I remember hanging out in Wicker Park with my brother in late 1980 / early 1990… what a difference a decade or two can make. We bounced around from one cool loft to one cool flat in a traditional brick multi family. Rent was cheap. Music and art were plentiful. Michael used to read poetry at Estelle’s; usually after many cocktails. Wicker Park has matured, but thankfully she has not lost her gritty, down to earth charm.
The Wicker Park real estate market has found her groove, with homes and condos selling at a brisk pace. Modern design can be found in every corner of the neighborhood, blending harmoniously with the traditional vintage houses that are the mainstay of Wicker Park’s housing stock. Wicker Park real estate also includes new construction condo buildings and loft conversions. The new construction housing options may not be the ideal for the Wicker Park purist, but they do provide affordable real estate options to the young singles and couples looking to land in this vibrant community.
Wicker Park real estate features a variety of housing styles and price ranges. Condos take the form of vintage walk-ups, rustic lofts and new-construction three-flats and mid-rises. Single-family homes range from smaller cottages and bungalows to gut-rehabbed greystones and multi-million-dollar new construction. The Wicker Park Historic District features a number of historic 19th century mansions that also fetch top dollar. Single family homes in the area range from $450,000 to $3M, while condos range from the mid-$200,000s to $925,000.
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