In Chicago, West Town refers to the greater West Town community area—one of 77 official subsections of the city—as well as a collective of three smaller neighborhoods. These include Ukrainian Village, East Village and Noble Square. It’s an eclectic grouping where mom and pop cafes are side by side with chef driven eateries. Quaint dessert shops and bakeries satisfy every sweet tooth. And vintage stores, art galleries and thrift shops add all sorts of visual appeal.

West Town and Ukrainian Village at a Glance: 4 Quick Facts

  1. The West Town neighborhoods of Ukrainian Village, East Village and Noble Square include the 60622, 60612 and 60642 zip codes
  2. West Town is one of 77 official community areas in Chicago and Ukrainian Village is part of this greater community area
  3. The central commercial streets in Ukrainian Village are Chicago Avenue (running east/west) and Western Avenue, Damen Avenue and Ashland Avenue (running north/south)
  4. Wards #1, 2, 26 and 27 are among the 50 Chicago wards represented in West Town and the Ukrainian Village area
 Ukrainian Village Street

Ukrainian Village Street


Where to Find It

Ukrainian Village is located on Chicago’s Northwest Side about 15-20 minutes outside the downtown Loop. If you include East Village as part of Ukrainian Village (otherwise known as East Ukrainian Village), the neighborhood's boundaries are Division Street to the north, Chicago Avenue to the south, Western Avenue to the west and Ashland Avenue to the east. The three central neighborhoods that make up West Town — Ukrainian Village, East Village and Noble Square — align in a neat row. Combined together, their boundaries are Division Street to the north and Chicago Avenue to the south, Western Avenue and the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the west and east. The popular neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Humboldt Park hug the borders of Ukrainian Village / West Town.

 Ukrainian Village Chicago Landmark District Map

Ukrainian Village Chicago Landmark District Map


The 3 Most Common Housing Types in Ukrainian Village and West Town

1. Simplex and Duplex Condos

In terms of housing inventory, the West Town neighborhoods have the most options when it comes to condos. One and two bedrooms are offered in a broad price range—depending on size, location and amenities—while larger three and four bedroom condos are less common but offer the most square footage and comfort level. One level apartments (a simplex) and two level apartments (a duplex up or duplex down) are the most common layouts.

Ukrainian Village real estate, both new construction and existing pre-owned, are found in smaller walk-up buildings and townhomes, with some larger buildings that have six to eight units. Some buildings are built new from the ground up, while others are vintage buildings that have completely rehabbed condo units.

These condos are examples of the housing inventory for Ukrainian Village and West Town real estate, which can range in price from $200,000 to over $1M:

  • 2012 W Erie St Apt 1E – of the larger condo options, this four bedroom/three bathroom with three outdoor spaces in Ukrainian Village is a 2,700-square-foot duplex that lives like a single family home in a six-unit building built in 2013 with garage parking
  • 1370 W Walton St Unit 2W – large scale developments like the series of 6-flat buildings in The Walton, being built on a large vacant lot in Noble Square, offer luxury new construction units that are design-forward and also family-friendly
  • 1324 W Huron St Apt 3F – like many large turn-of-the-century buildings, this brick walk-up was converted to condos and now offers eight units which tout bargain pricing and a prime location (Noble Square, bordering River West) over amenities (street parking, basement coin laundry)
  • 500 N Damen Ave Apt 202 – mid-rise boutique elevator buildings can be found in West Town on major thoroughfares, such as this corner four-story building at Damen and Grand Avenue constructed in 2007 with 22 condo units including this entry-priced one bedroom soft loft
  • 852 N Paulina St Unit 2 – this 2002 three-story condo building in Ukrainian Village is typical of the newer constructions with its two bedroom/two bathroom layout and standard amenities such as in-unit laundry, garage parking, stainless steel appliances and contemporary fixtures
  • 1124 N Hoyne Ave Unit 1 – the Chicago greystone, with its distinct limestone facade, is found throughout the city’s historic districts such as this four bedroom/three bath duplex condo in Ukrainian Village, steps from Wicker Park and Division Street
 Ukrainian Village Modern Condos

Ukrainian Village Modern Condos

 

2. Single Family Homes

Outside of businesses along the Chicago Avenue commercial corridor, Ukrainian Village remains a largely residential neighborhood with an abundance of single family home inventory. Choose between new construction and existing pre-owned homes.

