Immediately north of Chicago’s downtown (the Loop), River North neighborhood is seeing exciting growth in residential development, galleries, boutiques and design studios.
Location & Area
North Boundary: 800 N Chicago
South Boundary: ~300 N Chicago River
East Boundary: 0 E/W State
West Boundary: ~400-600 Chicago River
Primary Zip Code: 60610
Current Trends and Facts of River North Chicago
River North neighborhood is often considered Chicago’s version of New York’s SoHo. It’s a growing, cosmopolitan neighborhood filled with art galleries. In fact, some call it SuHu, as many galleries are near the intersection of Superior and Huron. Many residents enjoy gallery hopping, particularly on Friday, the day many new exhibits are displayed.
River North is rich with trendy restaurants and dance clubs. The neighborhood covers a wide area, with art galleries to the west and big-name attractions to the east. River North neighborhood boasts big names like the Rainforest Café, themed restaurants such as Hard Rock Café and Ed Debevic’s. The area is kid-friendly and adult-friendly with a blend of tourist and local destinations. Plus, it’s just a few cafés- and boutique-filled blocks to the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue.
River North neighborhood is also home to The Merchandise Mart, recently renovated into a first-class shopping center for home design and fashions. Once owned by the Kennedy family, The Merchandise Mart and the Apparel Center across the street are the epicenter of Chicago’s world-class furniture and fashion design industry.