Bucktown is in Logan Square, one of Chicago's 77 communities, and the neighborhood is the eastern-most real estate in Logan Square. N Western Ave. to the west, W Bloomingdale Ave. to the south, and the North Branch Chicago River to the east and up to N Western to the north define Bucktown. The area is also just north of Wicker Park, with these two neighborhoods being practically synonymous. There is easy access to travel by automobile because I-90 and I-94, part of the Kennedy Expressway, run through the middle of Bucktown. However, the primary through street in Bucktown is widely considered to be N Damen Avenue.
Houses for sale in Bucktown offer the benefit of convenient foot travel to popular dining, shopping, and entertainment spots. Because Bucktown is known for being a James Beard Award-winning dining hotspot, food connoisseurs frequent the neighborhood. A remarkable blend of boutique and vintage independently-owned shops is found Along Damen Avenue and N Milwaukee Ave., with fashions for men and women. Major retail shops are found on the same blocks, providing shopping satisfaction for diverse crowds.
Bucktown houses for sale are often quickly snatched up among those who appreciate that a personal vehicle is unnecessary to get around. Public transport is amply available. There is generous access to many bus lanes, and bicyclists have the benefit of easy routes, as well.
The story of four street names in Bucktown provides a glimpse of the area’s history. The large population of early Polish settlers named many of the neighborhood streets, including Leipzig, Pulaski, Sobieski, and Kosciusko. Between 1895 and 1913, a growing German contingent in Bucktown used political influence to change the Polish street names to Holstein, Berlin, Frankfort, and Hamburg, which clearly have Teutonic distinction. Within a few decades, World War I brought Anti-German sentiment, leading to street name changes that have stuck, including Palmer, Charleston, Shakespeare, and McLean.
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