Ravenswood, Chicago

human settlement in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
A Chicago "L" train passes through Ravenswood with the tower of the former J.C. Deagan Company factory in the background

Ravenswood is a neighborhood located on the North Side of the city of Chicago, Illinois. It is in Lincoln Square, one of the 77 well-defined Chicago community areas. Ravenswood was founded in 1868 as a woodland area. The woods supported a population of ravens.[1]

Ravenswood is known for its courtyard-style residential buildings. Once considered an "up and coming" neighborhood, Ravenswood has seen its real estate values skyrocket since the 1990s.

Many notable politicians live in Ravenswood such as Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Governor Rod Blagojevich.


  1. "Ravenswood one of the first subdivisions: Took name from forest and birds in it". Chicago Daily Tribune. 6 October 1929. |access-date= requires |url= (help)