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Best For: Diverse Crowds, Music Lovers, Cheaper Alternatives


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About Uptown

Uptown may be the face of Chicago gentrification over the past several years as the neighborhood as seen rapid change. While still very much in the thralls of downtown living with it’s bars and restaurants along Broadway and Wilson, there are long stretches of quiet streets, offering a nice balance.

Music lovers will want to check out the Aragon Ballroom and other music venues in Uptown after grabbing a drink at The Green Mill Lounger. Others will find the convenience of Montrose Beach a plus.

Uptown, being further north than Lakeview and Lincoln Park, offers more affordable housing options at the expense of a longer commute downtown.


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Living in Uptown

Learn more about schools, local reviews, safety, commuting, demographics, and developments.

Living in Uptown

See what it's like to live in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

Uptown Chicago - Curbed Chicago

Every aspect of living in Chicago, for people who care about their city, their streets, and their homes.


Eating in Uptown

Where are the best and hottest new restaurants?

Uptown Chicago - Eater Chicago

Food news and dining guides for Chicago.

The 10 Best Places near Uptown, Chicago, IL - Yelp

Browsing all of Uptown, Chicago, IL - Tweet, Hopleaf, Tank Noodle, Taste of Lebanon Restaurant, Sun Wah Bar-B-Que, Demera Ethiopian Restaurant, Loving Heart, Tiztal Cafe, Ora, Ba Le Sandwich