Uptown Apartments

Welcome to Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Nestled on the city’s North Side, Uptown delivers urban energy, historic charm, and an ever-growing inventory of luxury apartments.

Uptown at a Glance


  • No major universities


  • Weiss Memorial Hospital
  • Thorek Hospital Andersonville


  • Highway 41 (Lake Shore Drive)


  • Wilson Station: Purple/Red Line 
  • Lawrence Station: Purple/Red Line 
  • Argyle Station: Purple/Red Line 
  • Damen Station: Brown Line
  • Montrose Station: Brown Line 


  • Route 36
  • Route 78
  • Route 136
  • Route 146
  • Route 147
  • Route 148
  • Route 151

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Living in Uptown

Looking for apartments for rent in Uptown, Chicago? Your search stops here. Discover the epitome of urban living just north of the heart of the Windy City. 

Nestled in the vibrant North Side neighborhood, Uptown’s best apartments offer a unique blend of style, comfort, and convenience. Whether you’re a young professional seeking a chic city retreat or a family looking for the perfect urban neighborhood to call home, Uptown luxury apartments cater to every lifestyle.

The greater Uptown area – including Edgewater and Ravenswood – is known for its eclectic vibe and bustling entertainment scene. With a variety of theaters, music venues, and dining options right at your doorstep, you’ll never run out of things to do. Lake Michigan’s serene beaches are just a short stroll away, offering a perfect escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Uptown and Edgewater apartments are thoughtfully designed with modern amenities and design. Spacious floor plans, gourmet kitchens, and awesome views of the downtown skyline are just a few of the perks you’ll enjoy when you choose to call Uptown home.

Explore the available apartments for rent in Edgewater, Uptown, and Ravenswood, and experience North Side living at its finest! Your dream Uptown apartment is just a click away.

The Food Scene in Uptown

If you want to live near great restaurants, put the Uptown neighborhood on your list! 

Uptown has also become a go-to neighborhood for foodies who want to explore outside of popular (and busy!) spots in the West Loop and River North. Uptown’s best restaurants boast diverse and vibrant menus, and when you rent in Uptown, your favorite spots might be right around the corner! 

From table-service restaurants to counter-service gems and top-notch take-out spots, the Uptown area has it all. 

For an unforgettable table-service experience, look no further than the celebrated Demera Ethiopian Restaurant. With its warm ambiance and flavorful dishes, Demera offers its guests an aromatic world of Ethiopian cuisine. The injera bread and savory stews are must-tries.

If you’re in the mood for some quick counter-service bites, head to Tank Noodle, a Vietnamese restaurant that consistently impresses with its authentic flavors. The extensive menu features an array of pho, banh mi, and spring rolls. 

Is it an Uber Eats night? You’ll want to try the best take-out in Uptown, and Sun Wah BBQ is a true standout. Their Peking duck and BBQ pork are legendary, making it a go-to spot for a quick and mouthwatering meal to enjoy in the comfort of your own apartment.

Things to Do in Uptown

Rent in Uptown, and you’ll never run out of fun things to do. Living on Chicago’s North Side means you’re close to parks and recreation, including Lake Michigan. Uptown also has lots of awesome theater and art options. But a fun day in Uptown, Edgewater, or Ravenswood doesn’t have to be packed full of things to do – a leisurely afternoon spent exploring the neighborhood’s shops and cafes is also super fun. We recommend checking out these spots:

  • Aragon Ballroom
  • Uptown Underground
  • Montrose Beach
  • Graceland Cemetery
  • Lillstreet Art Center
  • The Riviera Theatre

Fun Fact

Uptown was once home to Essanay Studios, a historic film studio where the legendary Charlie Chaplin started his film career in 1915. Chaplin filmed several iconic movies here, including “The Tramp.” Over 100 years later, the building still stands on a quiet block on West Argyle Street.

Shopping in Uptown

Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood offers diverse shopping options to cater to its residents. Whether you’re looking for grocery and convenience stores, small business boutiques, or big-box retailers, Uptown has you covered.

For everyday essentials, the neighborhood boasts several convenience stores, including CVS and Walgreens. A Jewel-Osco is walkable from many of the apartment buildings in Uptown, and Edgewater is home to a killer Whole Foods. There are two Mariano’s in Uptown. One at Sheridan and Foster and another just west in Ravenswood. And for Aldi lovers, there’s one in Uptown and another in Edgewater. Can’t live without Target? Uptown has a huge Target with groceries and convenient parking. 

If you’re in the mood for a unique shopping experience, Uptown’s small business boutiques are a must-visit. You can explore the eclectic collection of vintage shops, thrift stores, and specialty boutiques along North Broadway and Lawrence Avenue. Discover one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories, and home decor items that reflect the neighborhood’s rich cultural diversity.

If you’re up for a little adventure, head north to Andersonville, just a few blocks west of the Edgewater neighborhood. The shops along Clark Street are super fun to explore.

Recreation and Parks in Uptown

If you love the outdoors, you’ll love renting an apartment in Uptown. The neighborhood offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoying green spaces. A popular spot to hang out in Uptown is Montrose Beach, one of the best beaches in Chicago! Next to the beach is Montrose Harbor, where you can rent boats or take a leisurely stroll along the harbor walls. The harbor is also home to the Magic Hedge, a renowned bird-watching spot that attracts bird enthusiasts year-round.

Just a bit north in Edgewater, is Foster Beach and Park. You’ll discover acres upon acres of green space, sports fields, a dog park and so much more.

For a more urban park experience, Graceland Cemetery is a unique historical site worth exploring. It combines beautiful landscaping with a fascinating history, featuring the final resting places of prominent figures, including architect Daniel Burnham and several Chicago mayors.

Uptown also offers easy access to the scenic Lakefront Trail, where you can bike, jog, or take a walk and enjoy the picture-perfect views of the city skyline and the lake.

Public Transit in Uptown

When you live in Chicago, having public transit options near your home is a huge plus. The greater Uptown neighborhood has really great access to convenient options, making it a great place to move to, no matter where you work in Chicago.

The CTA Red/Purple Line skirts the east side of Uptown and Edgewater, and the Brown Line is accessible in Ravenswood. Hop onto the train and zip to downtown Chicago in about 30 minutes. Bus lines and Divvy bike rental are also easy to come by in Uptown. Roll to the beach, bars, restaurants, and shopping in easy style.

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If you’re in the market for a luxury apartment in Chicago, you’ve landed in the right spot. At HotSpot Apartment Rentals, we’re experts in Chicago’s best downtown apartments and know each neighborhood in and out. Together, we’ll discover the neighborhood and apartment that fits your lifestyle, budget, wants, and needs.

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