Cultured by day, swelling with energy by night.
Once an old manufacturing and warehouse area, River North is now Chicago’s most fashionable and trendsetting neighborhood. Historic architecture is beautifully melded with modern design and amenities, and it’s only steps away to the city’s premier shopping along Michigan Avenue.
Dormant factories and industrial warehouses adapted by artists and entrepreneurs into workspaces in the 1970s and 1980s have since paved the way for a surge of new businesses. Today, the profoundly populated, culturally-rich area with converted lofts and stretches of upscale retail is always buzzing.
The Loop by train, by car
Merchandise Mart by train, by car
Union Station by train, by car
Millennium Park by train, by car
East to West Chicago River to Michigan Avenue
North to South Chicago Avenue to Chicago River
Nearby Neighborhoods Chicago Loop, Streeterville, Gold Coast, and New Eastside
$125,000 to $20,000,000
Median Sale Price:
Average $ per sq ft:
Association Fee Ranges:
$0, $0 to $10965/mo
500 to 14260 Sq. Ft.
Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
$189,900 to $8,000,000
0 to 7 Bedrooms
1 to 11 Bathrooms
1865 to 2022
One of the neighborhood’s biggest assets is its walk-to-work appeal; residents can quickly get to the office in the morning and just as easily find themselves at a popular bar after hours.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Young professionals and empty-nesters who live and work in the neighborhood.
A vibrant area dense with shops, art galleries, office spaces, restaurants, nightclubs, and people.
The round-the-clock atmosphere attracts people from all over, 24/7.
Infinite entertainment options within walking distance.
Just across the bridge from the Loop, this stylish, urban neighborhood has become a go-to district for art aficionados, shopaholics, foodies, and cocktail connoisseurs to live, work, and play.
A bonafide playground for grown-ups to explore at their leisure.
Once an old manufacturing and warehouse area, River North is now Chicago’s most fashionable and trendsetting neighborhood. Due to its downtown location and lack of single-family homes, it can be difficult settling down with a brood here. But it’s perfect for those looking to absorb all the city has to offer sans young children.
Luxury high-rises along the river and Victorian-era homes on tree-lined streets.
Most buildings are an enticing mix of mid-rise, turn-of-the-century lofts as well as coveted condos and rentals in high-rises with skyline views, all at skyward price points.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
Dramatic skyline views, varied architecture, and shops galore.
Some of Chicago’s oldest buildings still stand here as symbolic reminders of the city’s rebirth after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. The bridges and riverwalk offer incredible perspectives of these soaring, iconic structures, so be sure to look up for a moment when traversing from shop to shop.
River North residents have no trouble getting around the city. There are numerous train and bus lines within walking distance of the Loop, West Loop, Streeterville, and Gold Coast. River North is served by two stations on the Brown and Purple Lines, which will take you to the city's north/far northwest side and the Loop in no time. River North is served by three stops on the Red Line, which runs from Evanston to the southern end of the city. Several bus routes run through the neighborhood, taking you west to Wicker Park and east to Navy Pier. The expense of living in River North doesn't end at condos and clubs—expect surge pricing for rideshares after happy hours are over.
Taste of River North
The annual food and music lover's event, held in Ward Park along the Chicago River, leaves nothing to chance. Every season, over 35,000 people gather to sample some of River North's most dynamic restaurants, sip cold sudsy beer, and listen to the best party jams play out live on stage. Dogs are catered to with their own food and activities at the family-friendly Taste of River North, while kids play in a dedicated children's area and artisans set up shop. This year's River North Residents Association festival includes some surprises in addition to the usual mix of hot eats, cold drinks, and morning exercises to prepare the body for three fun-filled days dedicated to the River North good life.