No less a Chicago icon than Carl Sandburg called Ravenswood home. Hey, if it was good enough for the city’s all-time poet laureate… In its original inception, this area was an early experiment in neighborhood planning – a residential zone pre-mapped to ensure comfort and convenience for its denizens. Modern-day Ravenswood maintains that standard of livability as one of Chicago’s best “something for everyone” areas, a bungalow and three-flat community that caters equally to the young and hip and the older and established.
Ravenswood residents enjoy an abundance of shops and restaurants, from trendy boutiques to family-owned eateries. Lovers of urban wildlife appreciate the abundance of city parks, as well as one of the woodsier stretches of the Chicago River. Cheaper rents, more available parking and easy access to the CTA Brown Line have recently made the neighborhood a popular destination for people looking to avoid the grind of nearby Lakeview and the bustle of Lincoln Square.