Northwest Side

Best For: Young Families, Foodies

About Bucktown

Bucktown can often feel like a suburb in the city with it’s rows of single family homes and boutique shops. This makes it ideal for young families but Bucktown also offers lots of affordable rentals at rates cheaper than those in the North Side.

Located on the city’s northwest side, the neighborhoods offers an easy commute downtown with access to the Blue Line and highway as well as numerous bus lines. Damen avenue, the main thoroughfare features numerous bars and restaurants across the price spectrum, making it just as easy to grab a Starbucks or a High Life.

Bucktown homes often sell for more than a million dollars, but there are many affordable condo choices. Homes range from new builds to historic, character-filled charmers with new condos going up along many of the streets.

Additional Resources

Living in Bucktown

Learn more about schools, local reviews, safety, commuting, demographics, and developments.

Living in Bucktown

See what it's like to live in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

Bucktown Chicago - Curbed Chicago

Every aspect of living in Chicago, for people who care about their city, their streets, and their homes.

Eating in Bucktown

Where are the best and hottest new restaurants?

Bucktown Chicago - Eater Chicago

Food news and dining guides for Chicago.

The 10 Best Places near Bucktown, Chicago, IL - Yelp

Browsing all of Bucktown, Chicago, IL - Irazú Costa Rican Restaurant, Ipsento, En Hakkore, The Bristol, Owen & Engine, Coast Sushi Bar, La Cocina Boricua de la Familia Galarza, Margie's Candies, The Map Room, Toast