As an artists’ community, nightlife hotspot, foodie destination and shopping mecca, Bucktown is undisputedly one of Chicago’s trendiest neighborhoods. Bucktown’s restaurant scene is diverse, local friendly and foodie worthy. Residents also enjoy a uniquely quirky mix of independent bookstores, shops, bars, galleries and theaters. Meanwhile, upscale retailers have made the neighborhood a designer destination. Damen Avenue has emerged as a must-shop destination for visitors and residents alike.
HistoryAs the story goes, Bucktown was named after the goats that roamed there once upon a time. Another one of Chicago’s fabled goat tales? We can’t say for sure. What we do know is this: The once-working class neighborhood has had an incredible evolution.
Popular LandmarksThe dividing lines between Bucktown and Wicker Park are often blurred, as the two neighborhoods share a lot in common: they both have an appreciation for historic buildings and modern living.
Overlooking the six corners intersection at the center of the neighborhoods, a stunning Art Deco skyscraper is now a modern boutique hotel with a rooftop bar and amazing views. A stately historic bank building on the corner is now home to a drug store with stunning archways and stained-glass ceilings that embody happy and healthy.
Located a few miles northwest of the Loop, the neighborhood has a variety of housing – from stately brownstones and two-flats with yards to converted loft apartments, modern new construction and condominiums.