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.
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.
Young professionals and empty nesters who live and work in the neighborhood.
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
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 bona-fide playground for grown-ups to explore at their leisure.
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.