River North is a thriving and large area encompassing Michigan Avenue to the East, Chicago Avenue to the North and the Chicago River to the South and West. River North is home to some of the most architecturally significant buildings to grace our skyline - The Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Marina City, and the Merchandise Mart.
River North living is a delicious mix of renovated old industrial buildings where residents enjoy loft style living with exposed duct work, concrete or timber beams and cathedral-height ceilings. New construction offers high and mid rise condominium living with every possible amenity for a homeowner's comfort. Luxury town and row homes and single family residences topping the 12,000 square foot mark are the finishing touch to this large, luxurious and likable location.
River North is known as a gallery and textile district hub. The Merchandise Mart is the WORLD'S largest commercial building. It is a massive two blocks large and houses one of the largest collections of resources for home building and renovation with both wholesale and contract furnishing showrooms. Lining River North's streets are intimate galleries, coffee shops and unique restaurants that mingle with hot night clubs and glittering bars. If you want everything within steps, or a cab ride from your front door, River North's vibrancy is a perfect fit for you.One of my favorite aspects of River North is that whether the building is new construction or a converted warehouse, most provide you with parking, in unit washer/dryers and private outdoor space.
River North's close proximity to the Loop makes transportation easy for hose who work in the business district. Many residents walk to work when the weather permits. Also, quick access to the Metra trains are desirable for those who have friends and family that live in the surrounding suburbs.
Like most of the city, it is quite easy to walk River North. But if the weather is not accommodating, there are taxi cabs everywhere, buses (the 66 runs straight down Chicago Avenue all the way to Navy Pier) and "L" stations at Chicago & Franklin and the Merchandise Mart – both Brown/Purple stops.
Many who work in the suburbs but want to live downtown choose to live in River North because of the convenient access to the highways that do not involve a long drive through the city. The Ohio feeder ramps provide easy access to all North, South and West expressways .
- The world renowned Gold Coast Art Fair is actually held in River North, having made the move from the Gold Coast in the early 1990's.
You can call me at 312-209-2264 or email me at Liane@OnlineChicagoRealEstate.com if you have questions regarding pricing, recent sales and availability in the River North area.