Bucktown was named for the large goat population raised in the neighborhood during the 19th century. A melting pot of ethnicity, the area was populated by a Polish working class in the 1830’s, an influx of German immigrants in the mid 19th century (Holstein Park), and a wave of European Jews, Mexican and Puerto Rican peoples. This rich heritage left it’s imprint of European and Latin cultures, especially evident on Milwaukee Avenue. Bucktown has many trendy restaurants and upscale shops appealing to young professionals and real estate developers alike. But remnants of a historic and quainter Bucktown are evident in the hundred-year-old buildings and cobblestone paths. This community claims to have more artists than any other area in the Midwest, including an artist colony called Gallery Point. Bucktown also hosts the Bucktown Arts Fest, attracting over 30,000 visitors to the area every August. The Around the Coyote Festival occurs every September in celebration of the neighborhood’s creative spirit.
Today Bucktown, which runs from Ashland Avenue to Western Avenue and North Avenue to Fullerton Avenue, has a great mix of new and renovated single family, multi-unit homes and new and renovated condos and lofts. Great restaurants, shops and boutiques serve the West Town neighborhoods, and the six corner intersection of Damen, Milwaukee and North Avenues is the hub of West Town commercial district. Chicago City Homes can help buyers find Bucktown homes for sale, and assist sellers in negotiating the best price for their Bucktown real estate. We are committed to providing home buyers and sellers with the guidance needed to successfully close a Bucktown real estate transaction.