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Renters’ Guide to Wrightwood Neighbors, IL

The quaint neighborhood of Wrightwood Neighbors rests in northeast Chicago, just west of Lake Michigan. The neighborhood is bordered to the south by historic Lincoln Park, to the east by Park West and Lake Michigan, to the north by Lake View and to the West by West De Paul.

Its beautiful views of Lake Michigan, close proximity to downtown, along with its abundance of cultural, historical, and architectural pleasures make Wrightwood Neighbors a popular place for renters.

Wrightwood, Chicago, Cook County, IL Demographics

  • Total Population71,308
  • Female 35,945
    Male 35,363
  • Median Age30.3

Cost of Living in Wrightwood Neighbors

There are plenty of options for public transportation in Wrightwood Neighbors, including multiple city bus lines and rail lines that run throughout the city and also into downtown. The average cost for a one-way pass on the bus or rail is $2.25.

Dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant in Wrightwood Neighbors costs between $45 and $80, with the average meal costing about $60. Average utility costs in Wrightwood Neighbors are around $128.83 a month for items such as electricity, heating, and water.

Average Rent in Wrightwood, Chicago, Cook County, IL

  • Wrightwood, Chicago, Cook County, IL Average Rental Price, May 2020 $1,846 /mo

Wrightwood, Chicago, Cook County, IL Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,0008%
  • $1,001-$1,50037%
  • $1,501-$2,00023%
  • > $2,00031%

Wrightwood, Chicago, Cook County, IL Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 May / 2020
Wrightwood, Chicago, Cook County, IL $1,618 $1,699 $1,652 $1,726 $1,725 $1,764 $1,836 $1,870 $1,862 $1,846
National $1,337 $1,368 $1,371 $1,374 $1,408 $1,417 $1,422 $1,458 $1,466 $1,468

Living in Wrightwood Neighbors, Chicago

There are many pros to living in Wrightwood Neighbors, and with all the nearby attractions, you’ll always have something to do. Within walking distance, Wrightwood Neighbors residents can visit nearby Lincoln Park, Jonquil Park, or even Wrigley Field.

One of the few cons to the living in Wrightwood Neighbors is that due to its close proximity to uptown Chicago, the area can get a bit congested during morning and afternoon rush hour. You shouldn’t get discouraged though. With so many public transport and city rail lines, getting somewhere here should never be an issue.

Things to do in Wrightwood Neighbors

There are plenty of fun things to do in Wrightwood Neighbors. Whether it’s going out to grab a bite to eat and a drink, seeing a show, or just enjoying the parks and outdoor scenery, Wrightwood Neighbors has something for people of all ages.

Shoppers will thoroughly enjoy themselves here, as there is certainly no shortage of places to shop in and around Wrightwood Neighbors. One of the most popular spots is on North Clark Street, neighboring Lake View, where the street is lined with shops, art galleries, and friendly boutiques.

Whether you’re looking for something to do with kids in Wrightwood Neighbors, or you just want to get a taste of some of the area’s unique culture, residents and visitors can head to the Taste of Wrightwood. Other nearby attractions include the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum, and the Lincoln Park Conservatory.

Sports fans are in for a treat in Wrightwood Neighbors too, as the Chicago area prides itself with a team in every major professional sport. Within the Chicago city limits, residents can see the Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Fire (MLS), Chicago Cubs (MLB), and Chicago White Sox (MLB).

Employment and Economy

The unemployment in the greater Chicago area may be 5.9%, but there are plenty of major employers in the Chicago area that employ residents of Wrightwood Neighbors. Major industries of employment in Chicago include publishing, printing, manufacturing, and food processing, and Chicago is also the home to major companies like Baxter International, Abbott Laboratories, Archer Daniels Midland, and the Healthcare division of General Electric.

Wrightwood, Chicago, Cook County, IL Households

  • Total Number of Households33,584
  • Family 12,018
    Non-family 21,566
  • Children 5,403
    No Children 28,181
  • Average People Per Household2.01
  • Median Household Income$107,461
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,896

Education in Wrightwood Neighbors

The Wrightwood Neighbors area contains public, private, and charter schools, and notable schools in the area include Agassiz Elementary School, Louisa May Alcott Elementary School, Lincoln Park High School, and Ascott High School for the Humanities.

Wrightwood, Chicago, Cook County, IL Education Statistics

  • No High School2%
  • Some High School12%
  • Some College11%
  • Associate Degree3%
  • Bachelor Degree73%

Tips for Renting in Wrightwood Neighbors

The rights of renters in Wrightwood Neighbors are governed by Illinois state law. Illinois does have very strict rules regarding tenants’ security deposits, and state law requires landlords to hold security deposits in an FDIC insured account at a bank in the state of Illinois. When the security deposit is returned, the tenant receives any interest accrued on the deposit.

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