Welcome to one of Chicago's most up-and-coming neighborhoods, Wicker Park. This community has risen in gentrification from a troubled past into one of the 'hippest' locations in the city, today offering guests excellent shopping, eating, and art!
Wicker Park is located right outside of Downtown Chicago, a neighborhood synonymous with Bucktown. This 'creative epicenter' provides some of the best in live music and nightlife, as well as fine art, as mentioned before. Most of the art galleries and collections can be found within the Flat Iron Arts Building, though there are several scattered about the neighborhood.
Many people believe that there is 'no better area to sip and shop in the country', with record stores, coffee shops, cafes, and trendy boutiques in every direction. Hit the vintage shops and independently owned boutiques to find unique items, fine clothing, and well-recognized brand name home and beauty supplies. Asrai Garden is the place to go for high fashion shopping.
When you've worked up an appetite head over to any of the several Michelin Rated eateries, such as HotChocolate. Cafe Gelato, Cafe Absinthe, Chicago Classic Candy....the list of amazing eateries to stop at here goes on and on!