Chicago - Ravenswood & Lincoln Square
Residents of Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood enjoy small shops, outdoor cafes, the annual Apple Fest & Farmer's Market and the lovely architectural homes of the East Ravenswood Historic District.
The Lincoln Square neighborhood has been designated a historic preservation district. This gorgeous residential area has an "Old World" feel to it - due to the zoning, size of the tree-lined streets and beautiful architecture.
"Encircling the neighborhood's main business and entertainment district, which is basically a single street lined with quaint storefront shops and restaurants, are rows of three- and four-flat buildings with a few single-family homes tucked in among the multi-unit brick and stone residences. A vintage movie theater and the city's oldest bowling lanes find their home in Lincoln Square, as does Oktoberfest, where Chicagoans come every year to celebrate their German roots and, of course, drink beer. "
"Filled with gigantic trees, spacious lawns, and old renovated homes, Ravenswood neighborhood is a lovely place to get away from hectic city life, while remaining in the middle of a thriving community that has it all."
Ravenswood/Lincoln Square are bounded by Montrose, Peterson, the Ravenswood Metra tracks and the Chicago River. Lincoln Square is a four-block by four-block neighborhood, embedded within the Ravenswood area.
"Ravenswood also offers plenty of entertainment options. The Old Town School of Folk Music is a learning space open to all, that doubles as a performance venue many weekend nights, catering to those interested in a more formal concert or simply a jam session. Meanwhile, the LillStreet Art Center has a gallery space that showcases works by both students at the Center and outside artists. After a little art appreciation, swing by the Center's popular cafe, First Slice, to grab a quick nosh."