DePaul University is one of several anchor institutions in Lincoln Park, and is located immediately to the west of the Children’s property. Other nearby cultural institutions include the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Chicago Historical Society.
The area around the CMH site contains some of the finest housing stock in the City. To the north of the Children’s campus is the recently‐designated Arlington‐Deming Landmark District featuring several residential buildings constructed just after the Chicago fire of 1871. Immediately east and south of the property is the Mid‐North Landmark District with the stately residences of Fullerton Parkway and collection of brick rowhouses from the late 1800s.
The neighborhood is served by some of the best public and private schools in the city, including Francis Parker School, the Latin School, Newberry Math and Science Academy, Lincoln Park High School, Alcott Elementary School, St. Clement School and Lincoln Elementary School.
The area is one of the greenest areas of the City with Oz Park, Lincoln Park, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond and the lakefront in close proximity.
The Greencity Market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday in Lincoln Park and is where Chicago’s top chefs shop for local and organic ingredients. This community has some of the city’s top restaurants including Alinea, Charlie Trotter’s, Perennial Virant, and the North Pond Café.
Performance venues in the area include the famous Second City, Park West, Apollo Theater, The Greenhouse Theater Center, Steppenwolf Theatre, and the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater. DePaul University’s new School of Music is currently being constructed directly across the street from the site.
For more information see this map of Lincoln Park amenities http://www.lincolnparkchamber.com/assets/LincolnParkMap.pdf