Welcome to Lincoln Park

City in a Garden

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Lincoln Park
A true neighborhood

Lincoln Park

A little about Lincoln Park

In Lincoln Park, Chicago's motto urbs in horto—or "City in a Garden"—truly comes to life. Historic churches and handsome brick row houses nestled within landmark districts sit next to peaceful parks, while quiet, tree-lined residential areas give way to bustling business corridors. Armitage Avenue is lined with independent boutiques and high-end retailers; Clark Street is packed with casual cafes, ethnic restaurants and sweet shops that spill out onto the sidewalks during warm weather; and Lincoln Avenue buzzes all night with bars and taverns that cater to the young college crowd from the nearby DePaul University campus. In addition to shopping and dining, Lincoln Park is a diverse arts and entertainment destination as well with a plethora of museums, top theaters and live music clubs to pick from.

The history of Lincoln Park

In 1824, the United States Army built a small post near today's Clybourn Avenue and Armitage Avenue (formerly Centre Street). Indian settlements existed along Green Bay Trail, now called Clark Street (named after George Rogers Clark), at the current intersection of Halsted Street and Fullerton Avenue. Before Green Bay Trail became Clark Street, it stretched as far as Green Bay, Wisconsin, and was part of what still is Green Bay Avenue in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.[3][4] In 1836, land from North to Fullerton and from the lake to Halsted was relatively inexpensive, costing $150 per acre ($370 ha) (1836 prices, not adjusted for inflation). Because the area was considered remote, a smallpox hospital and the city cemetery were located in Lincoln Park until the 1860s. In 1837, Chicago was incorporated as a city, and North Avenue (to the south of today's Lincoln Park neighborhood) was established as its northern boundary.


Businesses in Lincoln Park

Here is a collection of Lincoln Park businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.



Fortunate Discoveries


Hosts fine artisans, designers & specialty retailers


Spa Spazio Nail Salon

Haircare / Spas

Professional, nail, massage and waxing service


City Scene Bed and Breakfast


Private one and two bedroom suites


Villa D' Citta Bed & Breakfast


A boutique mansion of exceptional appointment


Batter & Berries


Fresh for Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch


Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company


Made from scratch goodness


Gemini Bistro


Awarded 3 Stars from Chicago Tribune


VINCI Restaurant


Incredible traditional Italian, vegetarian and gluten-free


Pure Barre


A total body workout


Art Effect


Boutique of stylish women's clothes and unique gifts


barker & meowsky


Reader's Choice Award "Best Pet Store"


Laudi Vidni


Design your perfect bag at Laudi Vidni


Lori's Designer Shoes


Designer shoes, jewelry and accessories for men and women


Rara Avis Boutique


Home decor and gifts of distinction


The Little Black Dress


A premier women's clothing boutique


Vosges Chocolates


Some chocolates are entirely more equal than others