Artsy, eclectic, and vibrant enclave

Welcome to Bucktown

A Trendy Urban Oasis with a Bohemian Flair

Bucktown, a dynamic and trendy neighborhood in Chicago, seamlessly blends the charm of historic architecture with a vibrant contemporary lifestyle. Known for its eclectic mix of art, fashion, and food, this neighborhood has become a hotspot for creative minds and urban explorers. Its picturesque streets, adorned with murals and vintage storefronts, tell the story of a community rooted in tradition and boldly forward-thinking.

Bucktown offers a unique urban experience characterized by a lively arts scene, bustling cafes, and an array of boutique shops. The neighborhood is a haven for those who appreciate the finer aspects of city living – from leisurely strolls along tree-lined avenues to evenings spent in cozy, dimly-lit bars. Bucktown is not just a place to live; it's a lifestyle, a community, and a canvas for artistic expression.

What to Love

  • Artistic Community: Thriving with galleries, street art, and The Flatiron Arts Building.
  • Culinary Diversity: Eclectic dining options from Piece Brewery to Irazu Costa Rican Restaurant.
  • Vibrant Nightlife: Trendy bars and clubs like The Violet Hour.
  • Recreational Spaces: The 606 trail and Holstein Park.
  • Unique Shopping Experiences: Boutique shops and local markets.

Local Lifestyle

Bucktown's lifestyle is a vibrant mix of urban chic and neighborhood charm. This community, known for its artistic soul, attracts a diverse crowd – from young professionals to families and artists. Residents take pride in their local businesses and public spaces, fostering a sense of community that's palpable throughout the neighborhood. Weekends in Bucktown might involve browsing through local art galleries, enjoying a craft beer at a nearby brewery, or simply relaxing in one of the many green spaces that dot the area.

Dining and Entertainment

Bucktown's dining scene is a reflection of its eclectic spirit. Piece Brewery serves up award-winning pizzas and craft beer in a lively setting, while Irazu Costa Rican Restaurant & Catering offers a taste of tropical flavors. For those seeking a unique cocktail experience, The Violet Hour presents a speakeasy vibe with its artisanal drinks and intimate atmosphere.

Entertainment in Bucktown is diverse and exciting. The Flatiron Arts Building is a hub for artists and art lovers, housing studios and galleries in a historic setting. For a night out, Royal Palms Chicago offers a playful twist with its shuffleboard courts and lively ambiance. And for a sweet treat, Margie's Candies is a must-visit, serving up classic ice cream sundaes in a nostalgic setting.

Things to Do

Bucktown is home to The 606 - Milwaukee and Leavitt Access Point, an elevated park and trail system that offers a unique urban escape. This trail is perfect for jogging, biking, or a leisurely stroll, providing stunning views of the cityscape.

Holstein Park, another local gem, is a community gathering spot offering a swimming pool, playground, and open spaces for sports and relaxation. The park is a focal point for neighborhood events and activities, fostering a strong sense of community among residents.

Overview for Bucktown, IL

13,063 people live in Bucktown, where the median age is 32 and the average individual income is $90,775. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Bucktown, IL

There's plenty to do around Bucktown, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Soul Full Chicago, Soul Full Chicago, and Fit Silhouette.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.47 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.82 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.85 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.96 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.36 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Bucktown, IL

Bucktown has 6,068 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bucktown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,063 people call Bucktown home. The population density is 19,120.345 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Bucktown, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Bucktown. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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CICS - Bucktown Campus
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Drummond Elementary School
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Pulaski International School of Chicago
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