Tag: Uptown

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Strong third quarter single-family sales on Chicago’s north side

Strong third quarter single-family sales on Chicago’s north side

The three months ending September 30 were a boon to single family home sales in several key north side neighborhoods, including Edgewater (up 91% [...]
Yesterday’s McMansions become today’s mansions

Yesterday’s McMansions become today’s mansions

It’s anachronistic to refer to a home built in the early 1900s as a McMansion. There were no golden arches in 1906 when the home at 920 W Cast [...]
Quote of the day: a symbol of Uptown’s ongoing dilapidation

Quote of the day: a symbol of Uptown’s ongoing dilapidation

It's been about 35 years since I first met an enthusiast for the Uptown Theatre and heard tales of its imminent revival and its promise to transfo [...]
Sheridan Park (mostly) open house gallery

Sheridan Park (mostly) open house gallery

Uptown Update has a list of 13 condos that are part of a coordinated open house effort this coming Sunday, September 11. The units range in size f [...]
Ten years later, buyers under water at Uptown’s Polo Tower

Ten years later, buyers under water at Uptown’s Polo Tower

We first mentioned Polo Tower, a 189-unit high-rise condo conversion at 4180 N Marine Dr in Uptown, in October of 2001, in the print edition of ou [...]
Cooperative living at Stone Soup Ashland

Cooperative living at Stone Soup Ashland

If you like having lots of roommates you might want to check out Stone Soup Ashland, a cooperative living arrangement in a 100-year old convent wi [...]
Andersonville and Uptown – hot or not?

Andersonville and Uptown – hot or not?

The Andersonville Daily, reprising an earlier Crain's article, touts Andersonville and Uptown (actually, ZIP code 60640) as having experienced the [...]
Riding the Red Line: Argyle

Riding the Red Line: Argyle

Last Friday I made my way to the Argyle Red Line station, located in a part of Uptown known as the West Argyle Street Historic District, New China [...]
Riding the Red Line: Wilson

Riding the Red Line: Wilson

Today's stop: the Wilson Red Line station in Uptown. It only smelled a little on the day I shot footage. Watch all of my Riding the Red Line vi [...]
Yo’s Believe It or Not: The Abbott House fence

Yo’s Believe It or Not: The Abbott House fence

Last month Curbed reported that the landmark Abbott House at 4605 N Hermitage Ave in Uptown had closed for $1.6 million. We recently picked up a b [...]
Stuff that sells: Landmark Abbott House sells for $1.6M

Stuff that sells: Landmark Abbott House sells for $1.6M

Curbed's Mark Boyer reports on the sale of the landmark Dr. Wallace C. Abbott House, a 120-year-old Queen Anne at 4605 N Hermitage Ave in Uptown. [...]
Rainbo Village’s unlucky charms

Rainbo Village’s unlucky charms

Sellers at Rainbo Village aren't looking for pots of gold. The only prize at the end of their Rainbo experience will be the relief of moving on. [...]
Do winter pains equal buyer gains in Uptown?

Do winter pains equal buyer gains in Uptown?

The forecast for unit #1 at 4913 N Ashland Ave in Uptown was bleak, even before we entered the deep freeze of winter. The 3,500 square-foot, five-b [...]

Sex offenders opt for Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

There are lots of sites where you can check whether there are any registered sex offenders in your neighborhood. The State Sex Offender Registry has t [...]
New Chinatown becoming more Chinese

New Chinatown becoming more Chinese

The "New Chinatown" appellation never sat right with me  -- yes, the area around Argyle Street in Uptown is a distinctly Asian corridor, but many [...]
Castlewood Terrace home now available at ’02 sale price

Castlewood Terrace home now available at ’02 sale price

When I toured this three-bedroom / 3.5-bath home at 920 W Castlewood Terrace in Margate Park last March, it was priced at just under $1.6 million. [...]
Curbed Cup scandals, NY and Chicago editions

Curbed Cup scandals, NY and Chicago editions

Curbed New York discovered ballot-stuffing in its Curbed Cup matchup between Park Slope and Roosevelt Island. In Chicago, Uptown surpassed Ri [...]
Searching for stability in Chicago neighborhoods

Searching for stability in Chicago neighborhoods

Jeff Baird is a real estate valuation consultant based in Chicago. He founded Lakeshore Analytics to bring comprehensive, understandable housing d [...]

Woodstock: How eight lakeside locations fared in first-half foreclosure filings

A couple weeks ago, the Woodstock Institute released foreclosure numbers for the first six months of 2010 (PDF), broken down by community area. Listed [...]
Is Uptown going down?

Is Uptown going down?

Uptown Update (UU) has been one of my favorite neighborhood blogs since its launch. It offered a fresh, generally upbeat look at people and places [...]
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