Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square is truly a gem for those seeking peace, quiet, and tons of living space. Just southeast of Ravenswood and north of North Center, Lincoln Square is known for its Old World influence and cozy charm. Accessible by the CTA Brown Line at Western, Damen, and Rockwell, Lincoln Square is also close to the Metra train, and is extremely walkable and bikeable. Though inhabited by many families and retirees, it has been infiltrated by a younger crowd over the last few years, which has brought a modern flair to a quaint part of the city.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $180,000 to $1,599,000

Closed Prices: $165,000 to $1,550,000

Median Sale Price: $440,000

Average $ per sq ft: $295

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $115 to $425/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1901 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 1901 to 2021 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 6 Bathrooms

Getting Around Lincoln Square

Around Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square has become an increasingly popular place to live in the last few years, and it's easy to see why. Not only are there a variety of housing options (vintage apartments, renovated condos) but many are very spacious. The area is home to local college students, young professionals, and families, so the prices fit a wide range of budgets. The closer you are to Andersonville in the northeast, though, the more you'll start to pay for rent or a home.

Lincoln Square is bursting with interesting options for dining out. Though its biggest draw is its collection of Europubs and cafes, it has tons of other dining options, from high-end comfort food to mid-range, authentic wood-fired pizzerias, to the old school sweet shops preserved since the beginning of the 20th century.

An assortment of architectural treasures. Established in the late 1800's as a farming village, Lincoln Square retains a lot of that simple charm in its buildings, showcasing styles from the Victorian era on. Lincoln Square was home to famed Chicago School architect Louis Sullivan, and his influence is felt throughout the beautiful collection of buildings

Skip over to one of the gourmet candy or cupcake shops to satisfy your sweet tooth while you peruse a locally-owned bookstore or art shop. Then treat yourself further and catch some live theater, comedy, or a folk music concert.

Stroll into a turn-of-the-century, European-style pharmacy to grab some sunscreen for your day outdoors at one of the many annual street festivals that call Lincoln Square home. Save some room for an authentic dinner (and some drinks) at an Old World brewhouse.

Locals Love

  • Public art
  • Shopping locally
  • Three city parks

Locals Don't Love

  • Distance from downtown
  • Lacking in nightlife
  • Limited CTA lines

Neighborhood Reviews

2 Reviews

The Perfect Chicago Neighborhood

Samantha R
I live right outside of Lincoln Square and I absolutely love it. It has everything from locally owned bookstores to delicious German restaurants and more, and the whole place is just incredibly quaint. I'm not a homeowner quite yet, but when I am, I'd love for it to be in Lincoln Square.

A taste of the old country

Angela M
Lincoln Square is the perfect place to get a taste of Deutschland. From the bars to the rooftop beer gardens it feels like you are stepping into a small town in Bayern. Highly recommend a visit!
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