Possibly named after the large number of goats (bucks) raised by the Polish immigrants in the 19th century, Bucktown is located west of the Kennedy Expressway to Western Avenue, north of North Avenue and south of Armitage.
Independent and eclectic is what you will find in Bucktown. From hip neighborhood eateries such as The Bristol and Hot Chocolate to trendy hotspots, Bucktown restaurants are some of the best hidden gems in the city. North and Damen streets meet to form a stylish area with sidewalks yearning to be filled with Chicago’s young, hip crowd. Boutiques including: Michelle Tan, Cynthia Rowley, Marc Jacobs Chicago, and SCOOP NYC this is a fashion-forward neighborhood with little cafes and bars peppered between.
Bucktown residents will see one-hundred-year-old buildings, cobblestone paths and remarkable churches.
Cottages have been replaced by refurbished and decked out condominiums – perfect for young adults. Contemporary architecture, vintage buildings and some of the best Chicago condos for sale are located right here in Bucktown. The neighborhood is also home to a mix of single family homes and converted loft spaces.
Bucktown is just a little over three miles northwest of the Loop with easy access to the CTA Blue Line.