A well-defined eponymous community on Chicago’s North Side is known as Lincoln Square, and it’s one of 77 communities in that segment of the city. Lincoln Square area was given its name by the Chicago City Council in 1925 to honor its namesake, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. A larger-than-life statue of Lincoln was erected in Lincoln Square in 1956. Among the neighborhoods in the area are Bowmanville, Ravenswood, Budlong Woods, and Ravenswood Gardens.
Homes for sale in Lincoln Square will be found within the borders of W. Winnemac Avenue on the north, N. Leavitt Street on the east, W. Leland Ave. to the south, and N. Rockwell Street to the west.
The area was founded in the 1840s by German immigrants, and there remains a prominent German influence in Lincoln Square today. Among the thousand-plus small and medium-sized commercial properties in Lincoln Square are Bavarian-styled bakeries and German restaurants. The young and fashionable are drawn to the trendy cocktail bar scene and hip restaurants, which include a variety of international cuisines. In keeping with the tone of the entire city of Chicago, Lincoln Square also offers arts, music, and crafts.
The population of approximately 44,000 people has the Brown Line of the 'L' for one form of public transportation and several parks in which to enjoy nature. Among the many reasons people seek Lincoln Square homes for sale is that there are many places in which to participate in outdoor activities. In addition to natural parks and playgrounds, there are swimming pools and more.
Several annual events in Lincoln Square are anticipated by visitors and residents each year, including Christmas Tree Lighting in the Square, Ravenswood Run 5K, German-American Fest, the Lincoln Square Fall Apple Fest, Friends of the Grape Wine Festival, and more.
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