Lincoln Park is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. It is a designated community area on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois with a population of 47,530. Lying to the west of Lincoln Park, Chicago's largest park, it is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Chicago. Lincoln Park is one of the most appealing neighborhoods of Chicago. For one, it's very close to the city center. And its green parks, youthful atmosphere, and views of Lake Michigan truly make Lincoln Park an ideal place to live in Chicago. What really sets Lincoln Park apart is the area’s namesake park. That’s where you’ll find lushly landscaped grounds, the Lakefront Trail, Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory, North Avenue Beach, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago History Museum, Nature Boardwalk, Farm in the Zoo, Theater on the Lake — there’s enough here to spend an entire day exploring. Living in Lincoln Park offers residents a dense urban feel. The public schools in Lincoln Park are above average. Find a moment of zen at the tranquil Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. Sip on cocktails at the all-seasons J. Parker rooftop, with stunning views of Lake Michigan. Listen to Chicago-style blues at legendary Kingston Mines, where you’ll find live music till 4 a.m. every night of the week.