Ravenswood, Chicago

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
A Chicago 'L' train passes through Ravenswood.
A Chicago 'L' train passes through Ravenswood.
Coordinates: 41°57′56″N 87°40′00″W / 41.96556°N 87.66667°W / 41.96556; -87.66667Coordinates: 41°57′56″N 87°40′00″W / 41.96556°N 87.66667°W / 41.96556; -87.66667
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
City Chicago
Elevation[1] 604 ft (184 m)
ZIP Code 60613 and part of 60640
GNIS feature ID 1802408[1]
Not to be confused with Ravenswood Manor Historic District.

Ravenswood is a neighborhood located in the north side of the city of Chicago, Illinois in the Lincoln Square Community Area. According to the Realtors Association, Ravenswood's approximate area is bordered by the north at Foster Avenue, Montrose Avenue on the south, by the west at the Chicago River, and by the east at Ashland Avenue. Ravenswood is considered part of the Lincoln Square official community area. Ravenswood Gardens, a historic subdivision of single family homes is contained within Ravenswood, bounded by Rockwell Avenue, the Chicago River, Sunnyside Avenue and Eastwood Avenue.

Ravenswood is known for its courtyard-style residential buildings. Once considered an "up and coming" neighborhood, Ravenswood has seen its real estate values skyrocket since the 1990s, making it one of the highest valued markets in the city.

The commercially zoned and historic Lincoln Square district is located near the center, while most of the neighborhood is residentially zoned except for stretches along Lawrence, Montrose, Wilson, Damen, and Western Avenues. Ravenswood enjoys good transportation access, with the Brown Line spur running east-west across the center, bus lines on several major streets, and a Metra commuter railroad station.


Residents in Ravenswood are zoned to the campuses of the Chicago Public Schools:


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]