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Bucktown Chicago Real Estate

Often lumped together with its southern neighbor, Wicker Park, Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood is known for dining, art, and hip nightlife. There is a thriving art scene, featuring performance art, theater, and traditional galleries. Bucktown is in the 60647, 60622, and 60614 ZIP codes.

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About Bucktown Real Estate

The real estate in Bucktown features a large number of refurbished vintage homes, many converted into condos. There are newer construction options mixed in, and even the oldest structures often have been retrofitted with skylights and modern amenities. Homes in the Bucktown neighborhood can range between $174,900 and $3.5 million.

Bucktown Neighborhood History

Originally settled by Polish immigrants, the name Bucktown comes from the large number of goats kept by these early residents. The original Polish term for the neighborhood was Kozie Prery (Goat Prairie). By the 1910s, Bucktown was often known as ‘Little Poland’ or the Polish Downtown – even as the makeup was changing away from the uniquely Polish foundation. The demographics swung again after World War II, when as many as 150,000 Poles arrived in the area, settling in a community where they felt most at home.

In the history of the Bucktown neighborhood, many of the streets have been subjected to multiple name changes – from the original Polish names, to more Germanic names, to very English names (during the renaming frenzy of WW I). The neighborhood plugged along without much activity until the 1990s, when it began a rapid transition into one of the hotter areas of the city. Now home to artists, young working singles, and a stylish restaurant scene, Bucktown has come through the years better than ever.

Events, Activities, Lifestyle, and Dining Options In Bucktown

Chicago is a foodie’s dream city, and places like Irazu are why. This cash-only Costa Rican restaurant is known for vegetarian-friendly food & fruit-focused shakes. Joining them is Club Lucky, another, Italian, take on the rising supper-club themed trend. Bucktown is also lucky to have a reside360 favorite, Toppers - this counter-service and delivery pizza chain is absolutely amazing. You simply cannot go wrong ordering the Topperstix and any of the specialty pizzas. At the north end of the neighborhood is >The Bristol, a American gastropub with a reputation for their cocktails. Dor dessert is Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, known for rich desserts & hot chocolate.

Bucktown isn’t just known for food, but also for a nightlfe. There are too many spots to list here, so let’s hit the highlights. Lemmings offers craft beer, pool, and a carved bar. The Map Room is a travel themed bar, with a global beer list and travel books to browse. The name defines the place with The Corner Bar, a traditional cash-only neighborhood bar on a corner.

Bucktown Neighborhood Culture, Shopping, and Lifestyle

Cruising along North Avenue, you come across one of the more interestingly named businesses in the city - Infiniteus Rocks and Juice. A jewelry store with a juice bar. Rocks and juice. For rocks without juice, check out Radiance Fine Jewelry on Damen. Along with the usual services, they offer custom jewelry design.

Art is big in the Bucktown neighborhood too. Galleries in the area offer a range of themes and goals, from the woman-owned and experimental ARC Gallery to the artist-centric (they take no commission from sales) Firecat Projects to the Symbolist focus of Galerie Fledermaus. These are some of the more innovative and unique art galleries in the city, and more than worth the trip.

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