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About River North

Just north of The Loop, River North sits, as it’s name suggests, just north of the dividing line that is the Chicago River and offers large, and often more expensive housing options within some of the city’s best nightlife and shopping.

River North is a more contemporary neighborhood than it’s Streeterville and Gold Coast neighbors and tends to attract a younger crowd. Walking distance to both traditional downtown and Michigan Avenue, there is no shortage of options to add to your to-do list.

Condos and high-rises make up the majority of River North’s living options, with many renting in the area given it’s central location to other neighborhoods, the lake and Navy Pier, and downtown.


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Living in River North

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Living in River North

See what it's like to live in the River North neighborhood of Chicago with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

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The 10 Best Places near River North, Chicago, IL 60654 - Yelp

Browsing all of River North, Chicago, IL 60654 - Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, Bavette's Bar & Boeuf, Portillo's Hot Dogs, Gilt Bar, GT Fish & Oyster, Sunda, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar, Tanta, Hampton Social