Wondering how green space affects the value of your home? I recently attended the 23rd Anniversary celebration of the Greening of Ravenswood, an initiative of Alderman Schulter, that benefits home owners in the Lincoln Square, Andersonville, and North Center neighborhoods in Chicago. The celebration honors individuals, businesses and organizations for their commitment to keep the communities beautiful. Cathy Kartheiser, principal of Coonley School was honored for extensive greening of the school grounds over several years.
Greening in Ravenswood started years ago with landscaping and flower beds along blighted railroad tracks. Soon home owners in west Lincoln Square will love the view as they look out of their homes and walk the neighborhood to see the new streets, sidewalks, storefronts, flowers, and benches on Lawrence Avenue between Western and Ashland.
Greening of Ravenswood supports green education and beautification in the community, landscaping projects, community gardens and scholarships for youth, in the Ravenswood, Lincoln Square, and Northcenter Chicagoland communities since 1987. Research indicates that improvements such as green space, flowers, and trees have a significant effect on real estate values in Lincoln Square, Andersonville and Northcenter neighborhoods in Chicago.
Maggie Finegan, Move with Maggie Team