Chicago - Bucktown
The local architecture is made up of cottages, converted lofts, new condos, brownstones, two- and three-flats plus the occasional mansion.
"Trendy restaurants and independent shops mingle with classic neighborhood spots and unique artists' galleries in one of Chicago's most established and eclectic west side neighborhoods."
Filled with character and art, Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood lies just north of Wicker Park, between North and Fullerton Avenues, and from the Kennedy Expressway west to Western.
Transportation options include the El, located at North Damen and Milwaukee Avenues, CTA buses on Ashland, Damen, Western and Armitage, and the Kennedy Expressway.
"In addition to the thriving shopping and dining opportunities, Bucktown offers year round activities, highlighted by annual festivals, such as the Wicker Park Fest every July and a number of smaller art and music festivals throughout the neighborhood."
Boasting more artists than any other area in the Midwest, Bucktown's central art district is home to many galleries, the historic Flat Iron Building, and the annual Bucktown Arts Fest every August. Boutiques, cosmopolitan clubs, neighborhood bars, restaurants and several remarkable churches can be found throughout the neighborhood.