Chicago is known for its distinctive and colorful neighborhoods which serve as close-knit communities within the vast city. One of the most renowned and desired of these neighborhoods is Lincoln Park, the area located on Chicago’s north side which derives its name from the 1,200-acre park bordering Lake Michigan. The community is home to several beaches, nature reserves, recreational areas and harbors. The Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Lincoln Park Lily Pool are all located within the neighborhood’s boundaries, and steps from Lincoln Park 2550.