River North Real Estate

river_north_bwRiver North is among the most posh and urban of the downtown, residential Chicago neighborhoods, with an eclectic real estate mix including old warehouses converted to art galleries, cafes and shops with flats above, historic treasures converted to condos, mixed in with some beautifully detailed new construction high-rise buildings.

In River North you certainly won’t find many single-family homes, but if having a condo or a loft on the umpteenth floor is your idea of living the high life, then you’ve found the right neighborhood. A majority of the River North real estate is made up of new construction high-rise apartment and condo buildings.

There are many factors that determine real estate prices in River North such as view, location and size, but you can bet it won’t be cheap. Prices can range from $300,000 for an entry level condo to $4.7 million for a posh townhome. If you’re seeking luxury with a dose of city grit, River North just might be your spot.

Whether you’re searching for a Chicago realtor to assist you in the River North neighborhood, or on the hunt for information on the River North community, I’d love to chat with you! See the latest River North real estate listings below. Let’s get to work on finding that dream home of yours, shall we?

For information on real estate close to River North see these links below

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Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $291,000

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $291,000 $198,000
Median Condo Value $290,500 $212,300
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $435,800 $154,800
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $651,700 $191,700
Percent Homes Decreasing 11.1% 16.5%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $349 $125
Median Sale Price 285 2,577,528
Property Tax $2,984 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 2.5% 3%
1-Yr. Change 7.9% 7.3%

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Q: There are so many neighborhoods to choose from, how do I know which neighborhood is best for me?
A: I suggest to clients that they make a list of what they want their day to day life to look like. That list might include things like: easy access to public transportation; ½ mile from the the lake; tree-lined streets with mostly single family homes; close to bars and restaurants; top level public elementary school; trendy, up and coming… start big, winnow down and prioritize. I also suggest that clients look at a few places in several neighborhoods to get an understanding of what each neighborhood offers. It’s all about options, choices and priorities.
If you’d like to know more about River North or scope out other neighborhoods in Chicago with a top buyer’s agent, let’s chat! You can also scroll down to see current River North real estate listings. I look forward to hearing from you! Let’s find your dream home, shall we?
Q: Should I work with a real estate agent?
A: Yes, there are several benefits to working with a real estate agent, especially an experienced top drawer agent. Not only will she be able to give you an accurate value assessment for the property you fall in love with, you’ll likely get a better deal if she is a bear in negotiations. And your agent will advocate for your best interests throughout the transaction. You may also get access to properties not yet actively listed – which is especially important in a hot real estate market such as Chicago! Additionally, when working with an agent, you don’t just get access to her expertise – you get access to her entire network of advisors, lenders, contractors, and more.
Looking to sell your home in River North? Call me to talk about how the #1 brokerage firm in Chicago, and one of its top listing agents (me!), can help you stage, price, market and sell your home for maximum value. It's never too soon to begin; preparation to list time can range from 14 to 120+ days, depending on how many closets there are to purge.
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Listings in River North