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Lincoln Square is Community Area 4 of 77 on the city's official list of neighborhoods.

It includes the area bounded by Montrose Ave (4400 N) to Peterson Ave (6000 N) east of Western Ave (2400 W) and Bryn Mawr Ave (5600 N) west of Western; it ranges west from Ravenswood Ave (1800 W) to the Chicago River. Lincoln Square's better-known sub-neighborhoods are Bowmanville, Budlong Woods, Ravenswood and Ravenswood Gardens.

ZIP codes: 60625, 60640.

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ChicagoFar North

A Lincoln Square 2-bedroom with a terrific private deck

5067 N Lincoln

This spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo, Unit 205 at 5067 N Lincoln Ave, offers high ceilings, crown moldings, hardwood floors, a large kitchen with ample cabinets and counter space, and a luxurious feel throughout. The highlight of the home is a private outdoor terrace that spans more than 400 square feet and that could be expanded. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 4, 2014
ChicagoFar North

New listing – A sunny 2-bedroom across from Winnemac Park

1970 Winnemac

The spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 1970 W Winnemac in Ravenswood has southern and western exposures overlooking Winnemac Park. The completely renovated home has some period details, including a gas-burning fireplace and a sunroom. The master suite is unusually large for a vintage conversion and has a wall of closets. The eat-in kitchen, adjacent to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2013
ChicagoFar North

Ravenswood Terrace, 150 new apartments in Ravenswood

Ravenswood Terrace

The new Ravenswood Terrace apartments will be immediately north of a Mariano’s that’s currently under construction, and a short walk from the Ravenswood Metra stop. Belgravia Group, the project’s developer, is better known recently for building luxury condominiums on Lake Shore Drive and in the West Loop, but the company has a lengthy history in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 2, 2013
ChicagoFar North

A drive through the heart of Lincoln Square

Giddings Plaza, Lincoln Square

It was a wintry day when Kale Realty’s Eric Rojas drove me through the heart of the Lincoln Square neighborhood. It’s an area which he knows well since he lives near it and spends a lot of time there. We know Eric well, since he’s one of YoChicago’s sponsors. As we drive, Eric chats about ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 1, 2013
ChicagoFar North

This Ravenswood Gardens 3-bedroom lives like a home

4709 Artesian video

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 4709 N Artesian in the Ravenswood Gardens part of Lincoln Square has all of the features that savvy buyers are seeking. The 3-unit boutique building is on a quiet, one-way, tree-lined street a short distance from the Brown Line and the retail, dining and recreational scene in Lincoln Square. It ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 28, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

From the vault – winter activities at Welles Park in Lincoln Square

Welles Park video

When then 47th Ward Committeeman Ed Kelly resigned as Parks Superintendent back in 1986, the Tribune called Welles Park “the most flagrant example of why Ed Kelly had no business running Chicago`s park system.” Welles Park is also an example of just how activity-packed and delightful Chicago’s parks can be throughout the year. If you’re ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 29, 2013
ChicagoFar North

A rare new luxury home steps from Winnemac Park

2251 W Winnemac Chicago

If you’re familiar with the leafy stretches of Lincoln Square near Winnemac Park you’re aware of how unusual it is to see new construction in the neighborhood. Just steps from the park is a newly-built 5-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home on a 30-foot wide lot at 2251 W Winnemac Ave. The exterior of the home ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 11, 2012
ChicagoFar North

A charming Bowmanville home just steps from Winnemac Park

2209 W Farragut

2209 W Farragut Ave is a 3-bedroom, 2-bath single-family home that’s been recently updated but retains its original charm and character. The home is on a standard-sized lot with a large yard and a 2-car garage. A full unfinished basement provides great storage, a work bench and a play area. The Bowmanville location affords convenient ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 30, 2012
ChicagoFar North

Video tours of a recently sold home and condo

5321 N Bell video

A home and a condo where we shot sponsored videos recently with Kale Realty’s Eric Rojas both went under contract rather quickly. The home, at 5321 N Bell in Bowmanville, was listed at $439,000. It sold within a few days of being listed. A 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 1949 W Leland in Ravenswood / Lincoln ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 9, 2012
ChicagoFar North

