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Living in River North Chicago

River North is the 5th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 7,915 residents.

River North has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Near North, Fulton River District, Cabrini Green, West Loop Gate, River West, The Loop and Old Town.

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Walk Score of River North, Chicago, IL

River North is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Kingsbury Plaza

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Original Gino's East

Daily errands do not require a car in River North Chicago.

River North is the 5th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 96.

Find apartments in Chicago's most walkable neighborhoods: Near North, Printers Row and Gold Coast.

River North Chicago Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Left Bank at K Station in the River North area
from $1,534
Studio
Walk Score 94
Rental info for 360 W Hubbard St in the River North area
$3,880
2 bed
Walk Score 97
Rental info for 345 N LaSalle St #1803 in the River North area
$2,100
1 bed
Walk Score 99
Rental info for 300 N Canal St in the River North area
$1,500
1 bed
Walk Score 94
Rental info for 353 N Desplaines St in the River North area
$1,620
1 bed
Walk Score 93
Rental info for Grand & Kingsbury in the River North area
$2,593
1 bed
Walk Score 91
Rental info for 630 North Franklin Street #1020 in the River North area
$1,345
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100+ listings in River North

River North Neighborhood Ranking

Compare River North to other Chicago neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

3 Gold Coast 96 91 74 30,051
4 The Loop 96 100 78 10,649
5 River North 96 96 78 7,915
6 West Loop Gate 96 99 84 6,047
7 East Ukrainian Village 95 74 89 7,170

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 488 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in River North.

People in River North can walk to an average of 39 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Ed Debevic's

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Zed451

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thumbnail for Ed Debevic'sFirst time I came here I didn't know the waiters where supposed to act like assh@$!s. it was quite the experience.

Alexander Price
on Ed Debevic's

Transit Score of River North, Chicago, IL

River North is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find River North Chicago apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

River North has world-class public transportation and about 6 bus and 2 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from River North on public transit.

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River North has about 14 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and I-GO.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in River North Chicago? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

Terri Buseman

A resident of the South Loop since 1985, Terri Buseman has sold a variety of downtown properties, from single family homes and townhomes, to lofts and condominiums since 2004. She and her husband have raised their family in the city, and therefore can relate to the challenges families face when making real estate changes.

Ask Terri about River North

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Rainforest Cafe

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Montgomery Ward Park

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Original Gino's East

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Bike Score of River North, Chicago, IL

River North is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in River North

= Lowest Crime

River North has less personal crime and less property crime per person than the Chicago average.

River North Crime Rate

Compared to all Chicago neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in River North Chicago?

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Rainforest Cafe

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Montgomery Ward Park

Photo of 200 W Grand Ave aka Grand on Grand in River North, Chicago

200 W Grand Ave aka Grand on Grand

Photo of Montgomery Ward Dog Park in River North, Chicago

Montgomery Ward Dog Park

Photo of Original Gino's East in River North, Chicago

Original Gino's East

Photo of Ed Debevic's in River North, Chicago

Ed Debevic's

thumbnail for Montgomery Ward ParkThis sculpture is named Commemorative Ground Ring and it was designed to look like an engagement ring with architectural details that are iconic of Chicago.

Terri Buseman
on Montgomery Ward Park

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Blue Chicago On Clark

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Nacional 27

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The Green Door Tavern

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Ricci's nuts

thumbnail for Ricci's nutsWant a treat for a gift or a date? This place has awesome nuts.

Alexander Price
on Ricci's nuts

River North is Talking About...

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McDonald's

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