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Old 01-18-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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Hi all!

After help from this forum earlier... I decided Bucktown it is for me and hubby in the spring! So... here is my question. Where should I aim to be in the neighborhood intersection wise? We need to be close to the Blue Line for me to get downtown... but near the Kennedy for hubby's commute.

I would also like to be in walking distance of shops and restaurants as well. We also have a small dog, so need to be in a good area for walking her also.

Thanks for any feedback/insight! We are so excited!!
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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The six corners intersection at North/Damen/Milwaukee is really the center of the Wicker Park/Bucktown area. North of North Ave. (or Bloomingdale depending on who you ask) is Bucktown and south is Wicker Park. Bucktown also has a nice strip of some shops and restaurants along Armitage and Wicker Park has some great bars along Division St.

The neighborhood begins to deteriorate in both safety and walkability as you head west. I'd have no qualms living at Armitage and Western, but farther south at Division and Western (in Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village) is definitely sketchier.

The area that probably best meets your criteria of close to the el, close to the Kennedy and walkable is the area directly surrounding six corners. Wicker Park, the park, is a great place to walk your dog and also has a small off-leash area. They also have a cute little farmer's market during the warm months on Saturday.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hi all!

After help from this forum earlier... I decided Bucktown it is for me and hubby in the spring! So... here is my question. Where should I aim to be in the neighborhood intersection wise? We need to be close to the Blue Line for me to get downtown... but near the Kennedy for hubby's commute.

I would also like to be in walking distance of shops and restaurants as well. We also have a small dog, so need to be in a good area for walking her also.

Thanks for any feedback/insight! We are so excited!!
I would focus on North/Milwaukee/Damen, I think that is good advice.

Personally, I also like the area around Damen and Division and Damen and Armitage. I guess I don't think you can go wrong if you are on/near Damen; I think it is nice for the entire length of Bucktown and Wicker Park.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Humboldt Park, Chicago
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The area around cortland and damen and thereabouts seems pretty cool.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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The neighborhood begins to deteriorate in both safety and walkability as you head west. I'd have no qualms living at Armitage and Western, but farther south at Division and Western (in Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village) is definitely sketchier.
You mean Wicker Park slash Ukrainian Village slash Humboldt Park. The Humboldt Park part is the reason for the sketchiness.
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