Charming residential areas and busy commercial.

Welcome to Ravenswood

Enjoy great breweries and an eclectic personality
Ravenswood is a bustling, fun area of Chicago that boasts both charming residential areas and busy commercial ones. The area features lots of great restaurants and eateries, but breweries are truly where Ravenswood shines. Microbreweries line the streets of Ravenswood, with expert local craft breweries inviting residents and tourists alike in to enjoy their latest creations. The menus usually change out on a seasonal basis at these breweries so that guests will always have the option to enjoy something new - or stick with their familiar favorites.

There's a lot to do outdoors in the Ravenswood area as well, including charming parks and many well-maintained walking trails. Residents of all ages call Ravenswood home, from families with young children to retirees who love the peace that the area provides.

What to Love

  • A mix of family-friendly and urban amenities
  • A lively craft beer scene
  • Great restaurants and boutiques
  • An interesting variety of architecture

Local Lifestyle

Ravenswood is known far and wide as one of Chicago's most interesting, fun neighborhoods. The many breweries and bars in the area mean that there's always something happening, from tasting events to live music performances. Those who love the arts won't be disappointed in Ravenswood either, with a number of art galleries and cultural centers in and around the area. Living in Ravenswood means that residents get to enjoy world-class community amenities, including great schools and beautiful parks.

Dining, Entertainment and Shopping

When it comes to food and drink, Ravenswood shines bright. Ravenswood's famed "Malt Row" hosts many inviting breweries, including the popular Begyle Brewing Company. Enjoy the latest brew or take a tour and learn more about the craft brewing industry. Empirical Brewery is another favorite, an experimental brewery that features a regularly changing menu. Rojo Gusano is where the locals go to enjoy truly great Tex-Mex fare, including tacos, margaritas, and fajitas. For authentic Neopolitan-style thin-crust pizza, head to Spacca Napoli, a rustic space that’s a local favorite.

There are plenty of creative spots for shopping and entertainment in Ravenswood, including Lillstreet Art Center. Here, you'll discover a wide variety of gifts that are handmade by local artisans. You can also choose to make art for yourself by enrolling in any one of the center's sculptures or ceramics classes. No trip to Ravenswood is complete without a visit to Amy's Candy Bar, a fabulous candy shop that serves up signature sea salt caramels, along with a varied assortment of other delightful treats.

Things to Do

Brewery tours and art galleries are plentiful in Ravenswood, but there are great outdoor spaces as well. Winnemac Park is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the Ravenswood area. This beautiful spot features a prairie garden, soccer field, gym, and softball fields. Architectural Artifacts are a must for any visitor to the Ravenswood community, a massive warehouse that houses unique finds and treasures that are curated not just from different areas of the United States - but from Europe and Central America as well. It's easy to spend an afternoon in this beautifully appointed space, whether you are browsing for a great gift or just looking to immerse yourself in the culture of another civilization.

Overview for Ravenswood, IL

34,428 people live in Ravenswood, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $60,457. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36 years

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Around Ravenswood, IL

There's plenty to do around Ravenswood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Consignment Lounge, Zombie Unicorn Comics, and The Laboratory Collective.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.06 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.15 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.09 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.7 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.5 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.71 miles 34 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Ravenswood, IL

Ravenswood has 16,940 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ravenswood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 34,428 people call Ravenswood home. The population density is 23,600.771 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.5 / 49.5%

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Schools in Ravenswood, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Ravenswood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Budlong Elementary School
PreK - 8th
PreK - 8th
No rating available
4th - 12th
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Amundsen High School
9th - 12th
Chappell Elementary School
PreK - 8th
McPherson Elementary School
PreK - 8th
Ravenswood Baptist Christian School
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Queen Of Angels Elementary School
PreK - 8th
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Lycee Francais De Chicago
K - 12th
No rating available
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