As 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.
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 and local friendly. Residents also enjoy a unique mix of independent bookstores, shops, bars, galleries and theaters. Meanwhile, upscale retailers have made the neighborhood a designer destination with Damen Avenue emerging as a must-shop destination.
Overlooking the six corners intersection, 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 Walgreens with stunning archways and stained-glass ceilings that embody happy and healthy.
Located a few miles northwest of The Loop, Bucktown has a variety of housing including modern new construction, stately brownstones and loft apartments and condominiums. Getting around couldn’t be easier for homeowners – from walking, running and biking the 606 Trail to riding the CTA’s Blue Line and numerous buses. Drivers appreciate they can hop on the Kennedy Expressway just east of the community for easy access to The Loop and the suburbs.