Bucktown’s beautiful streets buzz with residential activity and appealing urban vibes.

Welcome to Bucktown

Hotspot for the arts with a hip, outdoorsy charisma
Lying on the eastern end of Logan Square a few miles from downtown, Bucktown’s beautiful streets buzz with residential activity and appealing urban vibes. Its quiet, homey feel, walkable amenities, and a quick commute to Chicago’s CBD through an extensive array of public transportation have endeared the neighborhood to a population of Millenials and young families, distinguishing Bucktown from neighboring areas as a community of the young and hip.
Bucktown has transformed over the years from an immigrant enclave known as “Little Poland” for its predominantly Polish inhabitants to a flourishing haven for artists and musicians looking for affordable rent within easy reach of Downtown’s attractions. From there came the eruption of a real estate boom that filled the area with exquisite million-dollar homes alongside inexpensive rental units, making it one of Chicago’s most sought-after, upscale neighborhoods.
The Bloomington Trail plus an array of green parks imbue Bucktown with an outdoorsy appeal, tons of great stores and restaurants lying within walking distance of the beautiful homes, which come in a stunning range of styles, from converted industrial lofts to mid-century modern mansions, and unassuming six-flats sidling up close with century-old brownstones and stately graystones.

What to Love

  • Easy access to bus lines and O’Hare International Airport
  • Excellent neighborhood schools
  • Perfect shopping and dining spots

Local Lifestyle

Bucktown’s proximity to some of the most expensive neighborhoods in Chicago makes it an easy option for a more affordable West Town community with all the appeal and charm of nearby enclaves. With its trendy ambiance, urban sophistication, and outdoorsy culture, it’s easy to see why many Millennials and Gen-X’ers can’t resist their attraction to Bucktown. Throw in the ease of access to the expressway, walkability to Logan Square, Wicker Park, and every great place in between, and you’ve got yourself an idyllic retreat.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Sprawling with sassy boutiques, deep-dish pizza houses, vintage clothing stores, and quirky gift shops, Bucktown is the perfect destination for food adventures and little shopping sprees! Step through the glassy entrance of Robin Richman to browse stylish accessories and chic apparel or come along with your friends to Virtu for attractive handmade jewelry, artisan ceramics, and glittery bracelets.
Eskell has the perfect collection of home goods, furniture, and curated jewelry pieces to accessorize your outfits while you’ll find cycling gear alongside Bianchi bikes at BFF Bikes. If you’re craving old-school Italian cuisine paired with martinis, Club Lucky is your best bet—a mid-century-themed restaurant embellished with a supper-club setting and lounge, offering a menu of delights including grilled calamari to tortellini and chicken marsala. Start your day with a London fog latte and mini donuts at Ipsento or stop in for their nighttime cocktails after a long day at work. Lottie’s Pub is where locals go for cheeseburgers and tasty chicken wings smeared with buffalo sauce. And you won’t want to miss out on the daily specials at The Map Room which offers an assorted selection of craft, import, and limited-release beers.

Things to Do

Bucktown brims with exciting activities, giving residents a taste of quintessential urban living at its best! Every year, the Bucktown Arts Fest creates a vibrant atmosphere for creatives to showcase their art in all forms and styles for an entire weekend in late August! Stay out all night listening to blues at The Hideout while dancing with your partner, and wake up for a Saturday morning jog along the 606 Trail.
Holstein Park features three acres of green space flecked with ball fields and a swimming pool, a great place to walk your dogs on leash or just soak in the summer sun while enjoying a family picnic. Bring the kids to the playground at Walsh Park on the east end of the 606 Trail where you can also get your bikes out for a friendly race, and come check out handmade art, pottery, and local craft businesses in a celebration of community and creativity at the Renegade Craft Fair.


Bucktown is served by the Chicago Public Schools, home to some of the most acclaimed academic institutions in Illinois. Top educational opportunities include:
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