If food, shopping, cocktails and art are your passion you must not miss River North…even if just one of the above is on your list! Centrally located north of the Chicago River and just west of Michigan Avenue, River North offers an eclectic mix of old warehouses converted to art galleries, cafes and shops with flats above. There are also a number of historic treasures converted to condos, mixed in with some beautifully detailed new construction high-rise buildings.

One of my favorite buildings in the city is 201 Grand, an award winning architectural gem, where I had the good fortune and incredibly fun experience to sell a drop dead gorgeous penthouse, featuring 3000 square feet of gardens and waterfalls and a 50’ tall concrete wall jutting out over Wells Street. A one of a kind home in the heart of downtown Chicago!

Property values in this trendy neighborhood are up 17% from 10 years ago, with prices for condos and homes in River North ranging from $175,000 for an entry level condominium to $4.7 million for a custom, extraordinary single family home.

If you are a foodie, you’ll find much to wet your appetite in this mecca of restaurants and bars. Tapas at local haunt Cafe Iberico, a long time favorite of mine, along with Erie Café and Club Lago. The house margarita and anything on the menu at Frontera. If nightclubbing is your passion you are in for a long night…try Rockit, Gilt, Sound-Bar, Spy Bar.

What a transformation River North has gone through in such a short period of time and without losing its gritty charm.

What do you look for in the Top River North Realtors & Real Estate Agents? Someone with a vast understanding of Chicago neighborhoods? How about an invaluable partner and fierce advocate? You should never settle for anyone who isn’t always striving to exceed your expectations!

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If you’re looking for more information on the River North neighborhood, or a realtor to guide you through the various real estate options the area provides, I’d love to talk with you!

Community Summary

Population Density (ppl / mile) 31,574
Household Size (ppl) 1.06
Households w/ Children 6%

Housing Inventory of River North

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Housing Stability
Annual Residential Turnover 30%
5+ Years in Residency 13%
Median Year in Residency 1.44

 Population Demographics of River North

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Workforceriver north workforce Income by dollar range – Median Income: $65,760river north income
The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Studio $717
One Bedroom $815
Two Bedroom $966
Three Bedroom $1,231
Four Bedroom $1,436

Crime in River North

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