In no way is Ravenswood considered a lakefront neighborhood. However, it certainly has easy access to Lake Michigan. What we don't realize is how quickly you can get to the lake on a bike. Belmont Harbor is about a 20 minute bike ride from any location in the Ravenswood neighborhood.
This weekend we found ourselves sailing out of Belmont Harbor with some friends. I have sailed out of this harbor several times; twice, chartering boats for client trips. Here's a shot pulling out from our slip.
So, we live in Ravenswood to own a larger home with greater parking options... but still easily ride to the lake for an afternoon of sailing.