- Current Prices:$120,000 to $2,999,500
- Closed Prices:$135,000 to $3,295,000
- Median Sale Price:$419,900
- Average $ per sq ft:$296
- Association Fee Ranges:$0,$0 to $825/mo
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
- Age:1876 to 2020
- Sq. Ft.:708 to 13,500Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:1 to 7Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:1 to 5Bathrooms
Homes for Sale
The home designs and prices in the community of Ravenswood are suitable for a range of price points. Most common in this neighborhood are attached homes, which usually have monthly homeowner association fees ranging from $50 to $758, and taxes for the year range from as low as $1,321 to as high as $15,450. There are also a variety of single-family homes. Those usually have quarterly homeowner association fees ranging from $50 to $758. Property taxes for the year range from as low as $2,028 to as high as $43,134. Homes in the community generally have unfinished basements. Perfect for drivers, many of these residences include a garage as well as assigned parking.
Where to Live
The neighborhood is known for its residential, "courtyard-style" buildings. Ravenswood Gardens is the historic eastern subdivision of this area and is home to beautiful, single-family homes and condos with a vintage appeal. El stops on Western Avenue, Damen Avenue, and Montrose Avenue are convenient to Ravenswood residents on the southern end of the neighborhood, while residents farther north enjoy living near beautiful Winnemac Park.
While Ravenswood features some truly palatial homes in its historic district, the rest of the neighborhood is considered one of the area's more affordable options, thanks to its distance from the Downtown area. You'll most commonly find courtyard buildings in the area that offer reasonably priced condos, especially when compared to some other North Side neighborhoods. Factory spaces that have been converted into loft-style condominiums are common in Ravenswood, giving the area's condo options more flair than its neighbors. If you're looking to drop a bit more cash, though, there are plenty of single-family homes to be found on Ravenswood's tree-lined streets.
Where to Eat
The dining scene in Ravenswood offers a wide selection of cuisine. Enjoy everything from sushi and upscale French fare to gourmet burgers and locally crafted beer and liquor. Ravenswood has become one of the city's dining destinations, with several Michelin-Star restaurants found in the neighborhood.
What You'll See
Ravenswood thrives on the production of local arts and goods and is full of locals working on their creative pursuits. A walk down Ravenswood Avenue will showcase a local distillery, a woodworking shop, and several venues for music and theater. Shopping local in this neighborhood is more than convenient — it's a no-brainer.
Friday Night Fun
Grab some Greek food and a local microbrew, then check out a concert at the renowned Old Town School of Folk Music. For a special occasion, check out Band of Bohemia, the first brewpub to receive a Michelin Star. Fine food and drink is the main nightlife attraction in this typically quiet neighborhood.
The Perfect Sunday
Take a run through one of the three parks in the neighborhood and treat yourself to a restful afternoon at the regional public library. With sizable willow trees and calming nature trails, Winnemac Park is a jewel of the neighborhood. Later on, you might catch a game at a wood-fired pizza joint or grab some local beers to watch it at home with friends.
While Ravenswood isn't exactly the closest neighborhood to Downtown, it has one major upside: the Metra commuter rail runs right through it, making the ride to the Loop quick and painless. Additionally, the Brown Line and Red Line trains service the Ravenswood area for those trying to navigate more locally. Ravenswood is also fairly car-friendly, offering plenty of free street parking. And that distance from Downtown we mentioned? It also makes traffic in the area much more tolerable.
Great transportation access • Buying local • Ample street parking.
Locals Don't Love
Summer congestion in Welles Park • Limited public schools.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.