Chicago is, perhaps more than most cities, a city of neighborhoods.
From the broad boulevards of Lincoln Park to the arty avenues of
Pilsen, each and every neighborhood in this city possesses its own
distinct energy and unique charm. And each neighborhood is worth
learning a little more about. So, every other week, weâ€™ll be featuring
another neighborhood on this section of the blog, and weâ€™ll interview
someone living in that neighborhoodâ€”Someone capable of giving us the
inside scoop on their â€˜hood!
This week CondoDomain sat down with Jenny Gelda and talked to her about her experience living in Lincoln Park.
Jenny moved to Chicago from Boston, Massachusetts five years ago, and
sheâ€™s been living in Lincoln Park for three of those years.
Why did you decide to move to Lincoln Park?
I wanted to live in a neighborhood that was safe, family friendly, and relatively close to the loop. Iâ€™m also a big fan of architecture, and I love the architectural style of many of the buildings in Lincoln Park.
Were you considering any other neighborhoods as well?
I also seriously considered moving to Streeterville, or the Gold
Coast. But really, I probably could have been happy just about anywhere.
There are few neighborhoods in Chicago that I genuinely dislike.
What do you like most about living in Lincoln Park?
I love the quietness and the restfulness I find here. It sometimes
feels like Iâ€™m living in a small, sleepy little townâ€”It just so happens
that that town is embedded in one of the largest cities in the U.S. I
really feel like I get the best of both of those worlds.
Is there anything you donâ€™t like about living in Lincoln Park?
I sometimes wish I lived a little further away from the hustle and
bustle of city life. But if I ever start to feel overwhelmed, I just
spend an afternoon at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, or the Lincoln Park Zoo. The park is one of my absolute favorite places in Chicagoâ€”Or in the world, for that matter.
Do you intend to continue living in Lincoln Park?
Absolutely. When it comes right down to it, I canâ€™t think of anywhere else Iâ€™d rather be!
For more information about Chicago and its vibrant neighborhoods check out this article on the CondoDomain blog!