Originally Posted by Nowhereman1280
Yeah, like I said, it didn't really start to get cooking until ten years ago and it was still kinda shoddy back in 2006 when I first moved here.
I wasn't going to chime in on this, but WOW, people perceive things differently!
I don't doubt the sincerity of your opinion, but to say that Wicker Park was "shoddy" and "just starting to cook" in 2006 is absolutely mind-boggling! And off.
Gritty. Yes. It still is, esp. on Milwaukee. That is part of the charm. But honestly,it has been an upwardly trending neighborhood for two decades. It stopped being trendy about 12 years ago. Still cool, but the poor artists that started moving there in the 1980's, early 90's were replaced by hipsters then Lincoln Parkers with hipster aspirations by the late 90's.
oh, and BTW, I really doubt WP prices surpasse LP for all the reasons stated by others, though I would also add that having two of the "top" private schools in neighborhood also helps.