4301-09 N. Winchester
4301 N. Winchester, Chicago, IL 60609
Stunning 37 unit, vintage courtyard building – technically located in the vibrant North Center/St. Ben’s neighborhood, the building is a stone’s throw away from Montrose Ave., the southern border of Ravenswood, yet another fabulous neighborhood in Chicago.
Ravenswood is located from Ravenswood Avenue west to the Chicago River, between Montrose and Bryn Mawr Avenues.
Ravenswood history began in 1837 when a Swiss immigrant came to Chicago and bought 100 acres of land to farm. Scandinavians, Germans and Irish first settled Ravenswood. The rural, wooded village of Ravenswood was annexed by the city in 1889. Poet Carl Sandburg who was inspired to describe Chicago as the “City of Big Shoulders”, lived in Ravenswood on Hermitage Avenue.
Ravenswood is one of Chicago’s first planned neighborhoods, popular for its Victorian and Prairie School homes, brick row houses and wide lots. It is combination of grand old homes in residential areas and industrial warehouses along the railway tracks. Ravenswood also offers a great selection of well-maintained, renovated, spacious vintage apartments at reasonable rental rates, many in smaller courtyard buildings.
St. Ben’s/North Center
St. Ben’s is a neighborhood located between Addison Avenue and Irving Park Road and west from Damen to Western Avenues. It’s just northwest of Wrigley Field and north of Roscoe Village. This north-side neighborhood has been recognized as one of the best by Chicago Magazine. St. Ben’s is a typical Chicago neighborhood with mainly two-flat walkups on clean, quiet tree-lined streets. The peaceful, family-oriented neighborhood has nice gardens, a lot of trees, and at night the streets are quiet. It’s close enough for a long walk to Wrigley Field.
North Center is a large community with many comfortable and convenient neighborhoods that are just a mile or so from the lakefront and an easy commute to downtown. Surrounded by Diversey (2800 N), Ravenswood (1800 W), Montrose (4400 N) and the Chicago River, the neighborhoods in North Center tend to have large parks and tree-lined streets, plus all the amenities that make city life satisfying. North Center’s pocket neighborhoods have their own distinct character with shopping areas that feature charming boutiques, delis, bakeries and coffee shops. Its neighborhoods include St. Ben’s, Roscoe Village and West Lakeview. The geographic center of the community is the 6-corner intersection of Lincoln Avenue, Irving Park Road and Damen Avenue. It’s an area that is proud of its families and has both good schools and economic stability. The community has an abundance of small businesses that keep it an active, vibrant area during day. For entertainment, residents can choose from a large selection excellent restaurants, pubs, summer festivals, music venues, bowling alleys, and theaters.