Check out Wicker Park homes to find one of Chicago’s most hip and historic districts. Wicker Park real estate is an excellent place to live for professionals who work in downtown. It’s northwest of the Loop, the main commercial district, and has easy access to public transportation. The Kennedy Expressway also runs nearby. The neighborhood is also known for its incredible restaurant scene, with a high concentration of Michelin-rated establishments. There’s also a thriving arts scene. Flat Iron Arts Building houses many local artists’ studios. During the day, the building is open to the public. Flat Iron hosts a number of art events, performances, and open studio events. The first Friday of every month, all the studios are open, and the building is one big art party.
Beautiful Wicker Park homes come in many different styles. Choose hip condos in historic buildings, as well as sleek units in brand-new high rises. Homes in the area range from large, historic mansions, so newer construction, and modest family homes. Though the area is known for high prices, careful shoppers can find affordable houses and condos that just need a little updating to be perfect. Families looking in the area can find many excellent public schools, as well as private schools with top reputations.
Wicker Park takes its name from the 4-acre park with the same name. The park brings the community together for fresh air, exercise, and great events. Kids love the playground and summertime splash pad. Dog owners bring their dogs to the dog park area. School aged children have a blast at the after school program and summer day camp. The ornamental gardens are maintained by the Wicker Park Garden Club and provide a beautiful oasis in the city. Kids and adults sign up for sports and exercise classes. In the warmer month, the park is the location for a farmers market, live concerts, and movies.
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