The ultra-popular, multifaceted neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown appeals to every type of homeowner or renter. A blend of chic restaurants, dive bars, vintage boutiques, high-end retailers, and art galleries reflect these sister neighborhoods' rich eccentric spirit. Offering a little bit of everything to everyone on any every day of the week, it's a harmonious melting pot of younger professionals and younger free spirits, families, longtime residents, and everything in between.
Beautiful graystone three-flats, early 20th century Victorians, refined live-work penthouses, and converted loft condos - just to name a few - are seen throughout their tree lined streets, all just a short walks in any direction to the hustling and bustling main roads awash in activity. Much new construction throughout these areas at a comparatively affordable price versus some of its neighbors to the north and east.
While two distinct neighborhoods, Bucktown and Wicker Park share much in common. The CTA Blue Line running along Milwaukee Ave connects their residents to downtown and O'Hare International Airport. Depending on who you're talking to on which day, their epicenter at the six corner intersection of Milwaukee Ave, Damen Ave, and North Ave will likely begin a friendly debate as to which neighborhood lays claim to it (this author states a safe rule of thumb is Bucktown to the north of North Ave, Wicker Park to its south - it's both of theirs equally!) This pocket of town is one of Chicago’s trendiest and hippest places to live, work, and play.
**True, accurate stats are difficult to define in these two locations versus the others in my Neighborhood Guides section. Why? Because neither is technically defined as a true "neighborhood" by the US census. Chicago has 77 official neighborhoods, none of which is identified as Bucktown or Wicker Park. Bucktown is within the perimeter of Logan Square, while Wicker Park is within the perimeter of West Town. However, they share too much in common (their Chamber of Commerce to name one), that you'd be remiss to not view them with a shared lense for residential real estate purposes. Below are the official stats for the West Town and Logan Square neighborhoods. A solid rule of thumb when it comes to median home prices is this: Wicker Park trends at the high end of all greater West Town, Bucktown trends at the high end of all greater Logan Square, and Wicker Park trends higher than Bucktown.
Population: ~ 88,000
12-mo Single Family Median Home Price: $974,500(as of 9/1/2021)
12-mo Condo/Townhome Media Home Price: $500,000 (as of 9/1/2021)
Population: ~ 72,000
12-mo Single Family Median Home Price: $869,900 (as of 9/1/2021)
12-mo Condo/Townhome Median Home Price: $428,000 (as of 9/1/2021)
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