Tour a loft-like Ravenswood 2-bedroom steps from the Damen Brown Line

1949 Leland video

If you’re public transit-oriented, it doesn’t get much more convenient than 1949 W Leland in the Ravenswood area of Lincoln Square. If you’re car-oriented, you’ll enjoy the 2-car tandem parking included in the unit’s price of $299,000. This newly-listed top-floor 2-bedroom, 2-bath has hardwood floors, nearly 12-foot ceilings, central air and a sleek kitchen with ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 21, 2012
ChicagoFar North

A fun Bowmanville house on a small, quiet block

5321 N Bell video

A charming 3-bedroom, 2-bath home on a quiet block in the Bowmanville area of Lincoln Square just came on the market, priced at $439,000. The home, at 5321 N Bell, has a family room / master bedroom / bonus room addition that adds a great deal of flexible space. The lot is longer than the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 20, 2012
ChicagoFar North

Lincoln Crossing, price destruction on a deal-of-the-day

Lincoln Crossing Chicago

Five years ago today our “deal of the day” spotlighted Lincoln Crossing, a 35-unit condo development at 5588 N Lincoln Ave in the Budlong Woods neighborhood of Lincoln Square. The developer was offering $20,000 discounts on one-bedrooms priced from the $260s and $30,000 discounts on 2-bedroom, 2-bath units starting at $357,900. In November of 2007 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 14, 2012

A wide, bright Ravenswood townhome under $400K

4554 N Paulina Chicago

Most townhomes are long and narrow and face either east or west, resulting in an environment that can too often seem cramped and dark. The spacious 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhome at 4554 N Paulina is built on a wide east-west axis, flooding the unit with light from south and north. Other features that set ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 2, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

A rare home on the Chicago River

Bing aerial

Homes that have the Chicago River for a back yard aren’t all that unusual. But, when you begin looking for newer construction homes the group narrows considerably. If Craftsman style is one of your wish-list items, your options are limited to a very few homes. A 2003-vintage Craftsman-style home at 4148 N Rockwell St just ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 12, 2012
ChicagoFar North

Winter activities at Lincoln Square’s Welles Park

Welles Park video

Welles Park in Lincoln Square packs a lot of activities into its 15-acre span, and there’s some history behind that. When then 47th Ward Committeeman Ed Kelly resigned as Parks Superintendent back in 1986, the Tribune called Welles Park “the most flagrant example of why Ed Kelly had no business running Chicago`s park system.” According ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 29, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Strong third quarter single-family sales on Chicago’s north side

Lakeview single-family sales chart

The three months ending September 30 were a boon to single family home sales in several key north side neighborhoods, including Edgewater (up 91% over last quarter / 102% over a year ago), Lincoln Square (up 84% / 93%); North Center (up 119% / 28%), Lakeview (up 68% / 38%), and Uptown (up 79% / ...

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Posted by Jeff Baird on October 28, 2011
ChicagoFar North

A grand, gracious 6-bedroom Ravenswood home

4849 N Hermitage video

Some homes have an air of settled, gracious, comfortable permanence about them, and this is genuinely one even though it’s only four years old. This is a home you have to visit to appreciate the scale of the rooms and the extent to which it’s been carefully detailed to accommodate a large family or a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 24, 2011
ChicagoNorthwest Side

A Ravenswood 2-bedroom with a unique duplex-down option

Ravenswood condo video

What’s unique about the 2-bedroom condo at 2200 W Winona is the full lower level directly below the unit. It could easily be expanded into to create a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with a family room at a price, according to listing agent Eric Rojas, well below a comparable 3-bedroom in the Ravenswood neighborhood. The home, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 14, 2011
ChicagoFar North

Sunday open house pick, fronting Winnemac Park

Winnemac Park video

Lincoln Square‘s 40-acre Winnemac Park doesn’t garner a lot of attention outside the neighborhood, but it does earn rave reviews from almost everyone who’s visited it. An unusual 2-bedroom condo with a “private basement” at 2200 W Winona, directly across from the park, will be open for viewing Sunday, August 28, from noon to 2. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 27, 2011
ChicagoFar North

Sunday Open House pick – 2164 W Leland in Lincoln Square

2164 W Leland Chicago

Our Sunday open house pick this week is priced at $774,900, and will be open from 1 to 3. Prudential Rubloff’s Eric Rojas, one of our sponsors, has the listing and sent along the following write-up: The last two open house picks sold soon after the posts, so let’s make it three! 2164 W Leland ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 11, 2011