If music, food, shopping, cocktails and nostalgia are your passion you must visit Lincoln Square. Per the Chicago Community Area map, Lincoln Square encompasses the sub-neighborhoods of Ravenswood Manor, Ravenswood Gardens, Bowmanville, Budlong Woods and the actual neighborhood of Lincoln Square. Opinions are strong as to which neighborhood(s) should be called Lincoln Square! The historic heart and soul of the Lincoln Square rests in the ‘square’ formed by Lawrence, Western and Lincoln Avenue.
When looking at property values in this solid neighborhood, we consider the more extensive boundaries of Ravenswood to the Chicago River and Montrose to Peterson. Overall, values are up 10% from 10 years ago, though that does not reflect the recent and exploding market of expensive single homes priced above $1 million. Prices for condos and homes in Lincoln Square range from $50,000 for an entry level, ‘needs work’ condominium to $2.5 million for a custom, extraordinary single family home designed by HGTV’s Meg Caswell.
If you are a foodie, enjoy a brew or cocktail or shopping boutiques, you’ll find much to wet your appetite in this mecca of restaurants, bew pubs and bars. Chicago Brauhaus, Bistro Campagne, Café Selmarie (has been in the Square for decades), my personal favorite, Taqueria el Asadero, Gene’s Sausage Shop, Leland Tap, Gather, Pannenkoeken Café, Dank House, Song Do, Merz Apothecary, The Book Cellar, Sacred Art, DLR…the list goes on. Best to put on your walking shoes and spend the day strolling and find your own favorite spot then bowl a few rounds at Lincoln Square Lanes.
Lincoln Square has exploded in growth, especially with the construction of new homes and the renovation of existing buildings, all without losing its sense of stability and charm.
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Housing Inventory of Lincoln Square
Population Demographics of Lincoln Square
|Workforce||Income by dollar range – Median Income: $45,052|
|The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).|
Crime in Lincoln Square