Opinions are strong as to which neighborhood(s) should be called Lincoln Square, but in my opinion, Lincoln Square encompasses the sub-neighborhoods of Ravenswood Manor, Ravenswood Gardens, Bowmanville, Budlong Woods as well as the actual neighborhood of Lincoln Square. The Chicago 77 and its 200 sub-neighborhoods make for a much longer story than I can share here.
The historic heart and soul of the Lincoln Square rests in the ‘square’ formed by Lawrence, Western and Lincoln Avenues. Quite a few of my clients have recently purchased real estate in Lincoln Square and say it is a lot like living in a small town within a big city: bustling streets with local shops, restaurants, and bars are just a mere minute walk from the charming homes that sit on the quiet, tree-lined streets.
What kind of real estate will you find in Lincoln Square? Brick and stone, two and three-flat buildings make up the majority of the landscape. Still, some homes boast expansive porches and sizeable balconies, and a few bungalows can be found along these streets.
Overall, values are up 10% from 10 years ago, though that does not reflect the recent and exploding market of expensive single homes priced well above $1 million. Prices for condos and homes in Lincoln Square range from $50,000 for an entry level, ‘needs work’ condominium to $2.5 million for a custom, extraordinary single family home.
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Real Estate Market Stats
Home Size in Square Feet
|Zillow Home Value Index||$297,300||$202,700|
|Median Single Family Home Value||$503,000||$200,300|
|Median Condo Value||$256,400||$218,100|
|Median 2-Bedroom Home Value||$297,600||$158,700|
|Percent Homes Decreasing||22.4%||17.9%|
|Median List Price Per Sq Ft||$288||$128|
|Median Sale Price||38||225,300|
|Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.)||6.4%||2.9%|
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