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Chicago Neighborhood Guides

Ravenswood/Lincoln Square/Bowmanville

Boundaries

Ravenswood: Chicago River, Clark, Irving Park, Foster | Lincoln Square: Chicago River, Montrose, Ravenswood Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Western, Petersen | Bowmanville: Ravenswood Avenue, Foster, Western, Bowmanville Avenue and Bryn Mawr

Description

Our apartments are centered firmly in one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods, Ravenswood/Lincoln Square/Bowmanville. Have dinner at Café Selmarie and coffee at Starbucks before a show at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Treat yourself to a spa treatment at Renessence, buy a bottle from the best vintners at Fine Wine Brokers, browse Timeless Toys for great gifts for the nieces and nephews, experience hearty old-world German fare at the Chicago Brauhaus. Exercise or relax in wonderful Winnemac and Welles Parks, explore the beautiful Victorian and Prairie School homes and gorgeous English Tudor-style buildings in the East Ravenswood Historic District, read a book or check out a movie at the Conrad Sulzer Regional Library (regarded as one of the jewels of the Chicago Public Library system), gaze at the intricate façade outside famed architect Louis Sullivan’s last building or simply hit the friendly neighborhood pubs and multi-ethnic eateries nestled amid the quaint “small-town” atmosphere of Bowmanville’s tidy brick bungalows and vintage clapboard homes. Without a doubt, Ravenswood/Lincoln Square/Bowmanville is now a young professional’s dream of cool vintage apartments, multi-cultural old-fashioned and hip restaurants, nightlife and easy travel to work in the Loop by trains from the Damen or Western CTA stops.

West Ridge / West Rogers Park

Boundaries

North: Howard | East: Lake Michigan | South: Bryn Mawr | West: Kedzie

Description

The West Ridge/Rogers Park area is diverse in culture and offers many great experiences! Enjoy the waterfront at one of the area beaches within walking distance, such as Hartigan Park or Pratt Beach. Loyola University Chicago makes its home here with a beautiful campus and rich history. The student population adds fun energy to the many blocks that Loyola has incorporated into their campus. Be sure to see The “Artists of the Wall” at the Block Long Bench which features the work of local artists! Walk along the shops of Devon Avenue and take in its Middle Eastern/Indian flare. Grab a bite at one of many restaurants in the area which include the famous Hamachi sushi bar then get some exercise while enjoying nature at the West Ridge Nature Preserve, one of the “most beautiful places in the city.” 5 award winning theaters and several museums are located right in the West Ridge/Rogers Park neighborhood! There are so many reasons West Ridge/Rogers Park residents are thrilled to call this area home!

Wrigleyville / Lake View

Boundaries

Wrigleyville: Halsted, Ashland, Roscoe, and Byron | Lake View: Diversey, Irving Park, Damen, and Lake Michigan

Description

Go Cubs! From your apartment in the heart of hot Wrigleyville or at the north end of lovely Lake View, fall out of bed on a summer day and stroll a couple of blocks to Wrigley Field for a game. After the win, hit the Cubby Bear or other watering holes or restaurants on Clark Street. Shop till you drop on Clark and Diversey. Walk or ride a bike to the beach. Get a movie fix at the glorious Music Box movie palace, take in live music at the Vic Theater, browse the coffeehouses, pubs and eclectic stores on Southport Avenue, Addison and Sheffield. Experience a broad range of people, restaurants and churches. Walk amid trees and view details of classic Chicago architecture. If you must fit in work around all this play, grab a near-by CTA “L” (elevated) train from stations at Irving Park or Addison or hop on one of the many CTA buses that run along Addison and Irving park and head downtown to the Loop. And don’t forget: street parking is actually possible in the north Lake View area!