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Located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois, Lincoln Square is a vibrant community area encompassing several charming neighborhoods. These neighborhoods include Ravenswood, Ravenswood Gardens, Bowmanville, Budlong Woods, and, of course, Lincoln Square itself.

Lincoln Square boasts a diverse range of attractions, making it a unique and bustling community in Chicago. Here are some key highlights:

Rich History: Lincoln Square has a rich history that dates back to the 1840s when German Americans began farming in the area. The Budlong brothers, Lyman and Joseph, established a commercial pickling operation here, laying the foundation for this vibrant community. To honor Abraham Lincoln, the Chicago City Council officially named the area Lincoln Square in 1925, and a statue of Lincoln was erected in 1956.

Community and Business Hub: Lincoln Square is home to over 44,000 residents and more than 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses. It offers easy access through the Brown Line of the 'L.' The neighborhood is bordered by Bryn Mawr and Peterson Avenues to the north, Montrose Avenue to the south, Ravenswood Avenue to the east, and the Chicago River to the west. The housing options here include private residences and small apartment buildings.

Cultural Diversity: While historically known for its strong German influence, Lincoln Square is now a melting pot of cultures. You'll find a wide range of restaurants and shops along Lincoln Avenue, catering to various cultural backgrounds, including Thai influences. Nevertheless, German businesses like Merz Apothecary and Lutz Café & Bakery still thrive here.

Community Events: Lincoln Square is a hub of community events and celebrations. The Apple Fest marks the beginning of fall and brings the community together with vendors selling autumn-themed crafts and delicious apple treats. The Square Roots Festival, held every summer, celebrates the neighborhood's rich musical heritage and German culture with live performances and craft beer.

The community area falls within the 7th Legislative District and the 13th House District in the Illinois General Assembly. Notable representatives include Senator Heather Steans and House Majority Leader Greg Harris. The Chicago City Council is represented by Aldermen Andre Vasquez in the 40th Ward and Matt Martin in the 47th Ward, both elected in 2019.

Lincoln Square is a dynamic and culturally diverse neighborhood with a rich history and a strong sense of community. Whether you're exploring its German heritage or enjoying the various cultural offerings, there's something for everyone in this vibrant part of Chicago.

Square Roots Festival

Held annually by the Old Town School of Folk Music, this festival features live performances by bands, showcasing the rich musical heritage of the area.

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Education in Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square offers a diverse range of educational opportunities, both within the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system and through private and parochial schools.

Public Schools:

The Chicago Public Schools system operates several public schools in the area. These schools have been positively impacted by the GROW47 initiative, spearheaded by Alderman Ameya Pawar, with the aim of enhancing funding for local public education.

Here are some of the notable public schools in Lincoln Square, along with key details:


Amundsen High School serves as the designated CPS high school for the majority of the community area, while a small section falls under the zoning of Mather High School.

Private and Parochial Schools:

In addition to public schools, Lincoln Square also offers options for private and parochial education. Some of the notable institutions include:

  • Adler Schools
  • Lycée Français de Chicago/The French International School
  • North Park Elementary School
  • North Shore Junior Academy
  • Pilgrim Lutheran
  • German International School of Chicago
  • Queen of Angels Elementary School
  • St. Hilary's Elementary School
  • St. Mathias School
  • Waldorf School

These diverse educational institutions cater to various academic preferences, ensuring that families in Lincoln Square have access to quality education for their children.

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