Ravenswood

Ravenswood

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Ravenswood

Ravenswood's boundaries are fluid and hard to pin down. Some say it's part of Lincoln Square, others Lakeview or Uptown. All are technically correct, but it's easy to see why other Chicago neighborhoods want to claim this one. With awesome culinary and arts scenes, Ravenswood is not just a night-out destination, but a place for a family, foodie, or burgeoning creative to plant their feet.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $130,000 to $4,995,000

Closed Prices: $117,500 to $6,500,000

Median Sale Price: $385,000

Average $ per sq ft: $313

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $0 to $825/mo

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

Age: 1870 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 1 to 7120 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 8 Bathrooms

Getting Around Ravenswood

Around Ravenswood

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Locals Love

  • Great transportation access
  • Buying local
  • Ample street parking

Locals Don't Love

  • Summer congestion in Welles Park
  • Limited public schools

Neighborhood Reviews

8 Reviews
5.0

Hip Neighborhood

Kimberly Z
It's like living in a hip suburb in the city!

Great area

William B
Been in the neighborhood for over 25 years.... love the area. Hoping to stay in the area...

wonderful neighborhood

Reyna L
We've lived here around twenty five years - it's a wonderful neighborhood with so many places & transport!

Love!

Deanna R
I love it here so much! Great restaurants & shops. Walkable to so many places. And close to transit with tree lined streets.
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