River West 

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Location

Situated just West of the Chicago River and 90/94. This part of town was once an industrial portion of the city and homes to many immigrants for various walks of life. Now the neighborhood has become the perfect and quieter compliment to River North. Residents enjoy the perks of being off the beaten path with easy access to downtown and the highway. 

Housing stock

The medium home value of River West is listed at $355,000. With a sharp rise in new constructions and luxury developments. River West is seen as a tranquil alternative to River North, and thus attracts many individuals interested in a tree-lined street and a bit more room to walk around. The architecture varies from incredible refurbished industrial loft spaces to beautiful luxury new construction condos. 

Transportation

Parking is abundant in River West, so many residents opt to drive or use Rideshare apps. Additionally, the CTA Blue Line dissects the neighborhood in half, with many outlets available at the Chicago and Grand Blue Line stops. Busses are also available for individuals looking to get to River North or the western portion of Chicago. 

Shopping, dining and nightlife

This neighborhood tends to be a more residential part of Chicago but does have a few hidden gems within its borders. The Dawson is a delightful summer location with some of the city's best craft cocktails and light-fare. The Mid is a popular nightclub with many local and international musicians on stage every week. Additionally most residents enjoy the close proximity to Fulton Market dinning and River North shopping outlets.  

Schools

Private institutions include Bennet Day School and Chicago Academy for the Arts. Public school options include Skinner West Elementary School and Ogden High School.