Wicker Park

37 reviews
  1. Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  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

Homes for Sale

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$422,401
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,454
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    365
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    407
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    810
    1
  • Theft
    4,463
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    361
    0

Residents

Median Household Income
$90,810
National
$53,046
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Reviews

37 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    18
  • Average
    18
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
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.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago
The west side of Chicago is one oft the most up and coming areas in the city. There is a ton of diversity among its people, its culture, and its community. Great for all ages, there's always something to do!
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
It's nice, but sometimes it can feel a little unsafe.
  • Niche User
  • 8 months ago