Lincolnwood, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago and home to about 12,000 people. Lincolnwood is in Cook County with Skokie to the north, Niles to the east, Norridge to the south, and Evanston to the west. This municipality was incorporated on April 16th, 1889 after being annexed by Chicago in 1889.

The village has an interesting history that started when it was founded as a depot for streetcars going from downtown Chicago into suburbs such as Evanston and Wilmette. It became known as “the gateway to Lake Forest” due to its location at one end of Green Bay Road which leads directly into Lake Forest’s downtown area. 

The village is also home to the Lincolnwood Town Center which consists of a variety of retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The center offers over 500,000 square feet worth of shopping space with 101 retailers. 

Lincolnwood’s first businesses were still in operation through 2017 when they closed up shop. The town has seen an influx of new business owners over recent years as it’s become one of Chicagoland’s hottest neighborhood destinations for families seeking affordable housing close to city conveniences.

Lincolnwood Attractions

Lincolnwood has been making a name for itself in the real estate world. Many Lincolnwood homes are sought after by individuals and families who want to have a second home, even if it is only in the Illinois area. Lincolnwood homes are affordable and are close to several Lincolnwood, Illinois hotels.

The village of Lincolnwood offers a wealth of cultural attractions, including Lincolnwood Music Theater, Lincolnwood Art Museum, Lincolnwood Film Museum, and Lincolnwood City Hall. And, since Lincolnwood is in Cook County, it is one of the very few suburban neighborhoods that have a conservatory or a garden that is not enclosed.