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Uptown (Area 3) is one of Chicago's 77 official community areas.

It spans the area from Irving Park Rd (4000 N) to Foster Ave (5200 N), from Lake Michigan west to Clark St south of Montrose and west to Ravenswood Ave (1800 W) north of Montrose. Uptown includes a number of smaller neighborhoods: Buena Park, Clarendon Park, Margate Park and Sheridan Park, among others. Uptown is north of Lake View, south of Edgewater and east of Ravenswood.

ZIP codes: 60640, 60613.

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Reside at 823 apartments, 823 W Buena, Buena Park

823 W Buena

Reside at 823 is a 4-story, 44-unit apartment building at 823 W Buena in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown. The first floor front of the brick building, which was built in the 1920s, has an elaborate terra cotta façade. The motif of fluted columns and fleur-de-lis is repeated in the interior ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2014
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Reside at 849 apartments, 849 W Buena, Buena Park

Reside at 849

Reside at 849 is a 4-story, 61-unit courtyard building at 849 W Buena in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown. The yellow-brick building, built in the 1920s, is notable for its rhythmic array of bay windows looking out onto a landscaped courtyard. Reside at 849 has undergone substantial renovation since its acquisition ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 13, 2014
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The after-party hangover at Sheridan Park’s Dover Courts

Dover Courts

More than six years ago I wandered into a “developer close-out” party at Dover Courts, 4601-17 N Dover in the Sheridan Park neighborhood in Uptown. At the time, the 64-unit double-courtyard condominium was said to be 70% sold. A 3-bedroom was being offered at $344,900. One-bedrooms started at $184,900 and all the two-bedrooms were reported ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 12, 2014
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Reside on Clarendon apartments, 4157 N Clarendon, Buena Park

Reside on Clarendon

Reside on Clarendon is a 9-story, 115-unit apartment building at 4157 N Clarendon in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown. The building, which was completed in 1928, follows a classic architectural order with a limestone base, a brick shaft and a terra cotta capital on its street-facing facades. The east and south ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 12, 2014
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4100 N Marine apartments, 4100 N Marine Dr, Buena Park

4100 N Marine Dr

4100 N Marine is a 19-story, 187-unit apartment tower at 4100 N Marine Dr in the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown, a block north of Lakeview. 4100 N Marine was built in 1958. A group headed by David Malkov was the developer and the architecture firm was a predecessor of Solomon Cordwell & Buenz. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 11, 2014
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Somerset Place – is Uptown ready for upscale rentals?

Somerset Place

It’s been 10 years since I’ve been in Somerset Place, 5009 N Sheridan Rd in the Margate Park neighborhood in Uptown. At the time it was a place where you didn’t want to linger. It’s been over six years since I stopped by and took the above shots. I pass through the area periodically, but ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 25, 2014
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Alderman’s Facebook page announces new Ravenswood development

Aerial view Clark & Lawrence

News about new developments surfaces in many venues. On April 12th, the Facebook page for 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar announced a proposed development at the northwest corner of Clark and Lawrence, a site that’s been vacant for more than half a dozen years. The site is zoned B2-3, which would allow a mixed-use retail ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 15, 2014
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Only 3 townhomes left at Backyard Andersonville

Backyard Andersonville

Twenty of the 23 townhomes have been sold at BackYard Andersonville, 4832 N Clark St in Ravenswood. The model home, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath priced in the mid-$400s is available for immediate occupancy. Phase II began construction a few weeks ago and occupancy is slated for the fall. Two 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes are available in Phase ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 1, 2014
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Phase II of Backyard Andersonville poised to break ground

Backyard Andersonville

Phase I of BackYard Andersonville is nearing completion, and the project will break ground on the nine-unit Phase II within a few weeks, according to Heather Gustafson of CMK Realty. Four of the Phase II units are under contract. The remaining two-story rowhomes, at 4832 N Clark St, are priced from the $430s. You can ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 21, 2014
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Grading Flats Chicago – Incomplete, Fail

