The present day neighborhood “Wicker Park” is best known for its numerous commercial and entertainment establishments, and being a convenient place to live for downtown workers due to its proximity to public transportation and The Loop. Gentrification has made the area much more attractive to college-educated, young workers as a great place to live.
Crime has decreased and many new homes have been built as well as older homes being restored. This has led to increased business activity, with many new restaurant-bars and stores opening to serve the young high income lifestyles. There are now so many things to do in Wicker Park. The neighborhood is extremely trendy known for hosting emerging bands, high fashion boutiques, cutting-edge gourmet restaurants and bakeries, European-style cafes, upscale independent grocers, and artsy businesses that come and go due to increasing retail rent.
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- Drinks, anyone?
- Grab some grub
- You need somewhere to sleep, don’t you?
- Golf, special events, parks, picnic areas, festivals
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The WPB Chamber strives to develop innovative ways to increase commerce among our Members through a variety of Member Benefits. ParqEx is a proud member of the WPB and is working hard to provide more parking options for the community!