For Haris Ahmed Chicago is synonymous with Lincoln Park. The block of Lincoln Park is, in fact, one of the city’s most sought-after communities, even more so than Removille. One of the reasons for this is that it is perfect for a true urban lifestyle, with gorgeous residential areas. It has old fashioned architecture, with Greystone and brownstone, reminiscent of the time when women still walked around in bonnets and paid young boys of the block to fetch their coal. One of the things that is really unique is that, rather than converting old town homes into flats, old flats have been converted into giant single family homes!
Haris Ahmed Chicago and Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park is one of Chicago’s most beautiful areas. It has fantastic entertainment areas and beautiful trees, which are in perfect synergy with the residential areas. The municipal government has been charged with making the area enjoyable to live in, but also to be entertained in, and it is clear that they have achieved this.
In fact, this is shown by the fact that Lincoln Park is home to the DePaul University. There is a very strong focus, therefore, on making the area attractive to younger people, but at the same time ensuring that those very young people become contributing members of society as adults, with a world-class education. The university was originally founded in 1898, when it was called St. Vincent’s College. Since it opened, it has been one of the top private Catholic universities in the country. It also offers in excess of 200 program, both at undergraduate and graduate level.
Lincoln Park itself is built around a huge 1,200-acre park, which the neighborhood gets its name from. It was originally called Lake Park but, in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and the park was renamed after him in his honor. Today, it is a meeting point of community members who enjoy jogging paths, which are plowed of snow during winter, the baseball fields, the public barbecues, and the athletic fields.
The crowning glory of the area, however, has to be Lincoln Park Zoo. Christmas truly is a magical time of year to visit it, when you can enjoy all the zoo has to offer while enjoying a hot cup of cocoa at the same time. Whether you’re having fun with the family or you’re on a romantic date, this really is the place to be. You can enjoy Orchid House, Show House, Palm House, or the Fern Room, where some 50,000 plants in total can be enjoyed.
Last but not least, Lincoln Park is home to some of the best restaurants and bars, as well as fantastic shopping opportunities. It should be obvious why someone like Ahmed Haris enjoys it so much, and why so many people agree with him. For many, it truly represents everything that makes Chicago great and gives it its unique atmosphere and charm. Make sure you don’t miss it if you’re ever around.