Like many of its Northwest Side neighbors, Bucktown is apt at embracing urban trends and boutique businesses while maintaining the charm of a residential neighborhood. The side streets that comprise Bucktown's residential pockets feature single-family homes, plenty of parks and greenery, and popular neighborhood haunts; the main roads offer shopping and dining options to satisfy every taste. Damen Avenue, which cuts through the heart of the neighborhood, has the highest concentration of bars, eateries, and unique shops, but Armitage Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue also offer plenty of options for dining and nightlife.
This popular neighborhood features both historic vintage homes and sleek modern condos. With a vast network of side streets, single-family homes are especially popular in Bucktown. Condominium developments are also scattered throughout the area, especially around the intersection near Damen, North, and Milwaukee.