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Living in Bucktown Chicago

Bucktown is the 28th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 17,368 residents.

Bucktown has excellent public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Wicker Park, Lathrop Homes, West De Paul, Sheffield Neighbors, East Ukrainian Village, Ukrainian Village and Noble Square.

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Walk Score of Bucktown, Chicago, IL

Bucktown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Holstein Park

Photo of Senior Citizens Memorial Park in Bucktown, Chicago

Senior Citizens Memorial Park

Daily errands do not require a car in Bucktown Chicago.

Bucktown is the 28th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 90.

Find apartments in Chicago's most walkable neighborhoods: Near North, Printers Row and Gold Coast.

Bucktown Chicago Apartments for Rent

Bucktown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Bucktown to other Chicago neighborhoods.




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26 Lake View 90 78 74 51,713
27 Lake View East 90 81 78 37,695
28 Bucktown 90 73 82 17,368
29 Dearborn Park 89 96 75 3,470
30 Magnolia Glen 89 74 68 3,289

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 335 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Bucktown.

People in Bucktown can walk to an average of 19 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Silver Cloud Bar & Grill in Bucktown, Chicago

Silver Cloud Bar & Grill

Photo of Gallery Cabaret in Bucktown, Chicago

Gallery Cabaret

Restaurant Choices Map

= More Choices

thumbnail for Margie's CandiesBucktown - the Beatles ate here back in the 60's. This place is known for having the best banana split in Chicago

Paul Taneja
on Margie's Candies

Transit Score of Bucktown, Chicago, IL

Bucktown has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find Bucktown Chicago apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Bucktown has excellent public transportation and about 9 bus, 2 rail and 1 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Bucktown on public transit.

icon for car shares in Bucktown

Bucktown has about 14 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, I-GO and Getaround.

Bike Score of Bucktown, Chicago, IL

Bucktown is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.


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Crime in Bucktown

= Lowest Crime

Bucktown has less personal crime and more property crime per person than the Chicago average.

Bucktown Crime Rate

Compared to all Chicago neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Bucktown Chicago?



Photo of Walgreens Store in Bucktown, Chicago

Walgreens Store

Photo of Red Flame Pizza in Bucktown, Chicago

Red Flame Pizza

thumbnail for Silver Cloud Bar & GrillBucktown - Possibly the best grilled cheese in the city.

Paul Taneja
on Silver Cloud Bar & Grill

thumbnail for Gallery CabaretBucktown - Considered to have the greatest open mic night in Chicago. Smashing Pumpkins performed here loooong ago

Paul Taneja
on Gallery Cabaret

Bucktown is Talking About...

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