When it comes to enclaves in the Windy City that cater to the wealthy, Lake Shore Drive jumps to mind. However, another ZIP code where a high concentration of high income earners can be found is Lincoln Park. It is one of the city’s most historically significant neighborhoods and is studded with attractions like the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Lincoln Park Conservatory. The coveted neighborhood noted for its historic mansions is 2.5 miles north of downtown Chicago and is bordered on the east by Lake Michigan. Median Lincoln Park home values are not quite up to New York numbers and are currently $333,900.
1956 N Orchard St, Chicago IL (Above)
For sale: $5,999,000
This Lincoln Park home for sale was built in 2001, but fits in with the Victorian mansions that dot Lincoln Park streets with its limestone and brick exterior, four fireplaces, curved staircase and 12-foot ceilings. The 7-bedroom, 6.5-bath home is only a mile from the Lincoln Park Zoo and other attractions.