Wicker Park/Bucktown

Wicker Park/Bucktown Real Estate

Lively and trendy communities that appeal to diverse residents

 

Wicker Park is a smaller enclave bordering the Bucktown neighborhood. Both of these communities are artsy, trendy, and boast the vibrant energy you’d come to expect of the Windy City. These sought-after communities are walkable, family-friendly, near various parks, stores, restaurants, and more. From shoppers browsing for one-of-a-kind gifts to foodies looking for the hottest new restaurants and buzzing nightlife, everyone can find something they love here.

 

Bucktown is home to an impressive collection of hip eateries, late-night hot spots, chic cafes, and beloved watering holes. While Bucktown is close to downtown, it features a smaller population and a variety of single-family homes and historical low-rise buildings to its residents. Whether you wish to live near the center of the action or on a quieter tree-lined street, you can find it in Bucktown,

 

Wandering the streets of Wicker Park, you’ll come across mystical record and book stores, eclectic boutiques, an array of art galleries and performance venues, and some of the best restaurants and cocktail lounges in Chicago. This multifaceted neighborhood beckons people from all walks of life. The housing market features a mixed bag of luxury lofts, expansive apartments, and condos with modern amenities.
 

What to Love

  • The diverse population with a welcoming demeanor
  • A plethora of vintage stores, coffee shops, art galleries, pubs, record stores, and restaurants
  • A broad range of housing options
  • Lively, artistic, and trendy vibes
  • Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

Local Lifestyle

Like many neighborhoods in the area, Bucktown and Wicker Park offer the perfect combination of enticing urban amenities and mom-and-pop shops while retaining a calm, residential feel. Locals can easily spend their days relaxing in one of the nearby green spaces, checking out trendy eateries, or taking back a cold one with colleagues at their favorite bar. 

 

Bucktown residents head to Damen Avenue when seeking a night of bar-hopping, a shopping spree, or a fabulous meal. Armitage Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue also offer plenty of dining and nightlife options. North Avenue and Division Street will be your best bet to explore Wicker Park's diverse, thriving culinary scene. You can easily take Damen or Milwaukee Ave through both neighborhoods to explore their many offerings.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Named after the bohemian freethinkers of the 1950s and 1960s, Beatnik takes guests on a global journey through its exotic and flavorful fares and seasonally appropriate, innovative libations. Located on the lively corners of North, Damen, and Milwaukee Avenues, Café Robey is a favorite spot to grab brunch and cocktails. While the ambiance is welcoming and the decor is homey, the food served at Schwa Restaurant is the peak of fine dining and sophistication. Chef Michael Carlson prepares inventive New American cuisine with a new approach to incorporating global, seasonal ingredients. 

 

Purchasing tickets to a Trap Door Theatre production ensures you’ll have a memorable evening. Trap Door uses creative techniques and provocative works to illustrate the absurdities of living in the ever-evolving modern world. Music open mics and stand-up comedy shows are enjoyed by many at Bucktown’s no-frills performance venue, Gallery Cabaret.

Things to Do

Spending time outdoors is a cinch with The 606. This beloved 2.7-mile multi-use recreational trail and park is an alternative transportation corridor, a living work of art, and a fantastic new green space for locals and visitors to enjoy. When looking for a tranquil respite away from city noise, Chicagoans stop by the quaint Holstein Park to delight in ample recreation, including basketball, baseball, dodgeball, soccer, seasonal sports, and camps for children, including summer aquatics programs, an arts camp, and the popular day camp for youth. 


Locals anticipate the Wicker Park Fest every summer. Dubbed “Chicago’s Best Street Festival of the Summer” by the Chicago Tribune, this can't-miss event reflects the neighborhood’s rich musical heritage, vibrant nightlife, and fantastic restaurants. Combining the best in live music, local fashion, food vendors, and family-friendly activities, Do Division Street Fest is yet another summer fest you cannot skip.

 

If you would like to learn more about the real estate in Wicker Park and Bucktown, contact K + D Homes to explore the area!

 

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