Lincolnshire Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The small historic neighborhood of Lincolnshire contains less than 100 buildings, but its residents are dedicated to preserving its beauty and architectural history. Bounded by Lincoln Avenue to the north, East Chandler Avenue to the south, Highway 41 to the east, and South Bennighof Avenue to the west, the neighborhood of Lincolnshire was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
Lincolnshire is a mix of historic housing with important architectural styles including both Tudor and Colonial Revival. Within easy driving distance of the neighborhood is another outstanding architectural jewel, the Reitz House Museum, the only Victorian home in the city’s historic district, and one of the country’s best examples of French Second Empire design.
The lush green landscaping and tree-lined streets have prompted Lincolnshire residents to establish a thriving garden club in the Lincolnshire Preservation District and beyond. Also adding recreational life to the neighborhood are local Bayard and Akin Parks, both within walking distance of Lincolnshire.
Another area attraction is the Wessleman Woods Nature Preserve. The preserve features 280 acres of virgin hardwood forest in an urban setting, with some trees more than 400 years old. There is an abundance of plant and animal life, with over 300 species of wild flowers and more than 150 species of birds and animals.
In addition to miles of hiking trails, the preserve includes an interpretive center, classrooms, and a gift shop. Wesselman has been designated a “National Natural Landmark.” In the western part of the city, the Wesselman Society manages the Howell Wetlands area, another area rich in natural beauty and wildlife.
Culturally, Lincolnshire residents have easy access to the Victory Theater, where the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra performs, as well as The Centre, the downtown Evansville auditorium that showcases plays, concerts, and other performance events.