Peaceful neighborhood north of downtown.

Welcome to Lincolnwood

Peaceful neighborhood north of downtown
The town of Lincolnwood is located a mere 10 miles north of downtown Chicago, providing an easy commute to the city.
Lincolnwood provides a peaceful and nature-filled atmosphere for residents. The community offers numerous opportunities within the town and fosters opportunities with accessible transportation to downtown. 
Lincolnwood is formally known as Tessville. During Prohibition, this town harbored many speakeasies and gambling opportunities. In 1936 the mayor wanted to freshen up the village's image, therefore renaming it Lincolnwood. This change brought growth to the city and attracted major businesses that helped make Lincolnwood what it is today. 
In 1951 the Edens Expressway was introduced, making the village the perfect place to live and grow. A single-family home in Lincolnwood is around $410,000—much more affordable than a place in downtown Chicago. Lincolnwood fosters city activities while also giving residents a taste of nature through its beautiful parks. 

What to Love

  • Easy commute to the bustling city
  • Tree-lined streets and charming parks
  • Booming business and delightful restaurants 

People & Lifestyle

The location of Lincolnwood makes its residential demographic diverse. It's an easy commute to downtown Chicago, yet the peaceful open spaces make it the perfect place to start out or settle down. With its access to white-collar jobs and well-rounded school districts, the town is home to many families. Residents are proud of the diversity Lincolnwood brings. Whether you’re looking for a neighborhood vibe after your busy commute or a tight-knit community, Lincolnwood might just be your style.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Lincolnwood offers residents local and modern dining and shopping options. Regardless of which route you go, you won’t leave the mall empty-handed or the restaurants with an empty stomach!
With Lincolnwood’s quick commute to the city, you could head there for your shopping needs, but the Lincolnwood Town Center also has everything you’d need. The mall is home to over 90 retailers and several dining options. Lincolnwood village is also near several unique boutiques if you’re looking for a fun gift idea. 
The dining in Lincolnwood offers you some unique options as well. If you’re looking to taste something local, head to Psistaria Greek Taverna. It’s one of the village's top-rated restaurants and a town favorite. If you’re looking for something a little more traditional yet exclusive to the area, then L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge will provide you with a delicious American menu. 

Things to Do

Lincolnwood isn’t scarce on things to do, especially outdoors. From winter lights in Lincolnwood Towers to swimming in the park, you’ll always find something enjoyable to do. 
When the weather starts to heat up, you’ll want to spend your summer nights enjoying the Lincolnwood Thursday Night Summer Concert Series. This event features a new band every week. Taking place at the village’s park, there is plenty of space to enjoy the music. Pack your own snacks, or head to the concession stand for some irresistible park food.
Proesel Park is a beautiful location for many activities, regardless of the season. This community park features an aquatic center, sports fields, a children’s playground area, picnic facilities, and an outdoor skating rink. Proesel Park is a prominent location in Lincolnwood for all ages. 


Lincolnwood is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Todd Hall Pre, K-2, top-rated public school in Illinois  
  • Rutledge Hall Elementary School, 3-5, a top-rated elementary school in the state
    Lincoln Hall Middle School, 6-8, students achieve above-average results on state tests

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