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How is Lincoln Park different than Near North Side?

Asked by Trulia, San Francisco, CA Thu Aug 2, 2012

According to Trulia, both neighborhoods are very popular (great schools and low crime), but what characteristics make them different?

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The Near North Side is mostly high-rise living. Whereas Lincoln Park is much more of a mix, but definitely lower density. Because the Near North Side is so close to downtown you have much more single occupancy options, but it is more expensive. Lincoln Park is still pretty expensive, but there are a lot of different options for housing. LP also has slightly easier parking to the west. Both are equally great neighborhoods, so it just depends on your lifestyle.

A good rule of thumb for most of Chicago is that higher density living is closer to the lake and it gets less dense as you move further west.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 10, 2013
Near north has more population density. Lincoln Park (where I live) has more of a neighborhood feel. They both have excellent dining and night life. Lincoln Park has more green space and recreational options.

All the best,
Ivan Sagel
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 9, 2013
I Agree wholeheartedly! The best entertainment and nightlife is defnitely at the zoo, just ask the animals who live there what they see when their neighborhood is invaded by all those college shirts, most especially on Saturday nights and after what the college shirts call "games". You have to take a road trip, all the way to Brookfield, in the dark, to find out if there is any nightlife there, but in Lincoln park Zoo....! It is the City, you know, you have to expect anything.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 31, 2012
Lincoln Park affords one the opportunity to see a variety of university flags hanging from windows and on display through sidewalk apparel. This meshes quite nicely with the well-endowed (financially, well, at a minimum anyway) homeowner population who enjoys living amongst the students, recently graduated students and those wishing and behaving as if they were still students.

But hey...that's not all. Lincoln Park has some of Chicago's best preserved housing stock whereas Near North, a term, incidentally, that nobody in Chicago uses, is mostly saturated with charmless apartment buildings occasionally highlighted by the historic building that somehow escaped the bulldozer. But if you live in the infamous Near North, you have the ability to walk to fantastic stores like Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus and Apple and so many of those wonderful retailers. And in Lincoln Park, you are stuck with a bunch of smaller independently owned boutiques and local restaurants, which might not be appealing to somebody craving a a Bloomies sale and a bite at the Weber Grill.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 29, 2012
Lincoln Park obviously is further north, and a bit more community / family oriented - losing some of the hustle and bustle of being closer to the city.

Lots of great entertainment and nightlife, including the zoo!
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