Lincoln Square - Includes neighborhoods: Bowmanville, Ravenswood & Ravenswood Gardens
Chicago is a city known for its diverse neighborhoods, where a few miles can take you a world away, and Lincoln Square is no different. It is a tapestry of interwoven cultures and one-of-a-kind businesses coming together to make an unforgettable place to shop, eat, visit, live, or work.
Living in Lincoln Square is like being in a small town within the city. Behind the busy avenues lie quiet, tree-lined streets where close-knit residents gather for events year round in the area's parks, churches and public squares. Annual events like the Summer Concert Series, Chicago Folk & Roots music festival and the German-American Fest draw crowds of people from all over the Midwest and beyond to experience Lincoln Square.
Yet the neighborhood is as cosmopolitan as it is down-to-earth, with its rich public art, gourmet restaurants, European-style cafe's, delis and specialty stores. It's not hard to shop locally, because you can get virtually any product or service you need within the neighborhood. A great mix of independent and nationally known stores sell everything from toys to tools, art to armchairs, CDs to cappuccinos. Our businesses owners take great pride in what they do and will most likely be the ones taking care of you when you visit their stores.
Since 1948, business owners in Lincoln Square have united through an independent Chamber of Commerce. Today's Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce works diligently to maintain the vital connections between the community and the businesses that serve it. We provide this website to our members, as well as Lincoln Square's neighbors and visitors, as a guide to the rich tapestry of culture that the area has to offer