Located on Chicago's North Side, Ravenswood is an old German neighborhood that has become very popular with younger couples looking to raise their family in an urban environment. It has also become popular with singles who are looking to enjoy the nightlife on the Lincoln Ave. entertainment zone. While prices in Ravenswood have been steadily climbing, houses here are still considered reasonable. There are several pet stores in the area along with several parks that are dog-friendly for you to check out. One of the biggest attractions the area has to offer is an exciting selection of cultural cuisines for you to choose from. Of course, German cuisine is still well-represented, but you can also find a variety of Mexican and Italian restaurants to check out. In the Ravenswood historic district, there is a wealth of 100-year old houses, including Victorian mansions. Mayor Rahm Emanuel also calls Ravenswood home.
Just because the terrain is as flat as a pancake in Ravenswood, this doesn’t mean that you and Lucky won't be able to enjoy going for long, relaxing walks together. The majority of the streets are lined with sidewalks. To make your walks more enjoyable, there are hundreds of shady trees running along the sides of each road. These make excellent places for you and Lucky to cool off in the middle of a hot summer day. In most cases, there are plenty of grass islands for him to do his business on. Just be sure you clean up after him, or the neighbors might get upset. For an extra-special day trip, you can pack everyone up in the car with a picnic lunch and head over to Montrose Beach for a little fun in the sun. Most dogs love the water and Lake Michigan is a beautiful place for everyone to play.
Like most upscale areas of Chicago, there is a shortage of green spaces for you to take Lucky to. But thankfully, there are a few small areas along with two parks: Welles Park and Uptown, both of which are dog-friendly. If you want to drive a little way up north, Winnemac Park Playground is a large green space with a dog park and plenty of trails to wander around on. Down at the southwestern corner of Ravenswood lies Welles Par, a large green area that is dog-friendly and hosts numerous concerts on the concert stage. There is also an indoor pool and fitness center for you to enjoy when you leave Lucky at home. There are countless other parks and green spaces in the area for you and Lucky to check out or you could head over to the beach and enjoy 6 miles of green space with hiking trails and shady spots together.