Lincoln Square Real Estate
Lincoln Square is a lively, eclectic neighborhood with longstanding German roots, whose quiet residential streets are filled with three flats and single family homes. The southwest tip of Lincoln Square is a small sub-neighborhood called Ravenswood Gardens, its northeastern tip is another small neighborhood called Bowmanville, and its northwestern corner is a small residential neighborhood called Budlong Woods.
Lincoln Square overlaps to some extent with another famous Chicago neighborhood, Ravenswood.
Perfect for those who...
Want a flourishing community with a spacious property lines, hundred-year-old trees, a historic feel and a modern buzz. More settled than North Center, more revitalized than Rogers Park.
Lincoln Square sits west of Ravenswood Avenue, north of Montrose Avenue, east of the Chicago River, and south of Bryn Mawr Avenue.
What it is like to live in the Lincoln Square/ Ravenswood:
Along the intersection of Lincoln, Western and Lawrence independently owned business have thrived: shops selling books, toys, records, instruments, collectables, clothes and more have sprouted up, and with them dozens of bistros, cafes, ethnic restaurants, coffee houses, corner bars and neighborhood movie theaters to keep everyone happy, entertained and well fed. Ravenswood Avenue's former warehouse corridor, on the other hand, has been converted to house everything from antiques shops and furniture stores to art galleries, theaters and non-profits, to gyms and doggy day cares.
Attractions , Landmarks and Things to Do:
Kempf Plaza, a pleasant public space with a delightful fountain, sits at the core of Lincoln Square's commercial district, surrounded by quintessential neighborhood cornerstones, such as Merz Apothocary, authentic Chicago Brauhaus and Gene's Sausage Shop. The DANK Haus German-American cultural center resides in the neighborhood, offering language classes, film screenings, museum space and an art gallery. The independent, not-for-profit Old Town School of Folk Music teaches thousands of weekly classes and workshops in a variety of disciplines alongside its concert hall on Lincoln Avenue.
The neighborhood is serviced by multiple CTA Brown Line stations, as well as a Metra light rail station.
Close by to:
Several of the city's largest music venues, such as the Riviera and the Aragon Ballroom are to the east in Uptown.
Also to the east, enormous Montrose Beach, which also houses a harbor, a nature area, and numerous athletic facilities by the lakeshore.
Andersonville, with its laid back leafy charm is also to the east
Lincoln Square Listings Summary
Lincoln Square - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Lincoln Square: $443,400 / County Avg $506,000
Avg Taxes in Lincoln Square: $5,300 / County Avg $10,900
Avg Sq. Ft. in Lincoln Square: 1,780 / County Avg 1,886
Avg Price per/sqft in Lincoln Square:$249 / County Avg $268
Avg Walkscore in Lincoln Square: 91 / County Avg 70
Avg Year Built in Lincoln Square: 1953 / County Avg 1960
Avg Days on Website in Lincoln Square: 49 / County Avg 68