What you need to know

Uptown is one of Chicago’s busiest residential neighborhoods, which also features landmark music venues, like the Aragon Ballroom, as well as a variety of food offerings from around the globe, from Ethiopian to Thai. Uptown’s stretch of Broadway Avenue includes some of the best jazz spots and bars, including the historic and cozy Green Mill. Montrose Beach is nearby, where Chicagoans gather for BBQs and swimming in the spring, summer, and fall. Uptown offers a little bit of everything Chicago has to offer.

Population: 69,715
Zip: 60640, 60613

Communities: Buena Park, Sheridan Park, Ravenswood, Andersonville, Winnemac
Major CTA Stops: Argyle, Lawrence, and Wilson (Red Line), Ravenswood (Metra UP-N)