Recognizing Lincoln Park High and Keeping Busy for the Winter!

My buyer clients often ask about the local neighborhoods as I take them from home to home around Chicago, especially the local schools.  The Gold Coast and Lincoln Park neighborhoods are blessed to have both private schools as well as some of the best public schools in the State of Illinois.  I looked into Lincoln Park High School and was pleased to see that it has a great story to tell.

Lincoln Park High School is a neighborhood public school, meaning any family living in the area shown above, from Chicago Avenue to Belmont on the North and from the Lake to the Chicago River on the West can have their high schoolers attend.  It does not receive the special funding that the selective enrollment schools receive but yet it is the 9th Ranked High School in all of Illinois!

LPHS has 84% of the students taking at least one college prep (AP) course, and the student body is broadly diverse, with minority enrollment of 72%.  The academics are outstanding with Honors, Double Honors, and International Baccalaureate programs available.  And you can’t beat having Chicago’s special Oz Park as your back yard.  Oz Park is directly adjacent to Lincoln Park High, with special statues of the famous characters watching over all who come by.

I recently took on a new Listing at 1530 N. Dearborn, a beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath unit in this very special high rise building.  It is located a half block from Lincoln Park, and as I shared above it has access to not only private schools, with the Latin School being a block away, but also highly ranked Lincoln Park High School as well!

I am honored to share that I was recently named to Crain’s Notable Residential Brokers for 2019.  Here’s a link  The achievements of everyone in the group of Brokers selected by Crain’s is a testament to how valuable the Real Estate of Chicago is in the eyes of the rest of the world, and that despite its problems Chicago continues to be one of the most “livable” big cities in the world.

It has been a very busy Winter!  Pierre Lockett, a former Joffrey Ballet dancer, founded a group called Forward Momentum Chicago, which in just 5 years has brought high level dance education to parts of Chicago with limited arts access, teaching over 6,000 children in 85 Chicago public schools.  I am serving as the Co-Chairman of their annual fundraising event, called Relevé Soirée, which will be held on June 11, 2019 at the Joffrey Tower!  For more information about this wonderful group just go to

I was also selected to be on the Provisional Board of the Service Club of Chicago.  This group of impressive women devote a tremendous amount of energy to worthy causes.  Again, this kind of giving back is noteworthy, the Service Club makes monetary donations and the members personally participate every year with numerous deserving charities around Chicago.

Finally, my husband Lucien Lagrange shared a story with me that everyone can learn from.  He was at the well known architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill before going out and starting his own firm.  His story was that even though he had participated in the design of numerous well known buildings with his old firm, he didn’t take personal credit for them, and instead built up a new set of achievements with his own new firm.  The way he said it was “if you have to take credit for other people’s efforts as your own then you must not be very good!”  Good words to live by if you ask me!  


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