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Renter’s Guide to Uptown

Uptown is just 8 miles north of downtown Chicago, and borders neighborhoods like Buena Park, Sheridan Park, Ravenswood, and Andersonville. Population-wise, it’s 5 times smaller than Chicago proper, and popular with professionals who work downtown. In the US, only Manhattan’s commercial business district is larger than Chicago’s, and Time Out magazine calls it the “Best City in the World”. Some of the top restaurants and educational institutions in the country are located in the city, as well as world-class entertainment and cultural opportunities. It’s also close to Lake Michigan and its numerous beaches, making it even more appealing.

Cost of Living in Uptown

Although it is a little higher than the national average, the cost of living in and around Chicago is still mostly affordable. In Uptown, utilities cost around $180 a month for a 900-square-foot apartment. A casual 3-course meal for two in a sit-down restaurant costs around $60. Also, Uptown is close to several public transportation options. Getting around on the CTA Red Line, which runs through Uptown to Andersonville, starts at $2.25 one-way, or take the METRA rail system for $2.75 and up.

Average Rent in Uptown Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Uptown Chicago, Chicago, IL Average Rental Price, February 2020 $1,174 /mo

Uptown Chicago, Chicago, IL Apartment Rent Ranges

  • < $5002%
  • $501-$7005%
  • $701-$1,00031%
  • $1,001-$1,50045%
  • $1,501-$2,00013%
  • > $2,0004%

Uptown Chicago, Chicago, IL Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Feb / 2020
Uptown Chicago, Chicago, IL $1,092 $1,111 $1,106 $1,090 $1,093 $1,143 $1,153 $1,194 $1,174
National $1,350 $1,382 $1,385 $1,388 $1,423 $1,431 $1,434 $1,469 $1,474

Living in Uptown, Chicago

Of course, living in Uptown means a quick trip into the city, which is especially important for commuters. Some of the advantages of living in Uptown include great views of the lake, as well as proximity to it. As for music lovers, they can rejoice because this neighborhood is close to numerous concert venues. One disadvantage of living in Uptown is that it has numerous nursing homes and drug rehabilitation centers.

Things to do in Uptown, Chicago

Uptown is a hub for entertainment. The Uptown Entertainment District features plenty of things to do, like catching a concert at venues like the Aragon Ballroom or the Riviera Theater. Another fun thing to do in Uptown is taking a ride on a Chicago Gangster tour, which shuttles visitors to the stomping grounds of infamous figures like Al Capone and John Dillinger. Lincoln Park is also located in Uptown, and features athletic fields, a dog park, skate park, and a golf course, as well as Montrose Beach. For a taste of Southeast Asia, head to Argyle Street for cuisine and culture.

Employment and Economy

Multinational companies like Chase Bank, United Airlines, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Morton Salt are headquartered in Chicago. Tech companies are increasingly locating to Chicago, as well, and that’s good news, given the city’s unemployment rate. Uptown residents have the advantage of a short commute to work if they’re lucky enough to work downtown.

Education in Uptown

Uptown’s schools are in the Chicago Public Schools system, many of which are featured in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of the best schools in the country. Uptown is home to several colleges: Harry S. Truman College, St. Augustine College, and American Islamic College.

Tips for renting in Uptown

One of the unique advantages of renting in Chicago is that it has landmark legislation that applies to renter’s rights. The Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance protects renters in Uptown. It clearly outlines the responsibilities of both landlords and tenants, such as what constitutes timely repairs, how much notification is necessary before a landlord can terminate a lease, and other issues.

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