Welcome to Wicker ParkA hip, conveniently located community
Wicker Park is a community within Chicago, Illinois. It’s just West of the Kennedy Expressway and east of Humboldt Park. It’s easily accessible via subway, and its central location contributes to an already trendy, busy area.
Wicker Park is known for its hipster scene. North Milwaukee Avenue runs through the area and is lined with busy bars, clubs, and restaurants. North Damen Avenue is another bustling spot known for quirky shops, cafes, specialty shops, and boutiques. There’s never a dull moment in this neighborhood!
The median home price in Wicker Park is about $600K. Many homes in the area are condos and townhomes with traditional brick exterior and some exposed brick interior. The designs tend to stay true to Chicago’s overall style and tone.
What to Love
- Nightlife and food scene
- Convenient location
- Hipster energy
People & Lifestyle
Wicker Park is lively. It’s busy. It’s exciting. It’s the place to learn about new things and return to old stomping grounds for a good time. It’s the place to live if you like the excitement of a city and all it has to offer.
Wicker Park is best for young working professionals and families. The energy of the area is excellent for young people who want to see and be seen. It’s easy to get from point A to B, making it an attractive place for commuters. The strong schools are also great opportunities for families.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
When it comes to having fun in Wicker Park, it’s got to include food and drink. Wicker Park is known for its constantly evolving restaurant scene.
One of the most extraordinary things to do in Wicker Park is exploring the 606, a former railroad that was renovated to create miles of parkland. Walk or ride along and enjoy this urban oasis.
Every trendy neighborhood has a brunch scene, and Wicker Park’s does not disappoint. Head to Cafe Robey for American brunch and dinner eats-try the breakfast burger or the avocado toast. Also at the Robey Hotel is the Up Room. On this 13th floor lounge, you can choose from many chic cocktails as you soak up the art deco vibes. The Purple Llama is a beloved cafe for getting work done or jamming out to the cafe’s vinyl record collection.
Things to Do
Wicker Park is all about community fun. Whether you’re enjoying the music scene or checking out a new restaurant every night, you’ll never have a dull moment in this bustling hotspot.
A wonderful local event is the Wicker Park Green Music Festival. Musicians come from far and wide to play for the community, and the event is intended to raise awareness about our environmental impact. A consistent fan favorite of Wicker Park music lovers is The Guitars of Spain. This group performs Spanish guitar music at many local events. The Wicker Park Choral Singers are another local group-their mission is to build community through choral music.
Wicker Park’s most anticipated event is the Wicker Park Fest. Every summer, this street festival brings museums and fans from all over Chicago for a weekend of music, crafts, and local food.
Wicker Park is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Burr Elementary
- Pritzker Elementary
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