The Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Square is in no danger over-population or rampant gentrification anytime in the near future, and this is exactly how its residents want it. In fact, city planning authorities and local activists have been working for decades to make sure that this gorgeous residential part of Chicago remain family-friendly and suburban-paced. 20% ofLincoln Square has been designated as a historic preservation district, which is arguably Chicago's largest.
Over a century old, Lincoln Square is often described as "European" or having an "Old World feel" due to the zoning, size of the streets and architecture. There are plenty of family-sized houses on these beautiful, tree-lined streets, many still at very reasonable prices.