The neighborhood of Ravenswood can be found in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
Ravenswood has a character that caters to a fairly diverse group of people. There are many vibrant parts in this area to check out. Even though there are few nearby entertainment venues, there are very often crowds of people around, and finding one of the about 10 bars is very easy since they are generally located very close by. Montrose Avenue in particular offers a wide selection of places to go out at night. The noise levels in Ravenswood are low, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor, however some parts can be quite loud, especially around one of the railway lines. Public green spaces, including Winnemac Park and River Park, are very well-situated and there are a few of them nearby for residents to unwind in, making it very easy to get to them.
In Ravenswood, about one third of buildings are large apartment buildings, and the rest of the houses are mainly small apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes. This neighborhood has quite a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The population residing in this neighborhood is evenly split between owners and renters. Most homes in this part of the city were constructed prior to the 1960s, during its main housing boom.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in this area. Additionally, there are over 100 restaurants and around 30 cafes to enjoy in Ravenswood. It is also convenient to reach a number of clothing stores on foot. With respect to education, in this part of the city, house buyers will almost always be able to reach both primary and secondary schools by walking. Locals have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
Ravenswood is an excellent part of Chicago for environmentally friendly transportation options. Owing to 3 rapid transit stations (Montrose Station, Rockwell Station and Damen Station) on the Brown Line, and a few nearby bus lines, the very good public transit infrastructure makes transit a viable option for many people. However, a car is a somewhat poor transportation option in Ravenswood as it is difficult to park, and nearby highways are not particularly easy to drive to from any location in this area. Physically active people will welcome the very pedestrian-friendly character of Ravenswood; most common errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle, and a variety of businesses are very close by.