West Bucktown / East Humboldt Park Real Estate:
Your Guide to Neighborhood Homes for Sale
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East Humboldt Park & West Bucktown at a Glance: 4 Quick Facts
- These two neighborhoods include the 60622 and 60647 zip codes
- Chicago has 77 official community areas and these fall in Logan Square and West Town
- The main commercial streets are Division Street, North Avenue and Armitage Avenue going east/west and Western Avenue and California Avenue going north/south
- Ward #1 and #26 is among the 50 Chicago wards represented in the East Humboldt Park and West Bucktown
Anchored by one of Chicago’s largest parks, East Humboldt Park offers both quiet nature escapes and lively cultural happenings. Independent restaurants, family-owned cafes and colorful murals dot the landscape. West Bucktown, a small corner tucked among Chicago’s Northwest Side neighborhoods, is full of tree-lined streets and lists access to transportation high on its list of conveniences. Both are a blend of old and new, welcome diversity and share a strong community-driven spirit.
Where to Find West Bucktown and East Humboldt Park
East Humboldt Park and West Bucktown are two Northwest Side neighborhoods 20-25 minutes outside the downtown Loop. They are on the edges of Logan Square, Wicker Park and West Town.
Combined together, their boundaries create one long column: Armitage Avenue to the north, Western Avenue to the east, Chicago Avenue to the south and California Avenue to the west. What divides West Bucktown from East Humboldt Park below is North Avenue.
The 3 Most Common Housing Types in East Humboldt Park & West Bucktown
1. Single Family Homes
These two residential neighborhoods are full of single family homes on leafy tree-lined streets. The real estate mix is a combination of new construction and existing pre-owned homes. New construction homes in Chicago lean towards luxury on the high end of the cost range. Custom finishes in the kitchen and bathrooms, thoughtful closet storage options and large master suites are typical. Existing homes on the market up for resale typically fall into two categories, move-in ready or rehab projects that need
cosmetic updates or major renovations.
With single family homes in general, buyers enjoy benefits such as multiple bedrooms, generous living spaces, private garage parking and spacious front and/or back yards. Some features to look for in East Humboldt Park and West Bucktown are lot sizes, finished basements, walkability to public transportation and proximity to parks and schools.
Some examples of the single family home inventory:
- 1709 N Washtenaw Ave - built in 2018, this modern new construction near The 606 in West Bucktown features five bedrooms, a custom kitchen, luxury finishes and 3,700 square feet of space as well as a 2-car garage with a rooftop deck
- 2636 W Crystal St - an updated East Humboldt Park home, this turn of the century building has a layout that is not uncommon in Chicago—each level was originally used as a separate apartment—until the 2-flat was converted to a traditional single family house
- 1518 N Talman Ave - the traditional workers cottage, simple gabled homes built in either brick or wood frame in the late 19th century, have vintage charm and often feature spacious yards and a full basement like this East Humboldt Park single family home
2. Multi-Unit Buildings
Buyers looking for a real estate investment in West Bucktown and East Humboldt Park will find a range of multi-unit investment buildings in this area. Usually with two to four units, larger buildings offer the option to live in one owner-occupied apartment and rent out the others, or use all apartments as rentals as an income property.
Examples of multi-unit investment buildings in West Bucktown and East Humboldt Park include:
- 2642 W Potomac Ave - a typical Chicago 3-flat built in the late 1800s (often referred to as a brownstone or greystone), this red brick building in East Humboldt Park has characteristic bay windows and is a gut rehab that houses three modern apartment units
- 2644 W Cortez St - the brick 2-flat, among the city’s most common housing types built after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, has been modernized here with a simplex unit and duplex up
- 1933 N Fairfield Ave - a sizeable multi-unit, this vintage 1913 building on an oversized lot (40x125) in East Humboldt Park has four units, featuring enclosed porches and original woodwork, plus a garden level unit
3. Simplex and Duplex Condos
Condominiums, both new construction and existing pre-owned units, are very common in East Humboldt Park and West Bucktown. Some are built new from the ground up, while others are renovations of units in vintage buildings that offer all the modern fixtures and conveniences like stainless steel appliances and gas forced air. Most condos in this area are in walk-up buildings with two to four units, though larger buildings with as many as 10-20 units can also be found. One level apartments (a simplex) and two level apartments (a duplex up or duplex down) are the most common layouts.
These are examples of condos for sale in West Bucktown and East Humboldt Park:
- 2458 W Walton St Unit 1F - a spacious and contemporary 3-bedroom condo spread out across three levels on the border of Ukrainian Village and East Humboldt Park
- 1450 N Fairfield Avenue Garden Unit - the Chicago greystone, with its distinct limestone facade, is home to four units including this bright 2-bedroom in East Humboldt Park
- 1351 N Washtenaw Ave Unit 3 - large low-rise residential buildings of this style are often found on corner lots and enjoy bright sunshine, open floor plans and affordable price points
Live & Work: West Bucktown and East Humboldt Park
Close proximity to the CTA Blue Line Train, which runs at a diagonal along Milwaukee Avenue, makes these two neighborhoods very popular with downtown commuters. For transportation to the Loop, and also O’Hare International Airport, the Northwest Side is served by multiple train stations. Depending on where you purchase a home, you may be in walking distance to the California stop in East Humboldt Park or the Western stop in West Bucktown.
Location Matters: West Bucktown / East Humboldt Park Schools and Parks
These residential neighborhoods are centered around busy commercial streets lined with restaurants, bars and boutiques. Landmarks in the community include:
- Parks such as The 606, the 2.7-mile long elevated pedestrian trail; Lucy Flower Park (2554 W Moffat St) with its playground and water features; Maplewood Playlot Park (1640 N Maplewood Ave); and Humboldt Park (1440 N Humboldt Blvd), the sprawling 219-acre green space complete with a historic fieldhouse, scenic lagoon and inland beach
- Schools such as Goethe Elementary School (2236 N Rockwell St), Chase Elementary School (2021 N Point St), Bernard Moos Elementary School (1711 N California Ave) and Erie Elementary Charter School (1405 N Washtenaw Ave)