Welcome to Wicker Park!

Located just south of Bucktown and northwest of the Loop, Wicker Park is a thriving community that has grown increasingly popular with urbanites who enjoy the energy and diversity of the North Side neighborhood. 

The community was named after Charles and Joel Wicker, who bought 80 acres of land in the area in 1870. An influx of residential and commercial development came to the area after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, when affluent Germans and Scandinavians flocked to the neighborhood and built large mansions on Pierce and Hoyne Streets. Today, Wicker Park is considered one of the hippest neighborhoods in Chicago, home to diverse mix of artists, musicians, young professionals and families.

Wicker Park real estate features a variety of housing styles and price ranges. Condos take the form of vintage walk-ups, rustic lofts and new-construction three-flats and mid-rises. Single-family homes range from smaller cottages and bungalows to gut-rehabbed greystones and multi-million- dollar new construction. The Wicker Park District features a number of historic 19th century mansions that also fetch top dollar. In 2012, the average sold price for a single-family home in the Logan Square MLS area, which includes Wicker Park, was $476,339, while the average condominium cost $265,201 (source: MRED, LLC).

Public schools near Wicker Park include A.N. Pritzker Elementary School and Jonathan Burr Elementary School. Wicker Park residents enjoy the community's incredibly convenient location - The CTA Blue Line takes residents into the Loop in less than 10 minutes and out to O'Hare Airport in a half-hour. The community is also right off the Kennedy Expressway for easy access to the Loop and the suburbs. Wicker Park is known for its eclectic assortment of hip cafes, independent bookstores, dive bars, expensive boutiques, hole-in- the-wall art galleries, yoga studios and peaceful city parks. Many of Chicago's most popular restaurants are also located in the neighborhood.

 


getting around on the "l"

Blue Line: California, Division, Damen, Western

 

hop on the metra

Clybourn UP North, UP Northwest

 

take the bus

50 (Damen)

56 (Milwaukee)

72 (North Avenue)

9 (Ashland Avenue)

49 (Western Avenue)

 

hey taxi!

Approximate fare downtown & travel time: $13 / 13min

 

divvy stations

www.divvybikes.com/stations

 

boundaries 

North: North Ave

South: Division

East: Ashland

West: Western Ave

 

 

bordering neighborhoods

Lincoln Park, Logan Square, Humboldt Park,

West Town/ Ukrainian Village, Noble Square

 

 

proximity to loop

3.5 – 4.5 miles

 

 

elementary schools

Burr, Lozano, Pulaski, Drummond, Pritzker, De Diego


 

So you like to have fun? Good! Here are some of our favorite spots in your hood:

 

 

Shopping

- Gather

- Steven Alan

- Saint Alfred

- Stitch

- Marine Layer

- p. 45

 

Hangover Cure

- Dove's

Luncheonette

- Bongo Room

- The Bristol

- Toast 

 

Date Night

- Presidio

- Big Star

- Mahalo

- Jane's

- Hot Chocolate

- Violet Hour

- Mott St.  

Get off the Couch

- Walk the 606

- Wicker Park

Proper

- Flatiron Arts

Building

Caffeine Fix

- The Wormhole

- La Colombe

- Stan's Donuts 


Welcome to Bucktown!

Located just a few miles northwest of Chicago’s Loop, trendy restaurants and independent shops mingle with classic neighborhood

spots and unique artist's galleries in one of Chicago's most established and eclectic west side neighborhoods.Originally a working

class neighborhood, Bucktown reportedly was named after the many goats that were raised in the  neighborhood during the

19th century. The neighborhood first gained popularity as an artist’s community, and has since evolved into a diverse neighborhood

catering to a wide variety of residents.

 

The neighborhood is served by the Chicago Public School District, which offers a number of top-notch public schools in the area

including Drummond Elementary School and Burr Elementary School. Residents also have the option to attend private schools

located nearby. Transportation around Chicago is accessible via the CTA Blue Line and various CTA bus routes. The Kennedy Expressway

is also located just east of the community, providing convenient access to the city and surrounding suburbs.  

 

Bucktown’s subtle/quant cottages have been converted or replaced with upscale condos complete with rooftop decks,

sophisticated/contemporary interior finishes, sprawling single family homes with styles ranging from gothic to prairie and

warehouses/work spaces now boast chic lofts with innovative floor plans. The evolution has proven to be extremely desirable to first

time buyers and those in their mid to late 20s-30s who are flocking to Bucktown in droves. The area is a mecca of popular dining

establishments that attract people from all over the city. On top of being one of Chicago's most sought-after weekend hangouts,

the neighborhood is also home to a thriving art and theater scene. Poetry readings and one-man comedy acts share the stage

with traveling musicians and local painters.


GETTING AROUND ON THE "L"

Blue Line: California, Division, Damen, Western

 

HOP ON THE METRA

Clybourn UP North, UP Northwest

 

TAKe THE BUS

50 (Damen)

56 (Milwaukee)

72 (North Avenue)

9 (Ashland Avenue)

49 (Western Avenue)

 

HEY TAXI!

Approximate fare downtown & travel time: $13 / 13min

 

DIVVY STATIONS

www.divvybikes.com/stations

BOUNDARIES 

North: Fullerton Ave

South: North Ave

East: Kennedy Expressway

West: Western Ave

 

 

BORDERING NEIGHBORHOODS

Lincoln Park, Logan Square, Humboldt Park,

West Town/ Ukrainian Village, Noble Square

 

 

PROXIMITY TO LOOP

3.5 – 4.5 miles

 

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Burr, Lozano, Pulaski, Drummond, Pritzker, De Diego