Welcome to one of Chicago's most up-and-coming neighborhoods, Wicker Park. This area is a shining example of gentrification, with a history of a rapid transformation in the 80's and 90's from a neighborhood of 'gang bangers, drug addicts, and prostitutes' to 'one of the coolest neighborhoods in the U.S'. Right along with Wicker Park, you have Noble Square, aka Old Polonia, another beaten yet rising area in the city.
This neighborhood is centered around the six corners of Milwaukee, North and Damen Avenues and is sometimes called the 'first Brooklyn of Chicago', or, as is more common today, the 'new Lincoln Park' (TimeOut).
Boutiques, restaurants, entertainment venues, homes and condos, bars and lounges, art galleries...this neighborhood will have a little bit of something for everyone in your group, a great place to take a tour, shop around, or just grab dinner and a show! Culture and commerce at their best!