40 reviews
  1. Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Neighborhood in
Chicago

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$451,855
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,551
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    365
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    No Data
    41
  • Robbery
    407
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    810
    525
  • Theft
    4,463
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    361
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$97,757
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    46%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Wicker Park Reviews

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In frank terms, Wicker Park is the Williamsburg Brooklyn of Chicago. Wicker Park is a great place to live whether you are a recent college graduate, young professional, or new family. The neighborhood is full of great restaurants, coffee shops, and nightlife. Stay in the Robey Hotel for a swanky experience in the heart of the neighborhood and grab a bite to eat at the newly opened Publican Anker across the street for one of the best burgers in town. After, check out Subterranean for a concert and dancing. Whatever you like to do, you can find it here in Wicker Park!
There are newish residents to the community who seem to want to be a part of the neighborhood. They patronize local businesses and are friendly towards the longtime residents of the community. This area is interesting because it is gentrifying and that's always a touchy subject for longtime residents. Many older residents have been in Humboldt Park for 40 years, others came here from Puerto Rico the Ukraine and Poland as well as Mexico. Others just moved to Chicago from different parts of the Midwest. There is also a strong artist community here. Everyone has their pocket of the neighborhood, yet all seem to come together when its time to go grocery shopping truth be told.
Humboldt Park tends to get a rather bad rap in the press but it is a great place to live. There are reasonably priced restaurants everywhere, there are good community schools, health centers, hospitals, grocery stores and affordable rent. All factors that make a neighborhood a good one. What stands out the most are the social service programs within walking distance from any given street in the neighborhood that are willing to help you no matter your life situation . The people are friendly and open, which is badly needed in a world that seems to grow more distant everyday. I see it only getting better, it has already come such a long way. The people of Humboldt Park care about where they live and that will only cause it to grow.