River West is one of Chicago's newest up-and-coming neighborhoods. Recently, developers and residents alike have discovered this new Chicago gem, and continue to build up this recently trendy neighborhood. Close access to downtown, River North, the Chicago Riverwalk, and Fulton Market are big pulls for River West.
Weekends in River West prove to be quieter than the other nearby neighborhoods, with gallery openings to attend at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, drinks to be grabbed at The Matchbox, books to be scooped up at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, and, of course, the Chicago River to be walked.
As this neighborhood continues to grow, so does its businesses. You'll find it quite easy to head over to a number of award-winning and delicious restaurants, such as the ever-popular Korean BBQ spot, Perilla, or The Swill Inn, for delectable oysters in a bricked space.
Transformed, rehabbed factories, townhomes, and brand new high-rises are the staples for real estate in River West. Spacious lofts with brick and timber are abundant and popular choices for those looking to buy a place here, mixed in with high-rises boasting stunning, jawdropping city views, some with luxury rentals, and others with amazing condo units. Townhomes here have gorgeous finishes, enough to rival HGTV, many of which are brand new.