River North, Illinois

River North is a neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago. The area lies north of the Chicago Loop, west of Michigan Avenue and south of Chicago Avenue, with the Chicago River as its boundary on the south and the west.

It is a stylish urban neighborhood and is considered a go-to district for fine art and design. River North boasts over 100 restaurants and is home to one of the country’s largest collection of galleries. Most of the art galleries are located on or near Superior and Huron streets. River North also includes many hotels such as Trump Hotel, Hotel Felix and the Sax Chicago Hotel. 

The zip codes there are 60606 and 60610. The median household income in River North is $101,000, while the median household income in Chicago is $43,600. Nearly 40 percent of the population there has a bachelor’s degree, and about 18 percent has a master’s degree. A total of 36 percent of the men living in River North are in management or business professions, compared to only 15 percent citywide in Chicago. Almost 25 percent of the women residents of River North are in business or management, compared to only 14 percent of women citywide in Chicago.

According to the website, rivernorthassociation.com, Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837. The bend in the river, which now creates the south and west boundaries of River North, is historically important in the development of early Chicago.  River North was rebuilt after the Chicago Fire of 1871.  The industry moved in after the railroad tracks were laid along the Chicago River’s north bank in the 1890s. The area became known as “Smokey Hollow, which was a major transportation hub with railroad tracks linking to the ports along the Chicago River.  From the 1920s through 1960s, the port relocated, and the neighborhood lost its industrial uses. 

The River North neighborhood received its name from Chicago real estate developer Albert Friedman. In 1974, Friedman started to buy, restore and build commercial property in the southeast sector. He attracted tenants by calling the area “River North.” He later found photographers, ad agencies and art galleries willing to rent the low cost space that is now known as The River North Gallery District. 

River North is 2.718 square miles in area. Its population after the 2010 census was 80,484.

Per-capita income in River North is $87,163, compared to Cook County, which has a per-capita income of $29,335. Per capita income in Illinois is $28,700. Households below the federal poverty level make up 13.4% of the population. Unemployment is only 5.2% -- below the state average, and only 3% of the River North population has less than a high school diploma. 

Kreisman Law Offices handles Illinois lawsuits for the entire Chicago metropolitan area, including the River North neighborhood. Chicago's Kreisman Law Offices has over 40 years of trial experience and specializes in a wide range of legal services, including Illinois personal injury law, Illinois product defect law, Illinois business litigation matters, Illinois medical malpractice claims, and Illinois nursing home abuse cases. Please call us 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online.

Our Chicago Loop office is in a convenient location for River North residents. Kreisman Law Offices is located at the corner of Dearborn and Monroe streets. There are many convenient modes of public transportation to Kreisman Law Offices, including the Metra and CTA. Walking to the office from River North may be the most convenient way to reach our office.

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