River North

River North

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

About River North

If you're looking for trendy urban living in the heart of the city, look no further than River North. Between the luxury shopping on the Magnificent Mile and the beautiful city views found on the Riverwalk, there's never a shortage of things to see or do. Home to famous bars, nightclubs, art galleries, and more, River North attracts Chicagoans who want to experience it all.

Quick Facts

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

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.

Locals Love

  • 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

Neighborhood Reviews

4 Reviews

Love Living Here

Jennifer D
My husband and I moved to Chicago a little over a year ago and are so glad we landed in River North. We love the central location (I walk to work and he has easy access to the train) and feel like we have everything we need right in our neighborhood.

Becoming the place to be!

John W
Over the years River North has become the hot spot. Modern condos and new, hip restaurants are everywhere. Highly recommend!

Cool Spot!

Jen G
I love this bustling area of the city! Great restaurants and shopping. Its the place to be!

Upscale Neighborhood

Samantha R
River North is "the place to be" in many circles, which comes with pros and cons. There are a ton of great bars and clubs to go to that attract a business type crowd after work, but the area is also often filled with tourists clogging up cabs and sidewalks.
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