About East Ukrainian Village
You know a neighborhood has reached a certain level of cool when it adopts a new name. Such is the case with East Village, the neighborhood formally known as East Ukrainian Village.
Just 10 minutes from the Loop and a few blocks from Wicker Park, the East Village is enjoying a rebirth, attracting a new wave of Chicagoans looking to find affordable homes in an area that is in close proximity to everything they love about the city.
The mostly residential neighborhood is surrounded by a lively commercial area with a variety of eateries and bars. Residents can walk to their favorite shops; take a bus or train to The Loop or nearby neighborhoods; or hop on the expressway.
Housing includes single-family homes, condominiums, two- and three-flat greystones as well as small cottages. To preserve the neighborhood's character, the blocks bounded by Division, Chicago, Hermitage and Damen have been designated a Chicago Landmark District and placed on the National Register of Historic places.
A new wave of transit-oriented developments (TOD) is underway, including a historic art deco church that was saved from destruction and converted into apartments with rooftop decks and amazing views. Locals take advantage of the bike lanes along Milwaukee Avenue as well as multiple CTA bus lines and a Blue Line stop nearby on Division.