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Read more about Nick Velicka, number one properties agent in Chicago.

Take a glimpse of my life as a properties agent in Chicago. You can read interesting stories and random trivias behind every property in the city.

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Wicker Park

🧐How did the Wicker Park neighborhood come about? Incorporated into the city limits in 1837, Wicker Park mostly sat idle, until brothers Charles G. and

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Goose Island

🤓Where does the name Goose Island come from?  If the beer was your first guess…it definitely predates the Goose Island Beer Company, which didn’t get

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Bucktown

Why is Bucktown called Bucktown? Now a very upscale neighborhood with tons of restaurants, bars, shops, the 606 trail, and million dollar single family homes.

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Lincoln Park

How did the neighborhood of Lincoln Park get its name? The obvious would be after the 1,200-acre park by the same name. However, before 1860

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