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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Bucktown is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 13,149. Bucktown is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Bucktown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Bucktown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bucktown and residents tend to be liberal.
About Bucktown...
Population
13,149

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$569,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,649
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    279.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    226.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    688.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,075.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    476.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$111,616
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Buck town is a thriving community on the Northwest side of Chicago. Nestled between Wick Parker and Logan Square, Buck town offers a diverse range of restaurants, music venues, shops, parks and theaters to frequent and interact with locals. The 606 trail runs through Buck town where community members can walk with their families, biker can train for upcoming races, and runners can get their exercise in. Buck town is just a short ride from downtown Chicago on the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue line.
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It's been nice ever since I moved here, very pleasant. I feel safe, live closer to places I couldn't walk to before, and it's obvious with the new renovations of the McDonalds, and work being done on the sidewalk, as well as the opening of the Bloodming Dale trail just last year, They're are really trying to improve our neighborhood.
Chicago is all about community. You find neighborhoods that are incredibly tight-knit that have residents who have lived there long and short term. It's a great mesh of people, and easy to call home!