Welcome to Ukranian Village
Located near the West Side of Chicago, Ukrainian Village is a small yet vibrant community that originally began as farmland. The area is a mix of low-key, peaceful residential areas with an urban lifestyle.
Just 15 minutes from the heart of Downtown Chicago, Ukrainian Village is home to Chicago’s vast Ukrainian population. First settled by mostly German immigrants, in the late 19th century, new waves of immigration shifted the demographics to include mostly Slavic residents. Modern Ukrainian Village places of significance to the Chicago Ukrainian community include the Ukrainian National Museum
, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
, and three gorgeous Ukrainian churches.
The residential architecture of the area is filled with alluring homes that diverge from the stereotypical, invariant structures you might find in other neighborhoods. A blend of late 19th and early 20th-century historic homes—influenced deeply by European roots—line its charming streets and create an altogether beautiful neighborhood.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Ukrainian Village is quiet and residential, yet surrounded by lively urban areas, commerce, and industry. Here, you can enjoy a local, neighborhood feel while maintaining proximity to bustling urban locations. Affordable, up-and-coming, and friendly, Ukrainian Village is perfect for retirees, families, and individuals searching for a truly unique place to call home.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Ukrainian Village features appealing local boutiques, diverse eateries, impressive coffee shops, and plenty of beautiful areas to walk. For upscale women’s fashion with a flair, all-natural bath and body products, jewelry, and home goods such as candles, browse the plentiful selection at Mulberry & Me
Have a penchant for excellent coffee? Grab a cup—or two!—at local favorite The Dollop Coffee Company
. A roastery and bakery rolled into one, you can order a bag of your favorite blends or indulge in one of their exquisite pastries.
Take advantage of Ukrainian Village’s abundant food options by dining at any of its exceptional restaurants. Kasama
is a distinctive bakery and modern Filipino restaurant whose menu features items such as ube and huckleberry basque cake. Foodies will appreciate local brasserie Boeufhaus
, which has French and German influences and prides itself on sustainable ingredients and impeccable meals.
Things to Do
Rich in culture and history, Ukrainian Village provides ample opportunity for residents and visitors alike to immerse themselves in unique experiences. Take in the dazzling architecture of the local churches, such as the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral
. A beautiful example of Byzantine-Slavonic architecture, the church sits resplendent in the heart of Ukrainian Village with 13 domes.
The area also features well-kept parks full of activities for all ages. At Smith Park
, you’ll find a gymnasium, a playground, a swimming pool, and athletic fields. The park also has a ceramics studio, and many of the facilities are available to rent. You can also visit Superior Park
, a quaint little area perfect for taking the kids for an afternoon of playground fun.
Ukrainian Village is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Christopher Columbus School, PK-8, well-rated public elementary and middle school
- Roberto Clemente Community Academy, 9-12, well-rated International Baccalaureate school