Wicker Park Apartments for Rent

About Wicker Park

Wicker Park offers a rich living experience from morning to night with everything from cozy coffee houses to trendy bars and galleries. Originally a popular district for merchants in the 19th century, this West town community area is still a go-to for creatives to flourish with its artistic atmosphere and endless inspiration. This neighborhood offers a lively art scene that includes a variety of galleries, as well as one-of-a-kind boutiques and restaurants that showcase local makers’ wares and talents. Beyond art, you can find entertainment venues, a bustling nightlife, and a 4 acre stretch of green space called Wicker Park wedged between N Wicker Park Ave, W Schiller St, and N Damen Ave.

Things to Do in Wicker Park

The iconic Six Corners area (N Milwaukee Ave, N Damen Ave, and W North Ave) is the heart of the Wicker Park neighborhood. This section is home to must-sees such as The Robey hotel, which offers a rooftop bar with a stunning view, and the Flat Iron Arts building, which houses many artists and galleries that run a monthly open house. Looking for some retail therapy? You’re in luck since this area also happens to be a shopper’s paradise with vintage shops, record stores, bookstores, and one-of-a-kind boutiques. If you get hungry, you will be able to appease any craving with a smorgasbord of award-winning eateries and coffee shops at your fingertips. And finally, you don’t want to skip the Bloomingdale/606 Trail. The unused railroads have been repurposed and transformed into miles of trails perfect for walking, running, or biking. Here you will not only get an unrivaled, elevated view of Wicker Park but also of 3 other bordering neighborhoods—Bucktown, Humboldt Park, and Logan Square.

Transportation

Many people choose to make the Wicker Park neighborhood home not just for its lively atmosphere steeped in art and never-ending leisure, but for its close proximity to downtown Chicago. Public transportation like the CTA Blue Line makes it a short commute—6 minutes from Division station to downtown and 8 minutes from Damen station to The Loop. Division station, which serves Wicker Park and East Ukrainian Village, is located at Polonia Triangle (Milwaukee Avenue, Ashland Avenue, and Division Street). While Damen station on N Damen Ave services the ever-growing Bucktown area. With some of the best bike lanes in Chicago, Wicker Park is also a hotspot for those who prefer getting around by bicycle.

Wicker Park Apartment Buildings: Studio, 1 BR, 2 BR

A large portion of this neighborhood is designated as a Chicago Landmark District, so it is no surprise that much of the real estate in the area is brimming with vintage charisma. Wicker Park rentals range from cozy studio apartments to spacious luxury apartments. But no matter which end of the spectrum you are leaning toward you won’t be disappointed. Older Wicker Park buildings with their brick facades such as those that run along the tree-lined W Crystal St hold a ton of charm, while options like 1241 N Milwaukee Ave will please those who crave a more contemporary aesthetic. Beyond those that seek housing close to downtown or historic architecture, this area is also popular among dog owners due to the abundance of parks and walking trails. Additionally, this neighborhood also offers many doggy daycares like Pups Pet Club, Wicker Pet, and Dog Day Afternoon on W Evergreen Ave—to name a few. If you are looking for the best of both worlds—a pet-friendly apartment in Wicker Park with a potent old meets new aesthetic— The Milwood on 1422 N Milwaukee Ave is a go-to. This pet-friendly complex has a knack for infusing modern-day living with the unrivaled beauty of historic Chicago by using a mix of preserved vintage features and modern upgrades. These include brick accent walls and floor to ceiling windows offset by glass-enclosed rain showers and custom cabinetry.

Wicker Park Restaurants

This historic neighborhood has no lack of good eats. Whether it’s a light lunch or a 5-star spot for an intimate dinner, Wicker Park delivers. Below are a few of our favorite restaurants in the area.

Lunch

  • Craft Pizza This hidden gem tucked into the corner of W Potomac Ave doesn’t have many bells and whistles with its counter-serve eatery, but it does have great pizza. Whether you are craving a basic pepperoni and cheese or an artisanal truffle pie, Craft Pizza’s food selection is always packed with quality and flavor. 1252 N Damen Ave.
  • Smoke Daddy BBQ Established in 1994, this restaurant is a must-taste for all those meat lovers out there! Beyond their tantalizing menu that offers everything from pulled chicken to smoked brisket, you can also look forward to meat draws and live entertainment all intertwined with a casual setting. Perfect for get-togethers with friends or a night on the town. Off of N Wood St, 1804 W Division St.

Dinner

  • Folklore Occupying the first floor of a small brick building on the corner of W Hoyne Ave and Division St is this quaint Argentine restaurant. The combination of its candlelit atmosphere, menu filled with mouthwatering beef-centric dishes like pasta and empanadas, and fully stocked bar make it a hotspot for intimate dinners. 2100 W Division St.
  • Handlebar Situated between N Oakley Blvd and N Claremont Ave is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the area, Handlebar. They excel at vegetarian and vegan comfort food with menu items like chili cheese fries, fried “chicken”, and nachos. 2311 W North Ave.

FLATS® Apartments in Wicker Park

The Milwood features studio and 1-bedroom apartments with exposed brick, poured concrete floors, subway tiling, custom cabinetry, in-unit laundry, glass-enclosed rain showers, bike storage, and limited parking. This building has historic charm with contemporary features. The Milwood is located on Milwaukee Avenue, a popular street in Chicago with charming shops and restaurants.

The Milwood

1422 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622

 

About Humboldt Park

West of Wicker Park is Humboldt Park, a community area featuring miles green space with lagoon, trails, and summertime recreation. Humboldt Park is home to the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, one of Chicago’s many art museums. The nearby 606 bike trail extends east to Wicker Park/Bucktown and is a great option for biking, running, and walking.

 

FLATS® Buildings in Humboldt Park

The North hotel features studio and 1-bedroom apartments with exposed brick, poured concrete floors, subway tiling, custom cabinetry, in-unit laundry, glass-enclosed rain showers, bike storage, and lobby lounge with co working table. The FLATS apartments in the North Hotel offer residents historic details such as exposed brick while providing close access to recreation in Humboldt Park and the nearby 606 bike trail.

The North Hotel

1622 California Ave

Chicago, IL 60647