Welcome to Uptown. The North Side Uptown neighborhood is brimming with history, from its buildings to central Uptown Square. During the 1920s, Uptown’s new commercial center was named Broadway after its New York cousin.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Where movie stars and gangsters once roamed, live music rules venues today. From the iconic Green Mill jazz club to the Aragon Ballroom to the Riveria Theater, all genres have a home in Upton. Other live entertainment options include the Black Ensemble Theater and Chicago Magic Lounge.
Other cultural delights await from art galleries to indie bookstores. Diverse restaurants and cafés provide gathering, and eating, spots. Cuisines in Uptown crisscross the globe from Chinese to Southeast Asian to Ethiopian to Mexican.
High-rises to vintage homes, courtyard condominiums to stately mansions provide tantalizing options for house shoppers. The southern half of Uptown includes more multi-family dwellings, the northern half has more houses with yards and gardens.
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Accessing the Lakefront Trail is one of the best ways to experience and travel to Chicago, or you can stay in the neighborhood at Montrose Beach, which has a bird sanctuary, skate park, volleyball, and a popular dog beach.