Uptown has a reputation as a laid-back entertainment destination where homeowners can get a lot of square footage for their money. Conveniently located alongside the Red Line train, It provides convenient access to downtown while retaining its quiet neighborhood charm and local flavor. Uptown's historic music venues, once frequented by gangsters such as Al Capone and John Dillinger, are still preserved by a community dedicated to preserving the neighborhood's intriguing identity.
The Loop by train, by car
Merchandise Mart by train, by car
Union Station by train, by car
Millennium Park by train, by car
East to West - Lake Michigan to Ravenswood and Clark
North to South -Foster Avenue to Montrose and Irving Park
Nearby Neighborhoods - Andersonville, Edgewater, and Ravenswood
$59,900 to $1,500,000
Median Sale Price:
Average $ per sq ft:
Association Fee Ranges:
$0, $35 to $2269/mo
1 to 6555 Sq. Ft.
Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
$94,900 to $3,650,000
0 to 7 Bedrooms
1 to 6 Bathrooms
1889 to 2022
With reasonably priced housing and quiet residential areas, Uptown is ideal for everyone from families to college students to artists. Expect to see fans lining up outside the Riviera Theatre, Aragon Ballroom, and Green Mill. Near the lake, you'll find Uptown residents taking a quiet break from the city with a walk through the park or perhaps taking a furry friend to Montrose Dog Beach.
WHAT TO EXPECT
An ideal spot for everyone from families to college students to artists.
A mix of urban and suburban feel.
Uptown's southernmost reaches have a decidedly urban feel, with vintage penthouses offering plenty of space and modern condominiums integrated with shopping districts and corner stores. The neighborhood to the north, near Andersonville, has a slightly more suburban feel, with fenced-in yards, spacious gardens, and plenty of street parking. The Red Line train travels through the neighborhood, stopping at Argyle, Lawrence, and Wilson. The Lakefront Trail and Montrose Beach are both within walking distance of residents living further east.
A fantastic place to spend an afternoon or evening.
West Argyle Street's local businesses will delight foodies and those interested in Asian and Asian American cultures. Whatever you call it, it's been dubbed New Chinatown, Little Saigon, Little Cambodia, Vietnamese Town, and Little Vietnam. This pedestrian- and bike-friendly stretch is brimming with shops, bakeries, and Vietnamese restaurants. Throughout the year, it also hosts special events, such as a weekly Argyle Night Market in the summer and an annual Lunar New Year celebration.
A surprisingly affordable north side lakeshore community, with great beaches and parks.
A reasonably priced north side lakeshore community with great beaches and parks, fantastic transit (which has recently been revamped) and walkability, celebrated diversity, authentic international eateries, consistent world-class entertainment, and hope for the revitalization of some of its historic icons.
If you are looking for lakeside living at an attainable price, look no further.
From housing to entertainment, Uptown screams affordability, especially when compared to the North Side. The neighborhood offers a variety of home styles, primarily townhomes and mid-rise condos, with a few single-family homes thrown in for good measure. Newer condo units closer to the lake offer a more luxurious side of Uptown.
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There’s plenty to do under a blue sky, too.
Uptown isn't just about jazz, cocktails, and cabaret. The area boasts an enviable stretch of coastline, complete with a beautiful beach (with a dog-friendly area), sports fields, and a bird sanctuary. The historic Graceland Cemetery is a less obvious, but perhaps equally enjoyable place to spend a summer afternoon. It was founded in 1860 and is a beautiful Victorian oasis within the city. Many of Chicago's most famous residents, including Jack Johnson, Marshall Field, and Roger Ebert, are buried here. Furthermore, the Morton Arboretum has certified the cemetery's tree collection.
Uptown's main transportation hubs are the Red Line stations on Lawrence Avenue and Wilson Drive. This line runs north-south along Lake Michigan's coast and will take you (almost) anywhere in Chicago. There are bus routes on Foster Avenue and Lawrence Avenue that run east/west and will take you to the beach or nearby Ravenswood. Take a north/south route along Marine Drive, Sheridan Road, North Broadway, or Clark Street if you need to get to Downtown. Traveling by car is a breeze thanks to the close proximity to Lake Shore Drive (but watch out for those high winds rolling off the lake), and parking is relatively easy to come by this far north.