Uptown is a neighborhood on the far north side of Chicago that borders Lake Michigan. Major streets in the area include North Lake Shore Drive, Sheridan Road, Montrose Avenue and Lawrence Avenue. Neighborhood residents can use public transportation to traverse the city by bus or train.
There's plenty to do in the way of entertainment in Uptown. The Aragon Ballroom and Rivera Theater host live performances, such as music events. For a more low-key night, visit the Green Mill, a jazz lounge that used to be frequented by notorious gangster Al Capone.
Uptown is a very diverse neighborhood and includes the Little Vietnam and New China areas. Eat dinner at a variety of restaurants that take your taste buds on a trip around the world without ever leaving the neighborhood.
The Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary is located right on the lake. Prairie restoration has brought new life to the area, attracting native birds of all kinds. Rarely full of people, the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary is a quiet oasis in the heart of busy Uptown.
The neighborhood is home to several large park spaces, including several beaches. Cricket Hill is a park near the lake. There is a boating dock there, as well as athletic fields and the Montrose Wilson Dog Beach.