Bucktown & Wicker Park
Creative forces came together when these two neighborhoods were in the making. This is where you can find artists' studios down the street from a nationally recognized designer shop, around the corner stumble in a dynamite vintage store and not to forget, some of the best variety of independent coffee shops around. If you're hungry or are thinking it's time for a cocktail, there is a mad variety of spots serving craft cocktails and highly recognized stops for foodies to more laid back establishments. The best part is all are very inviting.
Rather be active and view the city from twenty feet up? The 606, an elevated walking/biking/running elevated trail opened last summer on the old armory rail line and stretches 2.7 miles in each direction. It offers many stops for easy access, and you're able to have a unique view of the city while getting a little exercise. If you're more in the mood for a relaxing day in the sun, there are several parks inviting for all ages and pets alike, including Wicker Park itself which is centrally located on the north end of Wicker Park between the two neighborhoods.
In overview, you'll find a variety of residences comprised of old warehouse have been renovated into unique condos to single family homes, modern condo buildings, townhomes, and luxury rental buildngs. A little Something for Everyone.
The history on this area can be digested in a neighborhood tour, or just exploring some of the side streets that housed some of Chicago's elite back in the day.