About Ukrainian Village
Ukrainian Village is a spirited ethnic enclave, a close-knit homogeneous community where distinctions of religion, language, and nationality play an important role. The area was originally settled by Ukrainian immigrants at the turn of the century; however, unlike other ethnic enclaves in Chicago, the Ukrainian stamps remains on this neighborhood. Churches plucked out of fairy tales are the center of community activity. Locals gather at the abundant delis and bakeries.
Ukrainian Village has experienced growth recently as former residents of Bucktown/Wicker Park have since moved into the neighborhood. Following in their wake are nightclub and lounge owners, as well as restauranteurs who seem to be eying the area as possibly the next Wicker Park.
The streets are immaculate and most of the buildings date back to the twenties, creating a uniform line of three flats with stone balconies. Many of the buildings in the area still have their original, ornate designs , adding a unique element to Ukrainian Village. There is also plenty of new construction condominiums, single family homes and townhomes sprouting up in the area.