Among the new construction in Ukrainian Village, the high-end to luxury price range will afford four to five bedroom homes complete with modern finishes. Among the pre-owned homes on the market, some have been recently updated and are move-in ready while others offer an opportunity for large scale renovation projects to create your own custom home.

Single family homes in Ukrainian Village typically offer quiet tree lined streets, private garage parking and spacious front and/or back yards. Some things to look for with our Ukrainian Village real estate agents are schools, such as the Level 1-rated Mitchell Elementary and Talcott school districts, and extra features such as skyline views.

The inventory of single family homes in Ukrainian Village can range in price $400,000 to over $2M. Browse some examples of the housing types:

  • 2218 W Ohio St – built in 2017, this sleek new construction home in Ukrainian Village features five bedrooms, three full baths and a luxurious custom kitchen across 4,200 square feet and has options for multiple outdoor decks
  • 2223 W Thomas St – some new constructions are gut rehabs such as this five bedroom brick home in Ukrainian Village which enjoys three levels of indoor living space and spacious outdoor living on an oversized 30x125 lot
  • 2133 W Erie St – an example of a brick workers cottage (modest gabled houses that went up all around the city in the late 19th century), this Ukrainian Village single family home was originally built in 1887 and has been completely renovated with all-wood kitchen cabinetry and stainless steel appliances
  • 1828 W Huron St – vintage greystone and brownstone buildings built after the 1870s are common in West Town and this Ukrainian Village single family house maintains the character, history and architectural features on the exterior while providing an updated interior
 Ukrainian Village Single family homes

Ukrainian Village Single family homes

 

3. Multi-Unit Buildings

Because of its proximity to downtown, and because it offers restaurants, grocery shopping and nightlife within walking distance, West Town is an excellent area for an investment property. For multi-unit buildings, Ukrainian Village and East Village have the most to offer. Typically these are two- or three- stories in height and have between two to six units that can provide monthly rental income.

Our Ukrainian Village real estate agents can show you a range of multi-unit investment buildings, such as:

  • 2212 W Iowa St – a typical 3-flat circa 1903 (often a brownstone or greystone like this, rather than wood framed when built after the Great Chicago Fire) that has three modern apartments after a gut rehab added new hardwood flooring, windows, plumbing, electrical and central AC
  • 1761 W Augusta Blvd – like many corner buildings, this is a sizable West Town property that has four recently-renovated units boasting bright light and open floor plans, with a three-car garage as an added feature
  • 2049 W Ohio St – not many vintage row homes remain on Chicago’s Northwest Side but this Ukrainian Village property built in 1888 offers two apartments on two levels, which can be rented as is, fully updated for premium rent or converted to a single family home
 Ukrainian Village Greystone Building

Ukrainian Village Greystone Building


Live & Work: Ukrainian Village and West Town

A variety of transportation options makes West Town a top choice for professionals. Noble Square is easily accessible to downtown (and O’Hare International Airport) via the CTA Blue Line Train at the Chicago station, while East Village and Ukrainian Village are near the Damen station. CTA bus routes and the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) are other convenient options.

 ukrainian village resident on Division Street

ukrainian village resident on Division Street


Location Matters: Ukrainian Village Schools and Parks in West Town

Our West Town real estate agents can point out all the surrounding community landmarks while you tour properties in Ukrainian Village, East Village and Noble Square. Outside the many restaurants, coffee houses, bars, galleries and shops on Chicago Avenue, the neighborhood offers:

 Ukrainian Village Chicago

Ukrainian Village Chicago


 DreamTown Realty

Your Ukrainian Village Real Estate Agent Expert!

Contact me today to make an appointment to sell your home in Ukrainian Village or to schedule a home buyer tour.

Michael Samm | Keller Williams Realty Chicago
312-767-7504 | mike.samm@kw.com