Wicker Park Chicago Real Estate
Wicker Park, located west of downtown Chicago, has long been a cultural mecca of the Windy City with its bustling art community, notable food scene and active nightlife. It’s such a standout, Forbes recently ranked the neighborhood of 26,000 residents the fourth-most “hippest” neighborhood in America.
Real estate in Wicker Park includes an abundance of recently-built modern homes; along with a selection of restored Victorian mansions, some of which date back to the 19th century. In recent years, these homes have become a magnet for high-income individuals looking to enjoy the Wicker Park lifestyle and its proximity to downtown Chicago.
At the core of Wicker Park is its unique shopping and dining options. Wicker Park is home to many of Chicago’s most sought-after restaurants, including Michelin starred Schwa and Big Star. These are among nearly 150 restaurants in Wicker Park. The neighborhood also has also a plethora of high-fashion boutiques, European-style cafes and various arts-related businesses.
Fashion is a big part of the Wicker Park scene. This manifests itself at the intersection of North, Damen and Milwaukee Avenues, where the options run the spectrum. There are vintage shops, as well as independently-owned boutiques that offer cutting-edge fashions for both men and women. For one-of-a-kind apparel, you may want to try p.45 or City Soles. As for the men, Urban Outfitters and Saint Alfred offer fashionable, funky duds.