Ravenswood is an up and coming neighborhood in Chicago's North Side. It is part of the Lincoln Square community area and contains the historic and commercially zoned Lincoln Square district as well as Ravenswood Gardens. Apartments for rent are reasonably priced, consisting mostly of single-family homes. Median household income was $57,749 in 2010 and a great two-bedroom apartment can easily be found for less than $2,000 per month.
Ravenswood began as one of the first Chicago suburbs in 1868 when the Ravenswood Land Company, a group of businessmen and developers, purchased 194 acres of farm and wooded land. The company then made a deal with the Chicago and North Western Railroads to build a new stop there. The acres were split into large lots, which the generally wealthy passengers of rail transportation at the time found to be of good value. In 1889 it was annexed to Chicago as part of the Lakeview subdivision. In 1907 The L train's service extended its…
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