About Wicker Park
Photo courtesy of David Hilowitz
Wicker Park is a jack-of-all-trades. Trendy hipsters and working artists occupy the residential majority. This group brought style and culture, transforming the area in recent years. Chic bars, vintage boutiques and recession-proof record store reflect a bohemian spirit. Performance art and theater draw an offbeat crowd that we no longer call "offbeat." The multifaceted neighborhood welcomes a diverse crowd, yet starving-artists look enviously at the upscale real estate prices. Bottom line: its one of the hippest destinations in town.