Nearly as swank as the Gold Coast but not quite so stodgy, River North is where well-heeled Chicagoans go to get their art on. Riddled with studios and galleries, this neighborhood is also home to the famous Merchandise Mart, an upscale mall specializing in home décor and interior design.
River North`s blend of newer town homes and modern mid-rises attracts a healthy number of professionals who love the close proximity to the downtown business district. If you`re into celebrity spotting, this is the place to be. Prowl the neighborhood`s trendy nightclubs and restaurants on any given weekend and you`re likely to spot a few famous faces.