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Ravenswood & Lincoln Square

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% of Lincoln 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.

Lincoln Square

Ravenswood residents are known for their rehabbing savvy. Some gentrification has occured and many vintage homes are available at reasonable rates. There are small shops and outdoor cafés to appeal to a family-oriented crowd and some young professionals. The annual Apple Fest and Farmer's Market draw visitors every summer. The East Ravenswood Historic District is known for its lovely architectural homes and ever-growing popularity.

The El Brown Line runs through the southern section of the neighborhood. Ravenswood / Lincoln Square are bounded by Montrose, Peterson, the Ravenswood Metra tracks and the Chicago River. Please see our North Ravenswood page regarding the area north of Foster.

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Dining in Lincoln Square / Ravenswood

Europian Pastry Shop & Cafe
4701 N Lincoln Ave
Cuisine: European
Chicago Brauhaus
4732 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: European
Daily Bar & Grill
4560 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: American
Grecian Taverna
4761 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: Greek
La Boca della Verita
4618 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: Italian
4160 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: American
Barba Yianni Grecian Taverna
4761 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: Greek
The Grafton
4530 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: Irish
She She
4539 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: Upscale American
1820 W. Montrose
Cuisine: Tapas
Antojitos Guatemaltecos
4641 N. Clark
Cuisine: Guatemalan
Bad Dog Tavern
4535 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: American Contemporary

Resources in Lincoln Square / Ravenswood

Advocate Ravenswood
Medical Center
4550 N. Winchester

Methodist Hospital
5025 N. Paulina

Ravenswood Hospital
4055 N. Western
Post Office
2011 W. Montrose

Entertainment in Lincoln Square / Ravenswood

Lincoln Square
W. Leland & N. Lincoln
North Center
W. Belle Plaine & N. Damen
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
TinFish Theatre
4247 N. Lincoln Ave.
Davis Theater
4614 N. Lincoln
The Puppet Parlor
1922 W. Montrose

Shopping in Lincoln Square / Ravenswood

Play it Again Sports
2102 W. Irving Park
1900 W. Lawrence
European Men's Clothing, Inc.
4763 N. Lincoln
International Fashions by Ingrid
4710 N. Lincoln
Merz Apothecary
4716 N. Lincoln
A Walk Through Time
3858 N. Lincoln
Alice P's Antiques
3823 N. Lincoln
4740 N. Lincoln
Gene Douglas Decorative
4123 N. Lincoln
Sonia Simone
4632 N. Lincoln

Schools in Lincoln Square / Ravenswood

Amundsen High
5110 N. Damen
Coonley Elementary
4046 N. Leavitt
McPherson Elementary
4728 N. Wolcott
North Park Elementary
2017 W. Montrose
Queen of Angels School
4412 N. Western
Ravenswood School
4332 N. Paulina