Can Bucktown, Wicker Park remain edgy and artsy despite going upscale?

Gerardo and Miriam Cerdas. Photo by Kate Hawley.Gerardo and Miriam Cerdas bought their home in Bucktown in the late ’70s for $18,000. The neighborhood gradually improved, and in 1990, they opened Irazu, a casual Costa Rican restaurant with killer food at 1865 N Milwaukee Ave, in the neighborhood.

For better or worse, Bucktown and Wicker Park have changed substantially since then. In a feature story in the October issue of New Homes Magazine, Kate Hawley talks to a wide variety of neighborhood residents to get a fix on life in these eclectic neighborhoods. Hear the voices of Bucktown and Wicker Park on the New Homes Magazine site.

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