RIVER NORTH

It’s home to one of the city’s hottest nightlife scenes, with a large number of bars and clubs that draw weekday and weekend crowds. 

Welcome to River North

The Near North Side of Chicago sits alongside the Chicago River, providing breathtaking views of the city's downtown area. Situated just north of the bustling downtown area, the Near North Side has fast-paced urban energy, surrounded by world-class restaurants and shopping. It’s home to one of the city’s hottest nightlife scenes, with a large number of bars and clubs that draw weekday and weekend crowds. 
 
Once a manufacturing district filled with warehouses, the Near North Side is now one of the most fashionable and trendsetting neighborhoods in Chicago. Historic architecture beautifully melds with modern design and amenities, and it’s only steps away from the city’s premiere shopping district along Michigan Avenue and the luxury-centered Oak Street District. The area has a high-energy theater, club, and bar scene, and is also home to the nationally recognized Northwestern and Lurie Children’s Hospital.
 

Near North Side Real Estate

The Near North Side includes the neighborhoods of River North, Streeterville, Gold Coast, and a portion of Old Town. These areas offer the best of luxury living, featuring mostly high-rise condominiums and stately, historic single-family homes. 
 
Newer buildings cater to the ultra-luxury buyer and some condos boast floor-to-ceiling windows and provide unobstructed city views from all directions. Many of these luxury highrises will offer amenities such as pools, gyms, rooftops, party rooms, and work-from-home spaces.
 
Walk just a few blocks north and you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful turn-of-the-century mansions built by some of Chicago’s most prominent founding families. Some of these estates have been divided into unique condo units (such as the West Burton Place Historic District), while most remain multi-million dollar single family homes.
 

What to Do in the Near North Side

  • Explore the Chicago Riverwalk - Rent a kayak, book a boat tour, take a bike ride, participate in an architecture walking tour, and more. Make sure to check out the amazing restaurants such as River Roast, Beatnik on the River, and Pizzeria Portofino that line the riverwalk.
  • Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA Chicago) - Explore the immersive exhibits, community events, learning series, and mixers of this renowned museum. The MCA is committed to showcasing contemporary art from diverse voices and perspectives.
  • Go to a show at the House of Blues - Experience live music and enjoy soulful food throughout the week at this historic venue. It attracts world-renowned artists and up-and-coming performers alike.
  • Laugh it up at Zanie's - Catch stand-up and sketch comedy shows featuring both local and national talent at this comedy club located on Wells Street in Old Town.
  • Lounge at Oak Street Beach - Soak up the sun, swim in the lake, and take in the stunning views of the city skyline at this popular beach located in the heart of downtown Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan.
  • Stroll down Navy Pier - This popular tourist destination features an amusement park, and numerous restaurants, and shops. Take a ride on the Ferris wheel, catch a show at the Shakespeare Theater, go on a dinner cruise, or shop for souvenirs.

Overview for RIVER NORTH, IL

24,227 people live in RIVER NORTH, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $130,304. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,227

Total Population

37 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$130,304

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for RIVER NORTH, IL

RIVER NORTH has 15,871 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in RIVER NORTH do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,227 people call RIVER NORTH home. The population density is 58,101.44 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,227

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37

Median Age

49.12 / 50.88%

Men vs Women

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Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$130,304

Average individual Income

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Schools in RIVER NORTH, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby RIVER NORTH. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Frances Xavier Warde School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
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