Chicago - Lincoln Square
A unique neighborhood on Chicago’s north side, Lincoln Square represents a variety of cultures through its restaurants, cafés, businesses, and boutiques. The boundaries are Ravenswood Avenue to the east, Montrose Avenue to the south, the Chicago River to the west and Bryn Mawr Avenue and Peterson Avenue on the north. The neighborhood has a distinct European or “Old World” ambiance due to throngs of German, Greek, and other Eastern European immigrants who brought their cultures to the area.
The CTA Brown Line train stops at Western Avenue and connects riders to the Loop and the rest of the CTA system. In addition, the Metra’s Union Pacific train, which travels from the suburbs to Ogilvy, has convenient stops located at Lawrence and Ravenswood.
Lincoln Square has a number of annual festivals including Oktoberfest, the Lincoln Square Block Party and Summer Concerts in the Square.
The Ravenswood neighborhood, actually part of Lincoln Square, is a diverse community with architectural variety. Property owners in Ravenswood, bounded by Foster, Clark, Irving Park Road and the west branch of the Chicago River, carefully rehab the historic homes that abound in this area.
Metra’s Union Pacific trains stop at Lawrence and Ravenswood Avenues. The CTA’s Brown Line stops at Lawrence and Western, Lawrence and Damen, and on Montrose and Irving Park Road. Numerous CTA bus lines serve the area, and the Red Line is a short bus ride from many locations. Lake Shore Drive and the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) are only a few miles away.
Ravenswood has multiple parks located within its community for nature lovers.