Chicago – Lincoln Square

Northwest of Lakeview lies Lincoln Square, a small group of neighborhoods offering tree-lined streets, large parks, and its own rapid-transit system that goes to the Loop and other areas in the city. Pocket neighborhoods include Ravenswood Gardens, Ravenswood Manor, Budlong Woods and Bowmanville.

Location & Area

  • North Boundary: 5200 N Foster
  • South Boundary: 4400 N Montrose
  • East Boundary: 2000 W Damen
  • West Boundary: ~3000 W Chicago River
  • Primary Zip Code: 60625

Current Trends and Facts of Lincoln Square Chicago

Lincoln Square neighborhood is a major transportation and shopping hub of the North Side with convenient public transportation, easy parking and Lincoln Avenue (one of Chicago’s diagonal streets) running through it. Shopping includes a mixture of independent and one-of-a-kind businesses.

Lincoln Square neighborhood boasts many traditional restaurants, with newer trendier restaurants adding to the mix. It is also home to the acclaimed Old Town School of Folk Music, a popular entertainment venue and music school. With a movie theater, grocery stores and a large branch of the Chicago Public Library system, residents find little reason to leave the area.