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Lincoln Park! Where to begin? It’s one of Chicago’s most treasured neighborhoods; is home to some of the most coveted real estate in the city; and filled with the best the city has to offer under the live, eat, shop, work and play umbrella! I also might be a little biased to this area — I’ve called Lincoln Park my home for 13 years! I’ve grown to know (and love) every corner of it.

If you’re actively searching for a buyer’s agent in Lincoln Park, I’m your person! I live and play here. I have a house account at my local coffee shop. I’m on the neighborhood zoning committee. My clients will tell you I know every nuance of every block in the neighborhood and can fine tune property value across all price spectrums. I build relationships with my clients based on trust, integrity and confidence. (Click here to read my client testimonials!). I’ve been in the real estate business for over 32 years and am a Top 50 Agent in Chicago. My true passion is playing matchmaker for clients and homes. In fact, several clients call me “The House Whisperer”. I would love the opportunity to work with you.

Lincoln Park is considered one of Chicago’s most sought after neighborhoods; beautiful, tree-lined streets, shaded sidewalks and architecture oozing historic charm.

Located just 2 miles north of downtown, Lincoln Park offers an appealing blend of vibrant retail hubs, and urban college campus, and the namesake park and easy access to public beaches.

Lincoln Park is home to Steppenwolf Theater, two major museums, DePaul University and one of the nation’s oldest zoos. The community’s amenities, location and housing options attract everyone from young, first-time homebuyers to local celebrities and CEOs. With its mix of city parks, restaurants, bars, theaters, top schools, and easy access to public transportation, Lincoln Park is virtually unrivaled among urban neighborhoods in the U.S.

Throughout Lincoln Park there are some beautiful single family homes; new construction as well as renovated brown- and greystones. Around DePaul University, buyers can find condominiums in newly constructed 3 story buildings or in converted factories and warehouses. On its eastern edge, Lincoln Park real estate features beautiful high-rise buildings with breathtaking views of the lake, park and city.

In general, the average sales price for a one- to three-bedroom condo in Lincoln Park is $435,000. However, potential homebuyers will find the range for attached properties spans from the low $200,000s for a studio to $3 million for a four- or five-bedroom townhouse with two-car garage. The average sales price for a single-family detached home in the Lincoln Park neighborhood is about $2 million, with the lower end dipping into the $500,000s for a tiny ‘worker’s cottage’ or coach house, and the upper end easily reaching into the multi-millions — we’re talking anywhere from $5 to 16 million dollars — for a gorgeous manse.

Check out all my great Lincoln Park listings here.

For information on real estate close to Lincoln Park see these links below

Bucktown | Lakeview | DePaul | Gold Coast


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Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $552,800

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $552,800 $248,900
Median Single Family Home Value $1,317,400 $247,200
Median Condo Value $384,800 $269,800
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $408,500 $184,800
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $734,800 $228,900
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $1,374,100 $348,000
Percent Homes Decreasing 353 2,057,052
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $2,014 $298
Median Sale Price 353 250,000
Property Tax 353 2,057,052
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 353 2,057,052
1-Yr. Change -0.8% 4.1%