Bucktown / Wicker Park:
Within the past decade, Bucktown/Wicker Park has emerged as one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Chicago and one of the trendiest in the country. Located around the six-corner intersection of North, Damen, and Milwaukee, Bucktown/Wicker Park boasts a thriving artist community that hosts the annual Around the Coyote arts festival. But Bucktown/Wicker Park has also grown popular with young urbanites who enjoy the energy and diversity of this North Side neighborhood
.Bucktown Real Estate
and Wicker Park Real Estate
feature a variety of housing styles and price ranges. Condominiums take the form of vintage walk-ups, rustic lofts and new-construction three-flats and mid-rises. Single-family homes range from smaller cottages and bungalows (often prime candidates for tear-downs) to gut-rehabbed greystones and eye-popping multi-million-dollar new construction. The Wicker Park District features a number of historic 19th century mansions that also fetch top dollar.
A Saturday stroll up Damen Avenue takes you past hip cafes, independent bookstores, raucous bars, expensive boutiques, hole-in-the-wall art galleries, yoga studios and peaceful city parks. The neighborhood has become a mecca for shoppers in search of the hottest New York and L.A. fashions, and for foodies in search of a variety of cuisine from French bistro to sushi. Bucktown and Wicker Park are equally adored by tattooed punk rockers and stroller pushing moms, and everyone seems to get along just fine. Another reason to love Bucktown/Wicker Park is its incredibly convenient location. The CTA Blue Line takes residents into the Loop in less than 10 minutes and out to O'Hare Airport in a half-hour. Bucktown/Wicker Park is also right off the Kennedy Expressway for easy access to the city and suburbs.Ukrainian Village:
A residential area that reflects the German, Polish and Ukrainian immigrants who settled on the North Side in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Real Estate in Ukrainian Village
is a neighborhood of solid, Victorian-style homes, workers cottages and tidy redbrick two- and three-flats.
Rehabs and tear-downs abound in Ukrainian Village as young professionals continue to seek out an affordable alternative to Bucktown/Wicker Park
to the north.
In addition to a new generation of residents, the neighborhood has also seen a number of trendy eateries, bars and boutiques pop up along Division Street, Chicago Avenue and Damen Avenue. With trendy Wicker Park nearby, residents also have immediate access to dozens of restaurants, eclectic shops and art galleries. Both the Loop and O'Hare Airport are a quick ride from Ukrainian Village on the CTA's Blue Line.