The charming neighborhood of Lincoln Square includes Budlong Woods, Ravenswood Gardens, Bowmanville, and of course, Lincoln Square itself. Stroll the cobblestone stretch of Lincoln Avenue, where you'll find the perfect combination of cozy small businesses, sidewalk cafes, and plenty of opportunities to grab a drink or a cup of coffee.
Looking for a Chicago-themed gift? Stop into ENJOY, where you'll discover Chicago flag mugs, silly socks, and witty cards for all occasions. Q Brothers and Merz Apothecary has every grooming product imaginable, from organic to luxurious. Stop in at The Book Cellar, where coffee, wine, and books live in harmonious bliss. Pick up the best ingredients for a charcuterie board at Gene's Sausage Shop and Delicatessen. Head further down Lincoln Ave to the historic Davis Theater, built in 1918, to see the most recent blockbuster. In the winter, stop by Giddings Plaza, where the brightly lit holiday tree and snow flurries add to the magic of Lincoln Square.
Real estate in Lincoln Square is a great mix of single family homes, apartments from many years ago, and rehabilitated condos. Those single family homes occupy many corners of tree-lined side streets, where their charming wrap-around porches and gardens "wow" those who walk by. Brick apartment buildings house units with original hardwood flooring and classic finishes, along with two and three-flats... some new, and some old. You'll also find plenty of condos mixed in, and a sprinkling of new construction homes.