River west

About River west

As the River North neighborhood kept expanding, River West became its own
community and neighborhood. Originally part of the meat packing industry, the
neighborhood has transformed many warehouses and factories into highly sought-after loft style residential homes.
Commuting is a breeze in River West as it’s close to the expressway and only a mile
away from the city center. The blue line runs through the neighborhood, allowing
residents to reach downtown in a few minutes, or a direct line to O’Hare airport. The
Northwest running Milwaukee Avenue flanks the neighborhood’s boundary, which can
bring residents to other exciting areas of the city like Wicker Park, Logan Square, and

River West’s restaurant scene is popular not only amongst its own residents, but many
Chicago locals. In the morning, there is a wide selection of coffee shops offering their
own specialty blends. For a good meal, the neighborhood hosts a number of different
cuisines and in the evening the area transforms into a lively night scene with cocktail bars and dance clubs. The streets are also lined with art galleries that frequently change their exhibits and featured artists.