The visual transition from the City of Chicago to north-suburban Lincolnwood is so subtle that city dwellers often mistake the village for a Chicago neighborhood.
Lincolnwood’s attractions include its close-in location, its relative affluence, and a strong elementary school district. Drawbacks include high property taxes, which may rise even higher if a TIF (tax increment financing) district is approved for the site of the fabled Purple Hotel.
We recently reported on apparent Asian out-migration from Albany Park. Where did they go?
Chicago’s near north suburbs, including Lincolnwood, have all seen a growth in their Asian population in recent years.
Lincolnwood’s large elderly population – nearly 1 in 4 residents is over 65 – is an indicator that the community is poised for further change.