With its proximity to Chicago, Lincolnwood is a haven of green space with an exceptional selection of restaurants and shops, as well as more than a dozen beautiful parks and two multi-use recreational paths. Known for its tree-lined streets and well-kept, family-friendly neighborhoods, its diverse population embraces residents from various cultural backgrounds and ethnicities contributing to a rich tapestry of flavors and traditions.
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With such rich diversity in the community, Lincolnwood dazzles sharing Eats From Around the World from a spectacular range of restaurants, such as L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge, Psistaria Greek Taverna, Wholly Frijoles, Stefani Prime, Renga-Tei, Great Beijing Chinese Restaurant, the first Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Libanais Restaurant, Nuovo Chicago, Tannour Shawarma and more. Not to be missed, breakfast and lunch specialties can be found at New York Bagel & Bialy as well as Schlegl’s Bakery.
Sparkling new District 1860 is the very best of city-meets-suburbs, luxury apartments. This brand-new living, dining and shopping community is only a short commute from downtown Chicago. Residents will enjoy exciting restaurants and retail just outside their front door, including Davanti Enoteca, Fatpour, Fat Rosie’s and Amazon Fresh Grocery. The shopping and dining choices provide a vibrant and lively atmosphere that complements the thriving community of District 1860 and the greater Lincolnwood area.
Lincolnwood Town Center, conveniently situated by the Village’s major roadways, has a store for every style. A regional shopping hub, the pleasantly designed and fully-enclosed mall features anchor stores Kohl’s, The RoomPlace and Old Navy along with 90+ retailers. After shopping, check out the upper level where little ones can explore the Children’s Play Area. Grab a meal at one of the many dining options, including Bro’s Italian Kitchen or CM Chicken, before heading home.
One of Chicago’s leading professional ensembles for more than 30 years, Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra (LCO) was named Chamber Ensemble of the Year in 2000 by the Illinois Council of Orchestras. Flexible in composition and instrumentation, the LCO collaborates with a wide variety of programs and special events appearing throughout Chicagoland as part of the American Music Festivals’ mission of cultural exchange.
Lincolnwood Fest delivers four summer days of good old-fashioned family fun at the biggest community event of the year! Always held on the last weekend in July, this open-air fest features free live music daily from local and regional acts, plus gobs of carnival rides, games, bingo, arts and crafts, Beer & Wine Garden, a Classic Car Show and so much more! Also, don’t forget to sign up and run in the Turkey Trot held the Sunday before Thanksgiving!
Big and beautiful Harry A. Proesel Park includes baseball/softball diamonds, soccer field, outdoor fitness equipment, two full basketball courts, children’s playground area, picnic facilities, pergola sitting area, lighted tennis courts, volleyball courts and both in-line and outdoor skating rinks — all with free parking. The star is an Aquatic Center boasting a 50-meter, six-lane lap pool with a diving well, the Activity Pool (zero-depth entry, water features, water slides) and Kiddie Pool (water features and a slide).
Lincolnwood's mile-long Centennial Park Trail features sculptures and walking /jogging paths that extend the length of the park. Conveniently adjacent to McCormick Boulevard, it extends from Touhy Avenue — where the Skokie North Shore Channel Park begins — south to Devon all along the channel. This newly-renovated park includes a nine-hole disc golf course, and a stage that doubles as fishing platform with an area for small craft access to the water.
Cyclists and pedestrians alike have smooth access all around the Village via two 12-feet-wide, multi-use paths. . Lincolnwood's Valley Line Trail connects the Valley Line Trail (Sauganash Trail) at Devon Avenue and Skokie Valley Trail to the north, with handy crossings at Devon and Pratt Avenues and a bridge over Touhy Avenue. Union Pacific Recreation Path — constructed on land purchased from the Union Pacific Railroad — runs between Devon and Touhy Avenues on the east side of Lincolnwood with an ample asphalt path and a 2-foot gravel shoulder on each side.
Bryn Mawr Country Club commands 139 acres on the northwest corner of Devon Avenue and Crawford Avenue (Pulaski Road). This prestigious private country club is known for its handsome grounds, exceptional amenities (dining room, ballroom and lounge area), and a rich history that spans a century. A tranquil retreat from bustling urban life, the course offers a challenging, yet enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels, with rolling fairways, strategically-placed bunkers and scenic views.
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