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.
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.