Uptown has always been a community where people from diverse backgrounds come together. Community leaders are transforming that diversity into positive energy for the neighborhood bounded by Montrose Avenue, Foster Avenue, Clark Street and Lake Michigan. Uptown is close to the lakefront so residents and visitors can enjoy the many recreational activities that are available including Montrose Beach, Dog Park and Beach, Montrose Harbor, The Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary and the Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course.
The CTA’s Red Line serves the area with stops at Berwyn, Argyle, Lawrence, Wilson and Sheridan. Sheridan, Broadway and Lake Shore Drive express buses travel downtown. The Metra commuter train stops at Lawrence and Ravenswood.
Entertainment options include the Black Ensemble Theater, Pegasus Players Theatre, Aragon Ballroom, The Riviera Theater, and The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, which is legendary for its late- night jazz sets.