South East Ravenswood is a small neighborhood in the Ravenswood community of Chicago. For decades, it was considered an up-and-coming area, but in recent years, the price of the homes has skyrocketed. The majority of the households are single-family, but you can also find apartments and row housing. For those who prefer to get out and enjoy a little nightlife, there are many different bars and Irish pubs to sample, sports bars, and with several high-end lounges. Restaurants abound with everything from old to new cuisine. Within the bounds of the community, there are numerous retail businesses, most of which are along N. Ravenswood Ave.
Summers in the area are typically nice with temperatures hovering in the 80s and the occasional rain storm. Winters here are for the brave with lake effect winds howling through and temperatures can be below zero for days on end. When you couple that with the snow, staying inside might be a much better option.
The terrain here is your typical suburban mix of streets, sidewalks, and backyards. The only saving grace is that there are plenty of blocks for you and Sunny to take a walk on. Keep in mind that they, just like you, will get bored if you start going around the same blocks day in and day out. It's a little like your commute to work. How long did it take before you became bored with the commute?
It's really not hard to make your walks a little more exciting. All you have to do is change your routes on a regular basis and every day if possible. You can also take Sunny to Chase Park or the Graceland Cemetery for a change of terrain and scenery. The cemetery has trails running all through it that many of the locals use for their daily walks. However, be sure you pack bags with you to clean up afterwards.
In Southeast Ravenswood, there must not have been much room for green space as they built the neighborhood. Beyond backyards, there aren’t any green spaces within the bounds of the community. You may have to leave, but you don’t have far to go to find a little green to walk through as there are two cemeteries within walking distance. Both of these cemeteries have plenty of paved paths for you and Sunny to hike around on.
If you cruise over to the lakeside, there is a long series of parks, green areas, and beaches to explore. The parks are all joined together by miles of trails.
Drive a little further north and you will come across the Edgewater Dog Park. The fenced in area covers 15,000 square feet and is the perfect place to let Sunny off the leash so they can run around with the other dogs while you relax on a bench in the shade.