Today we are taking you to a lakeshore community with great beaches and parks, easy transit, walkability, authentic international eateries, and entertainment. If you guessed Uptown, you are right!
It started as a glitzy entertainment district in the roaring 20s and 30s, famed for its movie studios, theaters, concert venues, and jazz bars. To this day, you can find the Rivera Theatre and Aragon Ballroom built in the early 20th century, as well as smaller indie theaters dispersed around the neighborhood.
You can’t miss the legendary Green Mill – a prohibition-era jazz club made famous as Al Capone’s favorite hang-out spot. Rumor has it that his ghost can still be spotted hanging around the bar. Uptown was hit hard during the Great Depression. But after a period of decline, the neighborhood is experiencing a burgeoning renaissance. New residential development and trendy businesses are coming in every year. Come enjoy the stretch of coastline, with a beautiful beach, including a dog-friendly area, sports fields, and a bird sanctuary.
History lovers will like exploring the Graceland Cemetery, a beautifully designed Victorian oasis and a resting place for many famous Chicagoans such as Marshall Field, Jack Jonson, David Burnham, and Roger Ebert.
Uptown has long been known for being one of the city's most diverse neighborhoods. Asian, Caribbean, European, and African immigrants have called the neighborhood home for generations. As a result, you can find many authentic ethnic food places around Uptown.
Uptown is affordable compared to other lakefront neighborhoods, with the average home valued at just over $300k. If you decide to call Uptown home, we will help you find the perfect place.