Why we love: Bucktown #2

You would never guess walking into Victoria and Joe's Bucktown condo that they've only lived there for five months! Their esthetic is infused with that undefinable, but you know-it-when-you-see-it urban coolness. 


How long have you lived in your home?
Since December 2014. We moved on 12-13-14!

Why did you originally move here?
We've lived in the area for seven years, so we knew we liked it, but we wanted more space and light. Now that we've moved, we love living so close to the park and feeling tucked into the neighborhood. 

How long do you plan to live here?
Forever! Or, maybe ten years? We're not sure. Hopefully for a long time.

What is your favorite part of your home?
The master bath shower and the upstairs deck. 

What is your least favorite part of your home?
It kind of sucks that it's on the third floor, but it also doesn't suck! Also, the garage is small. 

What is your favorite part of your neighborhood?
We have so many great restaurants and parks--and lots of neighborhood dogs. 

What is your least favorite part of your neighborhood?
Joe: The commute. It takes about an hour for me to get to work by O'Hare.

What are you favorite local stores?


Home goods: 

How do you get to work?
Joe: I drive to O'Hare
Victoria: I take the Blue line to Clark/Lake

Where do you grocery shop?
The Treasure Island on Clybourn and the Mariano's on Webster and Ashland. 

How often do you walk around your neighborhood?
All the time, for dog walks. 

Where do you plan to move next?
No idea!

Are you friends with your neighbors?
We're friends with the people who live in our building. 

Does your neighborhood feel safe?

What is the general vibe of your neighborhood?
Young professionals, families, dogs. 

Are some areas of your neighborhood more favorable than others? 
We wouldn't want to live on Western because it's so busy and we wouldn't move closer to the highway because of the noise.