River West Neighborhood Spotlight

Neighborhood News

The River West neighborhood of Chicago at one time was more of an industrial area of the city and now many of those warehouses have since been converted into unique loft and condo buildings. There are also many townhomes, low rise condo buildings along with a few mid-rise buildings that have been springing up in River West. Recently the neighborhood has seen some changes with new high rise buildings being developed in the neighborhood including the spoke building .


This neighborhood is public transportation friendly and is ideal for downtown workers or for those who work in the West Loop.  Milwaukee Avenue runs through the neighborhood which many bike commuters use the bike lanes located on Milwaukee Avenue every day to get to their offices. The bike lanes recently had protection barriers added through River West to make biking safer through this neighborhood for those who use it daily. The Chicago blue line, #56 Milwaukee Bus and the #66 Chicago Avenue Bus are all located in River West neighborhood which makes getting around town by public transportation a breeze.

There are also a few great neighborhood restaurants including Windy City Cafe, Big Shoulders Coffee, The Dawson, Jerk Modern Jamaican, The Roost Carolina Chicken, the Iguana Cafe and Piccolo Sogno.

River West is a neighborhood that you should consider for your next home, because it’s close to public transportation and it has great restaurants. If you are thinking about moving to a new neighborhood in Chicago, this is a great neighborhood to consider. Please contact me at amy.pearson@bairdwarner.com if you are interested in buying, selling or renting in Chicago.

Amy Pearson

Real Estate Broker

Baird & Warner – Gold Coast




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