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Why Bucktown / Wicker Park?
Over the past two decades, thousands of new Wicker Park residents discovered that the quick commute downtown, unparalleled nightlife offerings, and never-ending string of new bars and trendy restaurants called to them. As a result, the shabbier apartment buildings have gone down, and in their place are new homes, condos, townhomes, and a variety of all of Chicago’s housing stock.
Meanwhile, just up Milwaukee Ave. from Wicker, Bucktown proceeded to take in everyone who wanted the convenience of Wicker Park with a slightly quieter and more family-friendly feel. Bordering Wicker to its north and northwest, Bucktown offers more single-family homes and quieter streets that are great for families and young professionals alike.
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As an artists’ community, nightlife hotspot, foodie destination and shopping mecca, Bucktown is undisputedly one of Chicago’s trendiest neighborhoods.
Bucktown’s restaurant scene is diverse and local friendly. Residents also enjoy a unique mix of independent bookstores, shops, bars, galleries and theaters. Meanwhile, upscale retailers have made the neighborhood a designer destination with Damen Avenue emerging as a must-shop destination.
Overlooking the six corners intersection, a stunning Art Deco skyscraper is now a modern boutique hotel with a rooftop bar and amazing views. A stately historic bank building on the corner is now home to a Walgreens with stunning archways and stained-glass ceilings that embody happy and healthy.
Located a few miles northwest of The Loop, Bucktown has a variety of housing including modern new construction, stately brownstones and loft apartments and condominiums. Getting around couldn’t be easier for homeowners – from walking, running and biking the 606 Trail to riding the CTA’s Blue Line and numerous buses. Drivers appreciate they can hop on the Kennedy Expressway just east of the community for easy access to The Loop and the suburbs.
Wicker Park, Chicago
Chicagoans flock to hip, happening Wicker Park for its eateries, arts and entertainment.
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.
Located 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.
The CTA Blue Line offers convenient access to the Loop and O’Hare International Airport, while the Kennedy Expressway allows for an easy drive to surrounding neighborhoods and suburbs.