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Bucktown

Bucktown is a vibrant and trendy neighborhood located on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. The area is known for its diverse population, artistic community, and hip shops and restaurants. It was originally settled by Polish immigrants and later became home to many working-class families. In recent years, Bucktown has undergone significant gentrification, leading to the development of modern luxury apartments and townhomes. The neighborhood also boasts several green spaces, including the 606 Trail and the sprawling Humboldt Park. Bucktown, Chicago is bounded by the North Branch of the Chicago River to the east, Western Avenue to the west, Fullerton Avenue to the south, and Bloomingdale Avenue to the north. 

Bucktown, Chicago Real Estate

Bucktown is known for its trendy and vibrant real estate scene, with a mix of historic and modern buildings. The neighborhood’s real estate market consists mainly of renovated single-family homes, vintage condominiums, and newer luxury apartments. The median home value in Bucktown is higher than the Chicago average, reflecting the desirability of the neighborhood. Bucktown has seen significant gentrification over the years, resulting in higher property values and an influx of new businesses and residents.

Bucktown, Chicago Neighborhood History

Bucktown is a neighborhood located on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. Its history dates back to the early 19th century, when the area was mostly farmland. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the neighborhood experienced significant growth as a result of the development of streetcar lines and the construction of the Milwaukee Avenue elevated train line. Bucktown was largely a working-class neighborhood until the 1980s, when it began to experience gentrification and an influx of young professionals. Today, Bucktown is known for its trendy shops, restaurants, and nightlife, as well as its historic architecture and tree-lined streets.

Learn more about Bucktown, Chicago:

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce

Bucktown Chicago Neighborhood Guide — Neighborhoods.com

A Wicker Park, Bucktown And West Town Gift Guide — Block Club Chicago

Bucktown CTA Transit Information:

Bucktown Chicago is served by several CTA bus routes and a Blue Line ‘L’ station. The Blue Line Damen station, located at 1558 N. Damen Ave., provides easy access to downtown Chicago and other neighborhoods. Additionally, several bus routes run through Bucktown, including the #49 Western, #72 North, #73 Armitage, and #56 Milwaukee.

Bucktown, Chicago Local Schools:

Pulaski International School of Chicago

St. Mary of the Angels School

Near North Montessori School

Pritzker College Prep

Josephinum Academy

Some of our Favorite Local Shops and Restaurants:

Lottie’s Pub

Irazu Costa Rican

Coast Sushi Bar

Le Bouchon

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