River North

River North is an action-packed Chicago neighborhood that borders the Magnificent Mile and is just across the bridge from the Loop. The area is home to a variety of businesses, restaurants, art studios, shops and entertainment. The Merchandise Mart, which is arguably the area’s most notable structure, holds unique trade showrooms for furniture and design wholesalers, advertising agencies, booming start ups and more. Aside from this, River North features architectural standouts such as Marina City and 330 N. Wabash building by Mies van der Rohe.

This energetic neighborhood boasts the highest concentration of restaurants and entertainment venues in the city. The people who live, work and visit this area know how to work hard in its businesses, then sit back and enjoy the festive nightlife.

High-rises line the residential areas of River North, often featuring doormen, commercial space and countless amenities. Living space ranges from tiny studios to million-dollar penthouse suites.

Schools: Franklin, Jenner, Manierre, Ogden ES, Salazar, Skinner North, Payton HS

To Do: Goodman Theater, Civic Opera House, The Comedy Bar, River North Dance Chicago

Information provided in part by River North Association. Photo courtesy of the New York Post.