Residents and visitors love Wicker Park’s eclectic assortment of hip cafes, independent stores, dive bars, upscale boutiques, storefronts, art galleries and city parks including the popular four-acre Wicker Park. The neighborhood is home to some of Chicago’s most popular and acclaimed restaurants, elevating pizza and tacos to foodie fare and offering a wide variety of options for drinking and dining pleasure.
HistoryResidents and businesses flocked to Wicker Park to rebuild after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Today, Chicagoans flock to the hip, happening neighborhood for its eateries, arts and entertainment.
Popular LandmarksLocated just south of Bucktown and northwest of the Loop, the neighborhood includes large historic 19th century brick and stone mansions and landmark Victorian homes on tree-lined streets. Modern new construction condominiums and single-family homes along with Vintage walk-ups, three-flats and lofts round out the diversity of housing available.
Like neighboring Bucktown, the neighborhood’s notable commercial architecture remains, re-imagined, redeveloped and restored. The iconic Flat Iron Arts Building, home to artists who moved to the hip neighborhood in the 1980s, remains home to various art studios and local businesses today.