Just to the north of the North Center neighborhood, Most of Ravenswood is in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood, but it also overlaps Uptown. The boundaries of Ravenswood are from Montrose north to Foster and Clark Street west to the Chicago River.
Ravenswood has the distinction of being one of Chicago’s first planned communities. It has also gained fame from being home to poet Carl Sandburg. The expansive Sulzer Regional Library, Lincoln Avenue restaurants and the Old Town School of Folk Music, complete with its 400-seat performance center, add creativity and culture to Ravenswood. Welles Park, a gathering place for families and groups, comes alive in the summer, with outdoor concerts and sporting events.
Ravenswood is adjacent to several neighborhoods that share its characteristics; Ravenswood Gardens, Budlong Woods, Bowmanville, Ravenswood Manor and Lincoln Square. Ravenswood homes range from gorgeous mansions and courtyard-style residences to condominiums and Victorian and Prairie School homes, flats and row houses. Tree-lined streets, lovely parks, and a small community rapid-transit system connect Ravenswood to the Loop, making the community very accessible.