Welcome to Bucktown / Wicker Park
Conveniently located North Chicago communities that exude historic Midwestern charm
Intersected by the Kennedy Expressway, Bucktown and Wicker Park are two exceptionally convenient locales. Situated about five miles northwest of Downtown Chicago, residents of these neighborhoods have access to a full range of big-city amenities. Whether you want to spend the day at Navy Pier, Millennium Park, or at one of the neighborhood’s outstanding establishments, you’re always close to the action.
Homes in both Bucktown and Wicker Park have a nostalgic Midwestern vibe that is only found in select cities. Redbrick and white stone facades paint an image of what these neighborhoods looked like back in the 1910s through the 1950s. Those who genuinely appreciate the hard work that went into building these communities will love owning a piece of Chicago history.
What to Love
- Convenient location
- Historic residential buildings
- Shopping and dining along Milwaukee Avenue
- Minutes from Downtown Chicago
Bucktown and Wicker Park offer an abundance of parks and conveniences to their residents. On top of being so close to the many employers and attractions found in Downtown Chicago, locals also have establishments to call their own. Each neighborhood features an impressive collection of restaurants, parks, bars, cafes, and stores. Living right next to North Avenue and the Kennedy Expressway also makes travel far easier (when compared to surrounding communities).
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Experience both Wicker Park and Bucktown like a true local by getting out and about in each neighborhood. Explore the many bars, cafes, shops, and restaurants that residents get to enjoy every day of the week.
Bucktown’s hottest spot for shopping and dining can be found along (and just off of) Damen Avenue. Menus spanning every kind of global cuisine can be found on this road. Locals' dining spots include Etta, Le Bouchon, Club Lucky, Small Cheval, Piece Brewery and Pizzeria, and The Chop Shop.
Shifting over to Wicker Park, there are many more shopping and dining establishments to frequent. Both Milwaukee Avenue and Division Street are jam-packed with an impeccable selection of trendy eateries and entertainment. Locals highly recommend stopping Enjoy local eats at Big Star, Mott St, Piece Brewery and Pizzeria, Dove’s Luncheonette, Antique Taco, and Craft Pizza.
Things to Do
While Wicker Park and Bucktown are well-known for their exceptional restaurant and shopping scene, there’s so much more to explore. Within the area, and minutes away, residents have access to every kind of entertainment and leisure experience available.
Between the two communities, there are several city parks and trails that provide premium amenities. Holstein Park (which features sports fields and swimming), Churchill Park, Senior Citizens Memorial Playlot Park, Pulaski (Casimer) Park, and Wicker (Charles, Joel) Park all make fantastic spots to relax.