Lincoln Square Real Estate

lincoln_square_chicago-450x300There is much, much more to Lincoln Square than beautiful real estate! If music, food, shopping, cocktails and nostalgia are up your alley, you must visit Lincoln Square.

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.

If you’re searching for a realtor who can help you navigate all that Lincoln Square has to offer, I’d love to help! You can search current Lincoln Square real estate listings below. Give me a ring or shoot me an email, and let’s start searching for that dream home of yours!

For information on real estate close to Lincoln Square see these links below

Andersonville | Ravenswood | North Center | Albany Park


Buying your first home? Click here for great tips and to find out Debra’s answers to the top four most common questions she receives from first time homebuyers.


Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $297,300

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
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
Property Tax $3,913 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 6.4% 2.9%
1-Yr. Change 5% 6.9%

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Q: There are so many neighborhoods to choose from, how do I know which neighborhood is best for me?
A: I suggest to clients that they make a list of what they want their day to day life to look like. That list might include things like: easy access to public transportation; ½ mile from the the lake; tree-lined streets with mostly single family homes; close to bars and restaurants; top level public elementary school; trendy, up and coming… start big, winnow down and prioritize. I also suggest that clients look at a few places in several neighborhoods to get an understanding of what each neighborhood offers. It’s all about options, choices and priorities.
If you’d like to know more about Lincoln Square or scope out other neighborhoods in Chicago with a top buyer’s agent, let’s chat! You can also scroll down to see current Lincoln Square real estate listings. I look forward to hearing from you! Let’s find your dream home, shall we?
Q: Should I work with a real estate agent?
A: Yes, there are several benefits to working with a real estate agent, especially an experienced top drawer agent. Not only will she be able to give you an accurate value assessment for the property you fall in love with, you’ll likely get a better deal if she is a bear in negotiations. And your agent will advocate for your best interests throughout the transaction. You may also get access to properties not yet actively listed – which is especially important in a hot real estate market such as Chicago! Additionally, when working with an agent, you don’t just get access to her expertise – you get access to her entire network of advisors, lenders, contractors, and more.
Looking to sell your home in Lincoln Square? Call me to talk about how the #1 brokerage firm in Chicago, and one of its top listing agents (me!), can help you stage, price, market and sell your home for maximum value. It's never too soon to begin; preparation to list time can range from 14 to 120+ days, depending on how many closets there are to purge.
Call Debra at (312) 307-4909

Listings in Lincoln Square