River North Real Estate
Bordered on the South and West by the Chicago River, on the North by 800 Chicago Avenue, and on the East by 150 E Michigan Avenue, this unique patch of residential real estate is situated in an ideal location for home shoppers. Not so long ago the area was all manufacturing plants and warehouses, but over the last two decades River North has become one of the Windy City’s most fashionable neighborhoods. It’s adjacent to the Downtown Loop and the Near West Side, close to Streeterville and the Gold Coast, and is even convenient to Old Town and Lincoln Park. Given its industrial legacy, the area’s not the sort place to find a traditional single family home to buy, but there are numerous new construction Lofts, Luxury Condos, Upscale Row Homes and High-Rise Condominium Complexes currently on offer—with more going up every day. In other words, if you’re in the market for a loft or a condo, you’ll find that River North’s residential real estate market boasts a particularly attractive mix of mid-rise and high-rise homes.
River North Neighborhood Information
In addition to its spectacular and architecturally diverse skyline, Chicago’s River North hosts both a vibrant community of fine arts galleries and the Windy City’s richest concentration of award-winning restaurants, stylish clubs, upscale wine bars and trendy cocktail lounges. To simply describe the neighborhood as sophisticated by day and a popular nightlife hub by night would be an understatement. If you love dining out and entertaining friends it’s on the short list of best places in Illinois to own a home. The entertainment scene not only includes the aforementioned avant-garde galleries but also live music and performance venues ranging from Spybar to Blue Chicago. Not home owners in River North’s pets lack for entertainment options. There are doggy daycare spas and dog parks including: Ohio Street’s Dog Park, the Ohio Place Dog Park, and Erie Park. More importantly, that’s all just the beginning. There’s antiquing, there are kayak tours, museums to visit, landmarks to check out, and it is all only steps away from Chicago's legendary Magnificent Mile … where stores from unique boutique shops to high-end designer brand outlets for every style await.
River North Accessibility
New homeowners in Chicago’s River North will quickly find that they really do have the rest of the city at their fingertips. Ontario Street’s feeder ramp provides residents with convenient access to Interstate 90/94 and the Dan Ryan and Eisenhower Expressways. Public transportation is similarly accessible. The neighborhood is traversed by too many CTA Bus lines to easily mention here and Red, Brown and Purple Line L Trains trisect the area. It’s even one of the few places anyone can hail a taxi, even without Uber or Lyft installed, 24 hours a day.