5718 N Winthrop

As Flats Chicago cranks up its hype machine with an eye on the spring rental market, we’ll try to provide an occasional reality check. Start with the current screen cap from Flats’ website: reservations were being taken last June for four buildings, only one of which has apartments ready for occupancy. But first, a look ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 3, 2014

Flats Chicago – proceed with caution, renters

5718 N Winthrop

We’ve been following the progress – or lack thereof – on Flats Chicago buildings for some time. Our interest was initially piqued by what struck us as a near-zero correlation between the company’s hype and the facts behind it. Back in June we reported, with a skepticism not exhibited in other media reports, Flats Chicago’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2013
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Apartments in Buena Park, Ravenswood, Sheridan Park or just Uptown?

Blue light camera

Buena Park, just north of Lake View and west of Lincoln Park, is one of the more desirable parts of the Uptown community, so it’s natural that an apartment owner might lay claim to the neighborhood name for a nearby property. A part of the Uptown community, west of Clark St between Montrose and Foster, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 19, 2013
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Media math not very sharp on Flats Chicago

1020 W Lawrence

Nearly a year ago the Sun-Times’ David Roeder reported that the seven buildings being branded as Flats Chicago totaled 1,200 units. Two days ago Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported that Flats Chicago was adding the troubled Lawrence House, 1020 W Lawrence in Uptown, to its portfolio. Flats Chicago’s Jay Michael was quoted as saying ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 8, 2013
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Innovative rowhomes at Backyard Andersonville

Ranquist, Horowitz, Pappageorge

Backyard Andersonville is unusual in a number of respects. The development’s 23 rowhomes are on a large site that belies its Clark Street address by being tucked behind two mid-rise buildings. The architecture is a departure in style for the firm of Pappageorge Haymes in its clean lines, exterior cladding and two-story height. Backyard Andersonville ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 25, 2013
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Will flat-out hype fall flat at Flats Chicago?

4875 N Magnolia Chicago

In my experience, when hype runs far ahead of performance in real estate the performance more often than not falls flat. Will that prove to be the case at Flats Chicago, a hyper-active attempt to conjure a positive brand for a group of buildings with troubled histories and sub-par locations? Flats Chicago has garnered a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 19, 2013
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New condos and rowhomes, and Easter eggs at Chase Park

Chase Park

Chase Park is one of Chicago’s great neighborhood parks. It has a full complement of physical facilities — an outdoor pool, running track, tennis courts, playground, ball fields and a field house with fitness center and theater. The park is typically flooded with people participating in a wide variety of activities, programs and special events. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 1, 2013
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Snap-shot: Andersonville condo sales

4846 N Clark St Chicago

The Andersonville neighborhood will see its first major new construction condos since 2008 in the form of townhouses at 4832 N Clark. The attached townhouse development is an exciting addition and expansion of housing units in this popular North Side area. Let’s take a look at how Andersonville area condo sales are doing (attached homes ...

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Posted by Eric Rojas on March 19, 2013
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Apartments slated for former Uptown hellhole

Somerset Place

Add yet another project to Chicago’s rental apartment boom. Somerset Place, an Uptown hellhole that was shut down by the state three years ago, will be transformed into rental apartments. The building, at 5009 N Sheridan, began its life as the 441-room Somerset Hotel. According to a recent announcement from FitzGerald Associates Architects: FitzGerald has ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 27, 2013
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The Sheridan Park 6-flats, built to look like mansions

Bryan Lathrop House, Chicago

The 6-flat has long been one of Chicago’s most popular housing types – so popular, in fact, that you can find very few in lakefront neighborhoods that haven’t been converted to condominiums. One of the densest concentrations of architecturally-interesting 6-flats can be found in the Sheridan Park neighborhood in Uptown. Sheridan Park is home to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 22, 2013
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Twenty-three new rowhomes slated for Andersonville

Andersonville rowhomes

The past half-dozen years have seen almost no new construction of rowhomes in the Andersonville area, despite the neighborhood’s increasing popularity. CMK Realty has just begun marketing 23 new rowhomes, priced from the $420s, on the large stretch of vacant land just west of 4846 N Clark St. The homes will have two-car attached garages ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 14, 2013