In the golden age, Uptown was a booming entertainment district. Charlie Chaplin produced his earliest films at Essanay Studios, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington played the Aragon Ballroom, Al Capone held court at the Green Mill, and the celluloid heroes of the talkie-era came to life on the silver screen at the Riviera Theater.
Today the Uptown neighborhood is on the comeback. There is park space galore, tennis courts, soccer fields, and easy access to the beach. Plus, an ever increasing population of Chinese and Vietnamese has produced a generous mix of ethnic grocers and restaurants in an Uptown area.
There are many high-rise apartment buildings in Uptown, as well as low-rise courtyard complexes, four-and-ones, and greystone multi-flats. Uptown includes three sub-neighborhoods that can each be searched separately on domu -- Margate Park, Sheridan Park, and Buena Park.