Ukrainian Village

The charming tree-lined streets of Ukrainian Village radiate with city life.

Welcome to Ukrainian Village

Where old-world architecture meets urban sophistication
Settled within Chicago’s West Town, the charming tree-lined streets of Ukrainian Village radiate with city life, while maintaining the relaxed ambiance for which it earned its appeal. A multicultural haven teeming with ethnic restaurants and quaint shops set into the vintage red brick buildings sprawled across its main commercial and entertainment strip, Ukrainian Village is a great option for people seeking the charm of history interspersed with modern city living.
Originally made up of farmlands, this neighborhood emerged as a hub for Ukrainian life in the early 20th century, boasting its own churches, banks, a museum, cultural center, and local businesses among others. Its impressive residential structures epitomize architectural finesse and heritage, while neighborhood parties and festivals are a statement of how deep the community spirit runs. With a quick commute to downtown, lush parks, and incredible amenities all lying within walkable distance of homes, Ukrainian Village is easily accessible and offers residents the ultimate convenience.

What to Love

  • Old world charm with modern conveniences
  • Easily walkable to restaurants and grocery stores
  • Dog friendly, a multicultural haven
  • Rich cultural events and celebrations 

Local Lifestyle

Embracing lots of families and young professionals, Ukrainian Village spoils you with convenience, architectural splendor, and a pleasant environment. Neighbors are united in their heartfelt love for the community, giving Ukrainian Village the feel of a smaller town. You’ll experience great cuisine in its multiethnic restaurants, an excellent display of arts and culture as well as the vibrant, year-round festivities to wrap yourself in.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

For Ukie Village locals, Chicago avenue is the ultimate retail hub—buzzing with a slew of restaurants and local shops, grocers, and boutiques set into the charming red brick buildings characteristic of this urban haven. Looking for blankets and wool socks handmade and imported from Ukraine itself, pop into Delta Gift shop. Want to revamp your old wardrobe? There’s no better place to start than at TWENTYFORTYEIGHT, a veteran-owned boutique offering a curated selection of fine clothing and accessories made by local and emerging brands. Mariano’s is where everyone goes for groceries and you certainly want to grab a hookah and fine cigars from The Smoke Hut Rebirth.
Experience the taste of Ukrainian food in the art-filled dining space at Tryzub Kitchen, offering a menu of dumplings, pierogi, cabbage rolls, and chicken paprikash paired with excellent drinks. Funkenhausen is a sleek, beer-hall-style restaurant bathed in a warm, intimate ambiance while serving customers German classics with a Southern spin. You might want to order a bowl of salad or pretzel bites and chicken schnitzel washed down with a refreshing cocktail. Dive into Roots Handmade Pizza for thin, matted crust pies and an all-Midwestern beer selection in a laid-back setting, where there's an option to build your own pizza or have dessert and special treats.

Things to Do

If anything, this trendy West Side neighborhood is teeming with great activities to lose yourself in! Dance away with friends, family, or random festival-goers in a celebration of Ukrainian culture and tradition at the annual Ukrainian Fest, spanning a period of two days with lots of music, food galore, and fun activities!
For a deep taste of Ukrainian history blended with Chicago’s cultural tapestry, pay a visit to the Ukrainian National Museum and explore East European culture like never before, from narrative art to unique artifacts and collections, dresses, and wonderful crafts, you’ll be in awe of the beauty that abounds here. Come browse vintage vinyl at Beat Swap Meet, and bring your kids to Humboldt Park for a picnic near the lagoon, a stroll along the beach, and beautiful pictures in the garden.


Ukrainian Village is served by the City of Chicago School District, home to some of Illinois’ most prestigious academic institutions. Some of the neighborhood’s coveted schools include:
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