecca. Youthful and vibrant, the Lincoln Park area is overflowing with activity. From its namesake park and one of the country’s finest zoos to a bounty of museums, nature trails, and upscale shopping, Lincoln Park is a neighborhood for the dynamic at heart.
Sharing its southern border is the sophisticated Gold Coast neighborhood, whose glittering name is indicative of the extraordinary luxury to be found here. Lavish, historic mansions on the lakefront rest in tandem with architectural gems designed by famed names such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan. Not without its own share of bustle, this neighborhood additionally brags a hip bar scene and designer shopping.
Lincoln Park and Gold Coast both offer up their share of grandiose abodes, which range in both architectural styles and home types. From doorman buildings housing stunning, sunlit penthouse apartments to multimillion-dollar 19th-century townhomes, three-level brownstones, and skyline-view condos, these upscale neighborhoods have no lack of diversity when it comes to residential real estate.

What to Love

  • World-class dining and retail scenes
  • Community saturated in a love of culture — plenty of museums and galleries
  • Manicured streets and jaw-dropping homes

Local Lifestyle

As part of Chicago’s bustling heart, both Lincoln Park and Gold Coast have a sense of effervescent animation. Locals here are always within walking distance of the latest new restaurants and shops and can also take advantage of the multitude of green spaces and beach areas provided.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Within the bounds of Gold Coast and Lincoln Park are a number of fashionable boutiques with the latest designer finds as well as niche specialty stores like Judy Maxwell Home — an
old-school general store with some of the best gifts and goodies around. When searching for an unparalleled luxury shopping experience, locals are just minutes away via car or bike from the revered Magnificent Mile. Here, over 450 retailers and flagship stores await, including big names like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Georgio Armani, and Coach.
Exploring the dining of Gold Coast and Lincoln Park could easily be a lifetime journey thanks to its massive abundance of award-winning, unique eateries that pull flavors from international cuisine. At Maple & Ash, succulent seafood and prime steak are served on white-clothed tables inside an undeniably opulent venue. Le Colonial is famous for its stellar Vietnamese cuisine, while Fig & Olive takes Mediterranean dishes and pairs them with a rich, South-of-France-inspired interior.

For those with a sweet tooth, there’s the drool-worthy menu at Sprinkles Cupcakes, and Half Shell is one of the top go-to spots for locals seeking a neighborhood joint infused with camaraderie and great eats. Chicago’s iconic deep dish is the star of the show at Pequod’s Pizza, which proclaims to have the best in the city.

Things to Do

Head to the vast, verdant expanse at Lincoln Park, and you’ll encounter a great number of must-see sights, including the Lincoln Park Zoo. One of the oldest free zoos in the country, this spectacular zoo spans over 35 acres and has been delighting all ages since its establishment in 1866.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is also located within the park and is among the top family-friendly activities in the cities. The museum places value on learning and educating the public on the environment, and this often includes interactive exhibits and even camps for the kids.

Looking for a day out on the lake? Oak Street Beach provides golden sand, gentle waves, and arresting views of the Chicago Skyline. Swimming is permitted on this popular stretch of beach, and visitors can take up a game of volleyball, grab a bite from the on-site cafe, or use the site as a launching point by renting a bike and exploring the city.


Lincoln Park / Gold Coast is home to a number of excellent schools. Among those are highly ranked universities and graduate schools, including the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Other top educational opportunities include:
  • Latin School of Chicago, PK & K-12, highly rated private school ranked #4 in the state
  • Francis W. Parker School, PK & K-12, highly rated private school ranked #5 in the state
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