Make Chicago Home: Lincoln Square

Located on Chicago’s north side, Lincoln Square is like living in a small town within the city. Home to many of Chicago’s beloved small businesses, a walk down Lincoln Avenue will have Chicagoans encountering delicious dining options, local bars with diverse brew and cocktail options, and an abundance of specialty shops. Behind the bustling strips of restaurants and shops lie quiet tree-lined streets that offer a variety of housing options for those wanting to call Lincoln Square home.

A close-knit community of neighbors comes together for annual events such as concerts & movies in the park, a variety of craft beer, music, & cultural festivals, and arts & farmer’s markets. One of Lincoln Square’s most notable and longstanding events is the Apple Fest, which invites the community and those visiting to celebrate the beginning of fall with apple-based treats, autumnal goods, and seasonal activities.

Ainslie Arts Plaza, a public gathering space filled with ample seating and a colorful street mural, is home to many of the neighborhood’s markets and events. A community favorite is Wednesday Night Live, a free event during the summer and fall months where the plaza becomes an outdoor movie theater and beer garden after sundown. 


An Essential List of Lincoln Square Hot Spots:


The Warbler

Ponnopozz Studio + Store

Geraldine’s + Jerry’s


Ricochet’s Tavern

Amy’s Candy Bar

The Sixth

Davis Theater



Raw Edge Modern Artisan Boutique

An Essential List of Lincoln Square Events:

Apple Fest

Wednesday Night Live

Artisan & Maker’s Market

Fall Wine Stroll

Square Roots Festival

A full list of events can be viewed HERE



Not only does the urban-suburban feel of Lincoln Square make it a desirable place to live, but quick access to the brown line and Lake Shore Drive makes commuting a breeze. The median home value for the neighborhood is around $485k, but most residents rent at an average rate of $1,400/month for a one-bedroom. The area is seeing about 25% growth yearly, so you won’t want to miss your chance to call Lincoln Square home!




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