River North is a vibrant neighborhood located North of the Loop across the Chicago River. As Chicago's primary art district, collectors will appreciate incredible galleries, antique shops and interior design boutiques concentrated near the Superior, Huron and Wells intersection of the River North neighborhood.
Surrounding the newer condos, lofts, and residential developments stand classic structures from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that have been rehabbed to conform to our modern day standards.
You won't find too many single-family homes in River North, residents in this community prefer upscale lofts overlooking the Chicago River giving you a taste of the downtown atmosphere. The legendary Wrigley Building anchors the southern tip of River North with its striking, white terra-cotta exterior and elaborate, upper-level stone work.
Replacing the historic Chicago Sun Times, Trump Hotel & Tower is a 92-story building which adds elegant appeal to an energetic community that includes a mix of families, singles, and work professionals who desire easy access to the loop.
Besides an abundance of art galleries, the River North is also known for its diverse dining options and exciting nightlife. Merchandise Mart is a multipurpose complex that houses a variety of shops, services and year-round trade shows. While a majority of the building is used for wholesale events and fairs, the first couple floors are dedicated to consumer shopping. The legendary House of Blues intimately connects you to your favorite artists and attracts out-of-towners with its lineup of blues, country, jazz, rock, Latin, alternative and any other genre you can think of. Housing several different nightclubs, lounges and bars, places like Excalibur and Soundbar are the go "to" for late night clubbing.
Sink your teeth into a 22-ounce New York strip steak or crack open an Alaskan snow crab claw at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. And for for those of you who wish to keep it simple, the two-story Rock and Roll McDonalds adds a rock-and-roll ambiance to your fast food experience.
One of the benefits to living in this Chicago neighborhood is all your bare necessities are right around the corner. The above ground CTA Brown Line (and Purple Line during rush hour) stops at Chicago & Franklin and Merchandise Mart, while the Red Line travels underground below State Street, letting you out at Chicago and Grand avenues. Tucked in amongst all the commercial, dining, retail and entertainment neighborhood institutions, there are a slew of educational facilities in River North that span from elementary to graduate levels.
If you have an appreciation for fine art and you desire a diverse set of dining, shopping, and nightlife options. Then making River North your next home, or your next real estate investment will be an exciting option to consider in Chicago's vibrant art district.