Chicago – Uptown

Bordered by Irving Park Road, Foster Avenue, Clark Avenue, and Lake Michigan; Uptown neighborhood is a large community that rubs up against Lakeview and Edgewater. It includes beautiful pocket neighborhoods such as Buena Park, Margate Park and Sheridan Park.

Location & Area

  • North Boundary: 5200 N Foster
  • South Boundary: 4000 N Irving Park
  • East Boundary: ~200 W Lake Michigan
  • West Boundary: 1600 W Ashland
  • Primary Zip Code: 60640

Current Trends and Facts of Uptown Chicago

Right off the shores of Lake Michigan’s Foster Beach and Montrose Harbor, Uptown neighborhood offers residents easy access to Lake Shore Drive and Lincoln Park, the stretch of parks and beaches along Lake Michigan. There are many opportunities for biking, volleyball, fishing and boating. There is even a sled hill for wintertime enthusiasts.

Uptown neighborhood is home of the Green Mill, once a speakeasy of the infamous Al Capone. The Green Mill is a world-class destination for jazz musicians and enthusiasts. It also boasts Aragon Ballroom and the Riviera Nightclub, two of the more popular mid-sized entertainment venues in Chicago. Historically a very popular tourist destination, the current Uptown Entertainment District is home to various music venues, nightclubs, restaurants and shops. The Uptown Entertainment District is now experiencing a revival, with new restaurants and shops opening every year.