Lincoln Square & Ravenswood

Oozing with charm in an inviting, tight-knit package.

Welcome to Lincoln Square & Ravenswood

A few words a local might use to describe Lincoln Square is "small town feel," "welcoming," and "charming." Lincoln Square is all these things and more wrapped up into a quant, charm-filled package. An area of town known for its residential tree-lined streets and inviting small businesses, it's as if a little hamlet was constructed at the city's north end. You're not going to see high rising glass towers or hear bass thumping nightclub beats. Instead, this highly desirable pocket of town consists of a scene where residents walking through historic Giddings Plaza's cobblestone street, supporting the many small businesses it calls homes. It's where families frequent some of the northside's largest public green spaces. Highly desirable real estate aplenty throughout this pocket of town which offshoots the northernmost path of the CTA's Brown Line.

What to Love

  • Quiet and vibrant simultaneously
  • Village-like vibes while being undeniably big city
  • Residential streets with $1M+ houses, well maintained courtyard apartment buildings, and two and three-flat condos 
  • Much outdoor activity with festivals, farmers markets, expansive parks, and plenty of dining

What to Do

Taking in the scene at Giddings Plaza at the southeast intersection Western and Lawrence Avenues, the namesake "Square" invites hosts a multitude of family-driven events throughout its year. Most notably the unofficial summer bookends of Maefest and Oktoberfest, Lincoln Square's annual lederhosen infused celebrations of its German American heritage dating back to the mid-19th century. With polka music, German beer, and of course sausages and sauerkraut, these are parties not to be missed. 

Its Small Business Saturday following Thanksgiving is unlike any you've seen, as the local boutique shops opens its doors to droves of people during the afternoon, followed by the Christmas tree lighting at dusk. Holiday cheer is proudly represented. 

The arts are finely represented in The Square year-round. Having outgrown its original space nearly a quarter century ago, the Old Town School of Folk now spreads its love and learning for music, regularly holding concerts and organized learning. If cinema is your thing, then a complete renovation of the Davis Theater was completed a few short years ago, giving the moviegoer a neighborhood theater displaying the hot new blockbusters in an old school cinema house feel, with modern day amenities and accompanying restaurant and cocktail lounge. 

Dining is a hot commodity in the Square as well. From the traditional to trendy, it offers residents and visitors a wide spread of culinary variety with more and more establishing themselves all the time. 

The greater Lincoln Square community area possesses tons of public parks, most notably Wells, Winnemac, and River Parks. Hundreds of acres filled with summer relaxation, dog friendly pockets, and little league fields throughout.


Chicago Public School District 299's Amundsen is its high school for the majority of its students, with some attending either Mother or Senn high schools. The District provides some of the most desireable K-8 facilities in all of Chicago. To name a few, Longbud, McPherson, and Ravenswood.

Lincoln Square Stats

**Chicago consists of 77 official community areas, one of which is identified as Lincoln Square. The Lincoln Square and Ravenswood neighborhoods are within this community area, which consists of several other additional neighborhoods as well.

Population: ~40,000

12-mo Single Family Median Home Price: $861, 750 (as of 9/1/2021)

12-mo Condo/Townhome Media Home Price: $317,500 (as of 9/1/2021)

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