South of Edgewater and east of Lincoln Square is Uptown, a lakefront community with a rich history as one of Chicago real estate’s most popular neighborhoods and entertainment centers. Encompassing a number of desirable residential areas, Uptown’s ongoing revitalization includes attracting numerous national and boutique stores and shops, as well as well-known restaurants and coffee shops, especially along Broadway, which has become the community’s cultural and commercial hub.
Uptown’s exciting entertainment scene includes such well-known clubs as the Green Mill Jazz Club on the site of a former 1920’s speakeasy, the Aragon Ballroom, the Riviera Theater and the historic Uptown Theater, now shuttered but with restoration efforts underway. Uptown Square, the heart of the Uptown Entertainment District, has been designated a National Historic district. Uptown also offers two of Chicago’s most popular beaches, Foster Beach and Montrose Beach. The Montrose Harbor marina is used by both local and visiting boaters, and is the site of the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club.
Part of the Uptown community are the residential neighborhoods of Buena Park, Margate Park and Sheridan Park. Buena Park is an area of renovated condominiums, apartments and a few single-family homes including a historic district of 19th century Georgian and Prairie-style residences. Located next to Wrigleyville, it is just a short walk to Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, and also offers access to Lincoln Park. Margate Park is a lakefront neighborhood of tree-lined streets and architecturally important homes, as well as vintage condominiums and high-rises lining North Marina Drive overlooking the lake. Sheridan Park is a unique residential community with gracefully curving streets lined by large vintage homes as well as alternate housing choices including six-flats, apartments and converted condominiums.