Bucktown apartments are in high demand these days, as Bucktown has increasingly become a neighborhood of choice for hip Chicagoans. Originally a giant barnyard (where 19th-Century farmers raised their "bucks"), it morphed into a gritty, industrial outpost before artists and others moved in to take advantage of the low rents. Gentrification soon followed. Progressive fashion boutiques, national retailers, sushi restaurants, and fancy ice cream parlors muscled their way into the mix, alongside the offbeat retailers, record stores, bike shops, bars, nightclubs, and quirky eateries.
Over the past twenty years stunning, single-family homes have been built throughout this neighborhood. Bucktown warehouses and manufacturing facilities have been renovated into condominiums and apartments, and new loft-style residences have been erected. Bucktown is rich with young professionals, artists, and families with kids. It is definitely a neighborhood where there is always something to do or someplace to eat.
Bucktown can often be confused with Wicker Park, the equally hip neighborhood to the south. The borders are frequently debated. One way or the other, the commercial center of Bucktown is still the six corner intersection of Milwaukee, Damen, and North Avenues. A blue line el train conveniently stops less than a block away, and the commute into the Loop is very quick.