Wicker Park is full of creative sorts, represented by several art galleries, theatres and a lively music scene. The Chicago Children’s Theater, the Comedy Sportz Theater for improvisational sketches, The Chicago Dramatists Theatre, the Chopin Theater, Adventure Stage Theater and the Gorilla Tango Theater all present a year-round schedule of shows. The music scene is burgeoning in Wicker Park, allowing residents to discover new bands at Subterranean, Estelle's, The Double Door or Nick's Beer Garden as intimate music venues. In addition to the arts, residents can visit Sunday’s Farmers’ Market during the summer, find their Zen at the Nature Yoga Sanctuary, visit the Polish Museum of America or take a stroll on the nearby 606 urban elevated park trail.
Wicker Park offers public schools as part of the Chicago Public School District as well as several private school options.
MAJOR INDUSTRIES/JOB MARKET
Since its founding, Chicago has been an important transportation and distribution point because of its central location within the country, direct link from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, and arteries of railroads and highways that travel through the city. Chicago’s O’Hare airport serves as the fourth busiest airport in the world, serving as a national transportation and distribution center. Major employers include Boeing, Morningstar, Inc., Quaker Oats Company, United Airlines, Unitrin, Inc. and Wilson Sporting Goods, to name a few. Chicago's diverse economy is bolstered by jobs in manufacturing, printing and publishing, finance and insurance, and food processing.