Bucktown is a neighborhood that resides in the east side of the Logan Square community in Chicago. It falls north of Wicker Park and northwest of the Loop. Bucktown's name actually derives from the mass number of goats that called the area home during the 19th century. It falls between Fullterton Avenue to the north, Western Avenue to the west, Bloomingdale Avenue to the south, and the Kennedy Expressway to the east.
Bucktown's architecture is made up of primarily residential buildings. There's a nice mixture of single family dwellings, new construction, and converted loft spaces. The neighborhood's history is predominantly blue collar Polish folk which began to arrive in the early to mid 1800s.
In the 1960s a large Latino population began to fill Bucktown with the likes of Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and even Mexican immigrants. Bucktown has quite a shopping district located on Damen Avenue and spanning from North Avenue to Webster Avenue. The neighborhood is easily accessible by the Blue Line and has multiple stops along the Bloomingdale Trail.