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Wicker Park Real Estate Analysis

The name has nothing to do with woven baskets but instead comes from the neighborhood’s founding fathers, Joel and Charles Wicker. In 1870, the Wicker brothers bought eighty acres of land in the center of what is now the Wicker Park neighborhood. The Wicker’s donated four acres to the development of a park, (the triangular-shaped Wicker Park) and began developing the rest. Their efforts were recognized as middle and upper class families migrated to the neighborhood, especially after the Great Chicago Fire devastated downtown and pushed residents outward from Chicago’s center. The influx of new populations to the area hasn’t stopped since. With a gentrification process that began in the late 1980s, Wicker Park has managed to maintain some of its bohemian charm with vintage and resale shops, record stores and live music venues coexisting with an influx of chain stores, banks and high-end boutiques. 

Walk Score for Wicker Park, chicago



Wicker Park, chicago School Data

chicago School Districts

City Of Chicago School District 299
PK-12
http://www.cps.edu/
Central Stickney School District 110
PK-8
Intermediate Service Center 3
K-2
Illinois Migrant Council
n/a

chicago Schools

Healy Program Center North
n/a, public
Il Center For Rehab & Educ-R
4, 6-7, 9-12, public
Logandale Middle School
PK-8, public
Marshall Middle School
7-8, public
Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy Center
PK-8, public
Irving Park Middle School
7-8, public
Jordan Elementary Community School
PK-8, public
Audubon Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://www.audubonelementary.org
Avalon Park Elementary School
PK-8, public
Avondale Elementary School
PK-5, public
Banneker Elementary School
PK-8, public
Barnard Elementary Comp Math & Science Center
PK-8, public
http://www.barnard.cps.k12.il.us
Barry Elementary School
PK-6, public
Amundsen High School
9-12, public
http://www.amundsenhs.org
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School
9-12, public
Barton Elementary School
PK-8, public
Bass Elementary School
PK-8, public
Bateman Elementary School
PK-8, public
Nicholson Technology Acad Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://www.nicholsonstem.org/
Beaubien Elementary School
PK-8, public
Beethoven Elementary School
PK-8, public
Beidler Elementary School
PK-8, public
Belding Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://beldingelementary.com
Bell Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://agbellschool.com
Bennett Elementary School
PK-8, public