Lincoln Park Apartments

Lincoln Park is one of Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods among apartment seekers. Why do renters flock here? Because it checks all the boxes – restaurants, bars, shopping, parks and green space – all in a neighborhood that’s nestled along the lake, just two miles north of downtown Chicago. Plus, the apartments for rent in Lincoln Park are some of our favorites in the whole city.

Scenic view over pond in Lincoln park, with grassy walking trails in the foreground and the Chicago skyline in the background

Lincoln Park at a Glance


  • DePaul University


  • Ascension Saint Joseph – Chicago


  • Interstates 90 / 94
  • Highway 41 (Lake Shore Drive)


  • North/Clybourn Station: Red Line
  • Armitage Station: Brown/Purple Line
  • Fullerton Station: Red/Brown/Purple Line
  • Diversey Station: Brown and Purple Line


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  • Route 22
  • Route 36
  • Route 72
  • Route 73
  • Route 74
  • Route 76
  • Route 146
  • Route 151

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Get to Know Lincoln Park

There’s no lack of managed apartment buildings in Lincoln Park, and we’re the experts on the best of the best! Whether you’re looking for a vintage building that reflects the area’s incredible history, or a modern high-rise with views of the neighborhood’s namesake park, we’ll help you find a perfect fit.

Of course, you’ll want to tour the best apartments in Lincoln Park and decide for yourself which one you love most. What’s most important to you? A modern kitchen with quartz countertops and top-of-the-line appliances? Or maybe you want to move into a luxury apartment building that’s packed with crazy-awesome amenities. From first-class fitness centers to gorgeous coworking spaces right in your apartment building, you’ll find it all, and more!

If you want to rent an apartment in Chicago with your dog, you’ve got to look at the dog-friendly apartments in Lincoln Park. Yes – there are amazing luxury apartments in Lincoln Park that cater to dogs! Imagine your furry best friend romping around in your apartment’s private dog park, and then getting primped at your on-site dog spa. On top of the great pet-friendly apartments, Lincoln Park is a totally dog-friendly neighborhood, with tons of green space to run and play.


The Food Scene in Lincoln Park

If you’re a foodie, this part of Chicago is where it’s at! In fact, when you begin your search to find apartments in Lincoln Park, you might get distracted by the delicious smells wafting from its local bakeries, pubs and pizza joints.

When you live in this area, you might not even use that fancy modern kitchen in your apartment. The takeout options are just too good! There are a million options, but some neighborhood favorites include Budlong Chicken, The Pasta Bowl, Velvet Taco and Koi Sushi.

If you have friends in town and want to take them to a genuine Chicago pizza joint, head to Pequod’s. The Gods of deep dish, Pequod’s serves up cold beer alongside the best pizza in Lincoln Park. It’s a total dive, and it’s glorious!

Need to cure a hangover? Breakfast restaurants can be found every few blocks. Batter and Berries is as quirky as it is yummy. The service is out of this world and so are the sweet potato waffles. Another local brunch favorite is Stella’s Diner – you’ll flip over the huge portions and crispy hash browns.

Things to Do in Lincoln Park

When you live in Lincoln Park, you’ll stay plenty busy having fun in the neighborhood.

No matter where you end up renting in Lincoln Park, make sure you get out and explore each of the micro-neighborhoods surrounding it. After all, it’s a totally walkable neighborhood, which is part of its charm! From the historic Old Town Triangle to Wrightwood Neighbors (near DePaul University), each area has a story to tell, and it’s so fun to discover their secrets.

In the summer months, head to the beach. Yes – the beach! Lincoln Park sits along Lake Michigan, and one of Chicago’s best beaches – North Avenue Beach – is in Lincoln Park. It’s so huge that it never feels over-crowded, and is outfitted with volleyball courts, plus a restaurant and bar too.

Of course, strolling through Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the most popular things to do in the area. It’s free and fun for kids and kids-at-heart! The nearby Lincoln Park Conservatory is a must-see too. A refuge in the winter months, the conservatory is home to thousands of lush plants. The best part – this urban oasis is free to all!

Fun Fact

Did you know Lincoln Park is notorious for its mob history? The infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre unfolded at S-M-C Cartage Company, on February 14, 1929. Seven members of George “Bugs” Moran’s gang were gunned down, allegedly at the hands of rival gang leader Al Capone.

Shopping in Lincoln Park

One other reason people love renting in Lincoln Park: having retail therapy at their fingertips.

This neighborhood has it all. From mom-and-pop shops to national brands, the shopping in Lincoln Park will keep your closet full and your credit card very busy.

The most popular area to shop in Lincoln Park is the Armitage-Halsted district. You can buy local at charming shops like All She Wrote (for custom stationery), or pickup the cutest accessories at Clare V. Internet sensations like Bonobos, Warby Parker and Allbirds also have storefronts in this pocket of Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park also has the everyday conveniences that help make living in the neighborhood easy. Target, Jewel, Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods…the list goes on and on! No matter where you live in Lincoln Park, you’ve got groceries a short walk away. It just doesn’t get much more convenient than that.

Recreation and Parks in Lincoln Park

Apartment hunters fall in love with Lincoln Park’s green space. The neighborhood does parks and recreational space better than any other downtown neighborhood.

Of course, the most famous park in Lincoln Park (and maybe in all of Chicago), is its namesake – Lincoln Park! Nearly 1,200-acres of trails, gardens, ponds and playgrounds are yours to explore. You could get lost in this urban wonder! The Lily Pond and North Pond Nature Sanctuary are both so peaceful and great spots to relax away an afternoon. There’s also great recreational spaces in Lincoln Park. Join a softball team or head to the basketball courts for a pickup game.

There are two other beloved parks in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Oz Park is located in the center of the neighborhood. This Wizard of Oz themed park is an absolute treasure! It’s a great space for little ones (they’ll freak over the incredible playground), but even adults will be charmed by this whimsical park. Take a stroll and enjoy being greeted by the statues of the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Dorothy.

If you’re moving to Lincoln Park with your dog, you’ll both love Wiggly Field Dog Park. Yup, this is the spot to be if you have four-legs and live in Lincoln Park. Make new friends (yes, humans and dogs alike) and have fun running around, splashing in doggie pools and smelling all the smells!

Public Transit in Lincoln Park

While Lincoln Park has better parking options than neighborhoods like Streeterville or The Loop, the available public transit options make it easy to live in the neighborhood without a car.

The CTA Red/Brown/Purple Line runs right down the center of Lincoln Park, with three stops on the south, middle and north end. Rent an apartment near the train in Lincoln Park, and it becomes especially easy to commute downtown, or wherever work or school takes you.

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