River North’s development in recent years has led its rise to the top for both buyers and renters in the city of Chicago. Many residents choose the area because of its proximity to downtown. Plus, Merchandise Mart – Chicago’s biggest office building – calls River North home. Homes on the market in River North span from classic to contemporary, and a little bit of everything in between. Timber lofts are highly prevalent in River North, but newer condominium and rental complexes sprout up throughout the year.
High-rated restaurants in River North include Eataly, Bavettes and RPM Steak. For a true Chicago experience, stop into Portillo’s for hot dogs and chocolate cake shakes. Being home to so many businesses, River North’s food scene is wide-ranging in both international cuisine and cost. Whether you opt for a tiny hole-in-the-wall for a quick bite or make reservations at one of the most celebrated restaurants in the city, River North doesn’t disappoint even the pickiest palettes. For an evening cocktail or social gathering, River North has you covered with some of the sleekest clubs, wine bars and rooftop lounges in the city. The Godfrey Hotel and rooftop bar, Hubbard Inn, Paris Club, Sound Bar, Underground, Untitled and Three Dots and a Dash are some of the highest rated places in River North. The East Bank Club is a top-notch gym, with an outstanding 450,000 square feet, 10,000 members and 600 employees, making it a one-of-a-kind landmark for wellness enthusiasts throughout Chicago. Both the red and brown L lines run through River North, but walkability is high.