About River North
Current Prices: $189,900 to $8,000,000
Closed Prices: $125,000 to $20,000,000
Median Sale Price: $420,000
Average $ per sq ft: $480
Association Fee Ranges: $0, $0 to $10965/mo
Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
Age: 1865 to 2022
Sq. Ft.: 500 to 14260 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 0 to 7 Bedrooms
Bathrooms: 1 to 11 Bathrooms
Getting Around River North
Around River North
On the west side of River North, residents often call luxury condos and high-rises home. Farther east near Lake Michigan, townhomes can also be found. Many years ago River North was a warehouse district, so those looking for a more unconventional home can opt for a repurposed loft space.
The sheer number of condo units in River North make it slightly more accessible and competitively priced than its neighbors, but don't expect a great value here, as the price per square foot is even higher than in the illustrious Gold Coast and Streeterville. Still, the neighborhood is worthwhile for residents who want to walk to work, dinner, and any kind of cocktail you can shake a tiki torch at.
River North is home to the largest concentration of restaurants in Chicago, and new ones are opening all the time. Whether you're looking for a community staple like Gibson's Steakhouse or a trendy up-and-coming wine bar, River North is the place to go. Dine with a view at one of the restaurants nestled within the Riverwalk or eat at any of the Zagat-rated institutions just off the Magnificent Mile.
Because River North has so much to offer, it attracts tourists and locals alike, so even a Saturday stroll to the store will be a bustling affair. While residents who live in this neighborhood also tend to work in the area, out-of-towners flock to it all days of the week for the shopping, dining, and nightlife.
River North is king when it comes to bars and nightlife. Grab a bite at any of the stylish local spots and follow it up with drinks at one of the local piano bars. Expect to pay a cover at most of the local watering holes and prepare for a dress code at some. If the bar scene isn't your cup of tea, River North is also home to a number of art galleries, museums, and theaters.
Head out for brunch and a day of antiquing at local boutiques or check out some of the architectural landmarks of the neighborhood. Head to Navy Pier for a ride on the iconic ferris wheel, followed by a boat cruise with enviable city views. Rent a bike and take on the lakefront trails, appreciating the local nature interspersed among the skyscrapers.
Residents have no problem getting around the city in River North. In walking distance of the Loop, West Loop, Streeterville, and Gold Coast, there are also multiple train and bus lines. The Brown and Purple Lines—which will take you to the north/far northwest side of the city and to the Loop in no time—have a couple of stations in River North. The Red Line, which will take you as far north as Evanston and to the southern end of the city, has three stops in River North. Within the neighborhood are multiple bus routes, 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.
- Always being at the forefront of new restaurants and bars
- Having everything at their fingertips
- Proximity to trains and buses that will take you almost anywhere else in the city
- The exclusivity and luxury of local institutions
Locals Don't Love
- Lengthy waits at local bars and restaurants
- Sky-high prices on everything from groceries to parking
- The crowds of out-of-towners
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