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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Uptown is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 57,973. Uptown is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Uptown offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Uptown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Uptown and residents tend to be liberal.
About Uptown...
Population
57,973

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,058
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$962
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    435.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    14.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    253.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    241.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,744.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    194.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,307
National
$55,322
Families with Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Uptown Reviews

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I've been living in this neighborhood for almost three years and my experience has been pretty good. Obviously if you live anywhere in Chicago violence is always going to happen regardless of where you live. Besides that, if you are someone who does not like long commute to the store or library then Uptown is for you. There are so many local stores around not to mention the nearby red and purple line train station. The proximity to the lakefront in Uptown is perfect! There's a running and bike trail for the locals or those who just want to get some fresh air. The people in this neighborhood come from all walks of life. The community is very diverse; you'll always see a friendly face when you walk down the street.
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I've lived here all my life! I enjoy living here as a teenager. Uptown is known to be one of Chicago's most diverse neighborhoods. Here you can get all types of Asian food thanks to Uptown's Argyle Street, also known as Asia on Argyle. Not just Asian food but a lot of culturally diverse food: Ethiopian Food, Nigerian Food, Mexican Food, etc. I really like living here because during the summer, I could just walk to the beach for a quick swim! My neighbors are really friendly too! From Uptown it's really easy to get to transportation to get anywhere in the city. You can use the Red Line to get to Downtown! You can take the 151 bus to Lincoln Park Zoo! I love living here!
Uptown is an amazing cultural neighborhood to visit and experience what Chicago has to offer. This older side of the city is home to many famous bars and theaters, places once frequented by characters like Al Capone himself! The food here is great and very diverse, with sensational cooks coming from all walks of life. Parks are aplenty and people are everywhere; it is a bussling and productive neighborhood in many respects!