Welcome to The Loop
A cultural gateway where Chicago’s history and thriving present intersect.
A steady stream of buses, trains, and cabs shuttles people in and out of the Loop, where building facades showcase moments in history. The Loop’s vast architectural heritage, lush public park spaces, enticing water recreation, and sheer variety of artistic and cultural avenues help feed multiple audiences—from locals to visitors from across the globe.
Collegiate, affluent, fashionable, and family-friendly.
Acclaimed public and private schools and DePaul University’s energetic campus life make Lincoln Park a family-friendly neighborhood with a longstanding tradition of civic involvement. The area also pulses with engaging performing arts spaces and live music venues, which attract people of all ages from all over the city.
What to Expect
Claiming one of the nation’s greatest urban parks as your front yard.
An ample 1,208 acres of green space, the neighborhood’s namesake park hosts a free zoo, theater, nature museum and conservatory, 15-acre pond, five playgrounds, and bustling harbor. Its nearby lakefront trail and beaches are set against a backdrop of downtown skyscrapers.
Diverse arts and entertainment met with a buzzing nightlife scene.
Lincoln Park presents a unique mix of bars, restaurants, and entertainment spots. From low-key dives to swanky hotel rooftop bars, the nightlife typically caters to a younger crowd around DePaul’s main campus. Thriving blues clubs and mainstream concert venues, as well as theater at the Steppenwolf and improv at iO Theater, appeal to all demographics.
A plethora of ways to explore right outside your front door.
Large living quarters at an affordable price point might be hard to come by here, but there are plenty of places within the neighborhood to help stretch your legs. North Pond Nature Sanctuary, park playgrounds, seasonal farmers markets like the Green City Market, big-box stores in Clybourn Corridor, and restaurant patios will all feel like extensions of your home.
Affordable apartments in vintage brownstones as well as expensive modern condos and revitalized single-family homes.
Loft condos in converted factories and warehouses can be found around the university and beautiful high-rises along the lake offer breathtaking views at high price points. Vintage walk-ups and condos can be more affordable, but prices rapidly escalate for rehabs and new construction.
You'll Fall in Love With
Convenience—whether you’re headed out to see friends around the city or they’re inevitably coming to you for entertainment.
Regional events like Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, and the Chicago Marathon draw millions each year. Plus, a plentiful assortment of cuisines and emerging nightlife options give Loop audiences more reasons to linger long after the sun goes down.