EXPLORE CHICAGO’S UPTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD
This diverse Northside neighborhood is bordered by the beautiful Montrose beach on the east side and offers great options for food and entertainment down Broadway Avenue. The lakefront high-rises and surrounding courtyard-style buildings make this a popular option for young professionals looking for condos and rentals close to the CTA Red Line and nearby Purple Line. The neighborhood has a rich nightlife and an assortment of entertainment options due to the concentration of theaters in the area, which include the Aragon Ballroom, the Riviera Theater, and the newly renovated Uptown Theater.
After World War II, the neighborhood saw a decline due to economic factors and many people moved out, which led the affordable neighborhood to become a popular starting point for immigrants. The neighborhood maintains its diversity today due to the waves of immigrants that have left their mark in the neighborhood. Most notably, the Asian immigrant families have transformed the area surrounding the Argyle Red Line Station into what is known as the “Asia on Argyle” district, a hub of Chinese and Southeast Asian culture and businesses. The neighborhood is also home to many social work organizations, including the American Indian Center, St. Augustine’s Center for American Indians, and Alternatives, to name a few. The city also designated Sheridan Park and Buena Park as historic districts in Uptown, ensuring residents that new development will not alter the neighborhood’s unique charm.