The Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Park is known for its tree-lined streets, boutique shopping, top-notch eateries, and expansive lakefront parkland. Where else can you visit the Zoo, go to the beach, see live theater, party with the college crowd, shop designer stores, and dine at one of the best restaurants in the country? There’s no doubt, Lincoln Park is a highly desirable Chicago community and its condos are considered prime real estate in the Windy City housing market.
Lincoln Park’s inventory of condos for sale ranges from intimate three-flat walk-ups to soaring residential high-rises. Price point, size, and style are just as diverse and afford an enormous selection for the Chicago condo buyer. Whether you prefer old or new, traditional or contemporary, ground floor or penthouse, studio unit or sprawling square footage, Lincoln Park is an excellent spot to start your house hunt for the perfect Chicago condo.
2020 N. Lincoln Park West
Situated directly across the street from the Lincoln Park Zoo, this 39-story residential tower is a combination of great location, premium amenities, and quality units. The building not only has a refreshing outdoor pool (which is much appreciated during Chicago’s hot summer months), but it boasts tennis courts, a health club/gym, sauna, party room, restaurant, convenience store, bike room and dry cleaners. 2020 N. Lincoln Park West has its own doorman and self-park garage, although valet is available.
The units in 2020 N. Lincoln Park West offer studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom floor plans. It was originally built in 1971, so some condos are in need of an update. Still, many units have already been renovated by the previous owners. These have remodeled kitchens with stainless steel appliances, new cabinets and granite counters. Many condos feature hardwood floors, fresh paint and new bedroom carpeting. Every property has a private balcony and some corner units enjoy two outdoor terraces.
As could be expected, the views from 2020 N. Lincoln Park West provide grand, sweeping vistas of Lake Michigan, green parkland, and the downtown skyline. It is within walking distance of numerous restaurants, cafes, delis, pizzerias, sushi bars, pubs, and other neighborhood haunts.
1660 N. LaSalle
The condos for sale at 1660 N. LaSalle vary from small studios to roomy 1500 sq. ft. residences. This is an older building (constructed in the early 1970s), however, there are plenty of units that have been redone with modern upgrades and finishes. A number of condos have the stainless steel appliances and granite counters that are now considered standard in new construction Chicago homes. The floor-to-ceiling windows bring in great natural light and present lovely views of the surrounding neighborhood.
Other features often found in condos for sale at 1660 N. LaSalle are hardwood floors, carpeted bedrooms, stone tile bathrooms and recessed lighting. There are several different unit arrangements that fluctuate in size and shape. The bigger layouts are extra wide and have windows on multiple sides. The building has an outdoor pool and sundeck, exercise room, laundry facilities and 24-hour door staff. The policy on pets is: cats are ok, but dogs are a no-no.
SoNo is a fairly new addition to the Lincoln Park condo market. The name refers to South of North Avenue, which is exactly where this contemporary 28-story tower is located. The all-glass exterior is a stunning feature from the outside and in. The units have complete walls of windows that allow tons of sunlight to filter in. In addition to bright living spaces, SoNo boasts sleek, modern finishes with a touch of industrial chic charm. The exposed concrete columns add just enough urban appeal without making the homes seem stark or unfinished.
Typical features in SoNo are hardwood floors, marble baths, granite kitchen counters, stainless steel appliances, track lighting and washer/dryer hook-up. Floor plans at SoNo include one- to three-bedroom layouts with up to 1,656 square feet. The plans are open so the living, dining and kitchen flow from one to the other without obstruction. The building also has a trendy entrance hall with a seating area and a concierge desk. There is a fitness facility on the premises, as well as a bike room and private storage lockers. And a doorperson is on duty 24 hours a day.