Lincoln square is a major transportation and shopping hub of the north Side with convenient public transportation, easy parking and Lincoln Ave running through it. Shopping includes a mixture of independent and one-of-a-kind businesses.
An Old World heritage meets modern charm in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Small stretches throughout the area still maintain its roots such as a traditional German dining hall and a turn-of-the-century, European-style apothecary. Its heritage of German immigrants is still apparent in the inspired architecture and a few of the dining options. Today, it's a wonderful blend of families and professionals, who take pride in their community.
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.
...for dining, there’s an international flair — dig into authentic Mexican, feast on French fare or grab a slice of Neopolitan-goodness at the local pizzeria.
Lincoln Square 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.
But more than old-fashioned shops and cobblestone streets, Lincoln Square is an eclectic enclave that boasts an array of hip restaurants, bars and boutiques. Music, arts and crafts are a focus here and for dining, there’s an international flair — dig into authentic Mexican, feast on French fare or grab a slice of Neopolitan-goodness at the local pizzeria.
Neighborhood gems dot the streets along the commercial heart of Lincoln Square at the intersections of Lawrence, Western and Lincoln Avenues, as well as the Ravenswood corridor — a unique cross-section of industry and creative businesses.