River North

The ultimate destination for those seeking an active lifestyle in a welcoming and dynamic community.

Welcome to River North

Chicago’s most fashionable and trendy neighborhood
Ultra-stylish and chic, the River North community is the cultural hub of Chicago. The place to be for live music, shopping, art exhibits, and culinary wonders, River North brings the best of Chicago to one neighborhood and highlights the diverse flavors, voices, and soundtracks of the city. With endless things to do and see, no matter your interests, River North is the ultimate destination for those seeking an active lifestyle in a welcoming and dynamic community.

What to Love

  • Loaded with some of Chicago’s most famous architecture and unique housing options
  • Lively restaurants, shops, and entertainment opportunities, with premier shopping along Michigan Avenue
  • Dynamic skyline views and abundant parks tucked between soaring skyscrapers

Local Lifestyle

Fall in love with the vibrancy of the River North neighborhood. Offering something for everyone from all walks of life, this bustling community is known as the epicenter of culture in Chicago. Residents enjoy a walkable neighborhood, beautiful parks, and ample opportunities to indulge in award-winning culinary stops and high-fashion boutiques. River North is the ideal Chicago neighborhood to call home for those with an active lifestyle.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

With dozens of opportunities to taste the flavors of the world, River North has every cuisine imaginable. Try the award-winning restaurant Sunda New Asian for modern interpretations of the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia. Sunda is the perfect spot for an upscale dining experience with a unique menu. 
Tzuco offers extraordinary flavors in an austere and elegant atmosphere. This French-Mexican restaurant was born from Carlos Gaytán, the first Latin American to earn a Michelin star. Menu items include the popular beef sirloin burger with pickled yellow beets and black truffle sauce, mole verde scallops with spaghetti squash, and fried red snapper with a peanut chipotle aioli sauce. 
Italian in spirit with a modern approach, RPM Italian features a contemporary menu of shareable meals for a night out with friends. Owned by celebrity couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic, the RPM restaurants focus on high-quality ingredients and exceptional service. With another RPM brand in River North, RPM Steak, these exceptional restaurants are trailblazers of the culinary industry and provide excellent meals to guests of the greater Chicago area. 
For a casual weekend dinner serving all of the Chicago staples, visit Portillo’s for the best hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. Choose your line, order your meal, and grab your number — the wait is part of the experience and charm that continues to draw customers from all over the world. With dozens of locations in Illinois and a menu that’s out of this world, it’s no wonder Portillo’s has become a conglomerate in the culinary industry. 
A trip to River North isn’t complete without a pit-stop at the World’s Largest Starbucks on the corner of North Michigan Avenue and Erie Street along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The coffee shop proudly sits nestled between high-end retailers and other culinary wonders of the Mile, which in itself is a top destination for River North community members and tourists alike. With luxe shops and a posh nightlife scene, the Magnificent Mile is the premier destination for luxury living in River North.

Things to Do

The Chicago Riverwalk is the quintessential Chicago experience. Take a stroll along the Chicago River and explore the numerous shops and restaurants along the bank or rent a kayak during the summer months to enjoy a day out on the water. The Riverwalk features six expansion sections along its pedestrian waterfront with plans to expand the trail even further within the next few years. 
With more than 350,000 square feet of space to work out, dine, and gather with friends, the East Bank Club is a popular destination for health and wellness in Chicago. Spanning over two city blocks and home to state-of-the-art facilities and mouth-watering dining options, the club is the ultimate experience for those seeking exclusive, luxury amenities and unparalleled service. Join a class, work with a personal trainer or nutritionist, and relax in the rejuvenating spa and salon — East Bank Club has it all! 
Art on theMart at Merchandise Mart (or “the Mart”) is a digital art display on the 2.5-acre canvas of the building’s facade and intended to be the largest digital art installation in the world. Displays begin 15 minutes after sunset and occur on a loop for two hours. Slated to occur for the next 30 years, Art on theMart is an innovative artistic experience for everyone in the greater Chicago community. 
House of Blues is River North’s top destination for live music and performances. Hosting concerts and events and featuring an incredible restaurant/bar, there is nothing better than catching a show on a Friday evening while indulging in a Southern-inspired menu among friends.


There are a few high-achieving schools in the River North neighborhood. Some include: 

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