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 hip Wicker Park, the East Village is enjoying a rebirth, attracting a new wave of Chicagoans looking to find affordable homes in quiet yet convenient neighborhoods near everything they love about the city.
The mostly residential neighborhood is surrounded with a lively commercial area with a variety of culinary options 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. Theaters, museums, galleries, eateries and Wicker Park hotspots beckon.
Area high school students attend Chicago Public Schools’ Wells Community Academy High School.
Homes here include single-family homes, condominiums, two- and three-flat greystones as well as small cottages. With the neighborhood’s popularity have come some teardowns. To protect against further development and preserve its character, blocks bounded by Division and 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 trendy apartments with rooftop decks and amazing views. The TOD apartments include more parking spots for bikes than cars by design. Who needs a car when you have plenty of bike lanes along Milwaukee Avenue as well as multiple CTA bus lines and a Blue Line stop nearby at Division.