Bucktown Real Estate

bucktown-chicago-ilLocated just a few miles northwest of Chicago’s Loop, Bucktown has become one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Chicago and as a result, home to some of the most desired real estate in the city.

Over the past decade, the community has rapidly expanded its acclaimed shopping and dining scene, attracting residents and tourists alike. Local shops have survived, thankfully, and co-exist with national big name retailers like Lululemon, Club Monaco and Joie. Restaurants are local and hip.

Bucktown real estate includes a diverse mix of older single-family homes, modern homes, new construction and converted industrial loft spaces. New construction flourished as Bucktown became boomtown through most of the 2000s. Most of the new condo developments and townhouses have a distinctly modern design, and new construction houses range from classic brick walk-ups to over the top estates priced at $4million +, a new price point for this neighborhood.

Bucktown’s trendsetter status makes for some swanky amenities and features, including a number of LEED certified houses. The facades of former bakeries and bars hide the gorgeous interiors of beautiful single family homes and courtyards with ponds and water features. Bucktown is a wonderful place to live for just about anyone – from young professionals, to families, to retirees.

For information on real estate close to Bucktown see these links below

Lincoln Park | Humboldt Park | Logan Square | Wicker Park


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Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $409,000

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $409,000 $200,400
Median Single Family Home Value $868,400 $198,500
Median Condo Value $362,700 $215,000
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $395,800 $157,300
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $560,900 $194,000
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $991,500 $317,600
Percent Homes Decreasing 13.1% 16.4%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $358 $127
Median Sale Price 191 2,615,874
Property Tax $4,919 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 6.2% 2.8%
1-Yr. Change 5.3% 7.4%

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Q: There are so many neighborhoods to choose from, how do I know which neighborhood is best for me?
A: I suggest to clients that they make a list of what they want their day to day life to look like. That list might include things like: easy access to public transportation; ½ mile from the the lake; tree-lined streets with mostly single family homes; close to bars and restaurants; top level public elementary school; trendy, up and coming… start big, winnow down and prioritize. I also suggest that clients look at a few places in several neighborhoods to get an understanding of what each neighborhood offers. It’s all about options, choices and priorities.
If you’d like to know more about Bucktown or scope out other neighborhoods in Chicago with a top buyer’s agent, let’s chat! You can also scroll down to see current Bucktown real estate listings. I look forward to hearing from you! Let’s find your dream home, shall we?
Q: Should I work with a real estate agent?
A: Yes, there are several benefits to working with a real estate agent, especially an experienced top drawer agent. Not only will she be able to give you an accurate value assessment for the property you fall in love with, you’ll likely get a better deal if she is a bear in negotiations. And your agent will advocate for your best interests throughout the transaction. You may also get access to properties not yet actively listed – which is especially important in a hot real estate market such as Chicago! Additionally, when working with an agent, you don’t just get access to her expertise – you get access to her entire network of advisors, lenders, contractors, and more.
Looking to sell your home in Bucktown? Call me to talk about how the #1 brokerage firm in Chicago, and one of its top listing agents (me!), can help you stage, price, market and sell your home for maximum value. It's never too soon to begin; preparation to list time can range from 14 to 120+ days, depending on how many closets there are to purge.
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