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    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
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Uptown is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 56,296. Uptown is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Uptown offers residents an 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
56,296

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$262,206
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$869
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Uptown Rankings

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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
    283
  • Murder
    15
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    254
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    241
    500
  • Theft
    1,745
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    194
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,028
National
$55,322
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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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!
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One of the major aspects that allured me to this area was the close proximity to Lake Michigan. Additionally, there are a variety of options for public transit almost everywhere you turn. Lastly, uptown is a very diverse area where you can find a variety of different cultures around every corner! However, one of the things I would like to see change is a decrease in violence and more community and local government support in aiding the homeless and the mental helth care in the area.
I specifically love the diversity form my neighborhood. It is culturally, ethnically, religiously diverse as well of lgbtq friendly. I would probably say that parking is terrible and maybe adding in permit parking or parking garages for residents would be great!