Wicker Park is nothing short of trendy and amenity-packed. This community has grown astronomically in the past few years, especially among those seeking an edgy enclave far removed from the downtown hustle. Many Chicagoans call Wicker Park home due to housing diversity. Think single-family homes, vintage walk-ups, rustic lofts, new construction mid-rises and apartment complexes.
Wicker Park residents have numerous independent bookstores and local cafes at their doorsteps. Yoga studios and art galleries are popular, too, but the restaurant scene is growing fast. Big Star, Birchwood Kitchen and Piece Pizza are all in Wicker Park. Recently, Bro Bagel opened up next door to Piece as one of the only autonomous bagel-only restaurants in the greater Chicagoland area. If you’re looking for more mainstream, the blue line runs right through the neighborhood to transport locals to the Loop, O’Hare and various neighborhoods on the North Side.