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River West
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

River West Overview

River West is a relatively new Chicago neighborhood. Once considered part of River North, it is now a viable, thriving community of its own. In recent years the construction of mid-rise condominiums in River West has attracted residents who desire a little more peace and quiet, without moving too far from downtown. In the style of transforming an old warehouse district into a viable residential neighborhood, River West is full of converted loft spaces and condos, which happen to be prime real estate on Chicago's housing market. Trendy designs and upgraded amenities have become the norm for this hip, new community. Fashionable restaurants and nightspots have also materialized, but local residents aren't the only ones frequenting these ultra-cool hangouts. River West dining and nightlife is known to attract Chicagoans from outside the neighborhood, which means it is best to make reservations whenever possible!

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The majority of River West real estate is mid- and high-rise condos, converted lofts, new-construction townhomes and three-flats. Old warehouses are being converted into trendy new lofts, and condominium developments are also going up in the neighborhood. Reminiscent of its industrial days, the River West community is definitely part of the concrete and steel jungle of city living, but the contemporary designs and modernity of the freshly rehabbed buildings provide a clean and innovative environment that is appealing to Chicagoans of all walks of life.

River West History

Like its neighbor to the immediate south, the Fulton River District, River West, a neighborhood that was once recognized for little more than meatpacking houses and distribution centers, has experienced a cultural revitalization in recent years. River West has long been known to Chicago residents as a market district; the place you might go to stock up on wholesale goods. The neighborhood has always been a major artery in the west side of Chicago's manufacturing corridor—and it still is—but in recent years the neighborhood has radically transformed.

Though warehouses still stand in much of River West, and there still is plenty of truck traffic shipping goods in and out along Halsted Street and Grand Avenue, the area has become increasingly residential. The recent influx of wealthy residents came on the coattails of two major developments in River West: the backdrop of a burgeoning arts scene and an increasingly reputable setting for nightlife and restaurants. As the winds of gentrification generally blow, artists first moved in to capitalize on cheap rents, which started the gradual transformation from a meatpacking and manufacturing district to one that attracts flocks of art enthusiasts and foodies on the weekends.

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As Chicago neighborhood experts, Dream Town has successfully sold over number properties in River West. Dream Town holds a well-earned reputation for its impressive sales volume and dedication to personal, attentive service. Benefit from the Dream Town advantage when selling your River West home. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Dream Town drives more sales than any other Chicago brokerage.

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Schools In The River West Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the River West area.

School Type Grade Rating

De Diego Elementary Community Academy

1313 North Claremont Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Columbus Elementary School

1003 North Leavitt St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
6

Dett Elementary School

2131 West Monroe St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
1

Young Magnet High School

211 South Laflin St - public

Middle - High 7-12
10

Prescott Elementary School

1632 West Wrightwood Avenue - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
9

Salazar Elementary Bilingual Center

160 West Wendell Street - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
5

Josephinum Academy

1501 North Oakley Boulevard - private

High 9-12
NR

Payton College Preparatory High School

1034 North Wells St - public

High 9-12
10

The Latin School Of Chicago

59 West North Boulevard - private

Preschool - High PK-12
NR

West Town Academy

2021 West Fulton Street - private

High 9-12
NR

St Josaphat School

2245 North Southport Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Suder Montessori Elementary Magnet School

2022 West Washington Blvd - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-8
3

Lasalle II Lang Acad Elementary School

1148 N Honore St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
8

Rauner College Prep

1337 W. Ohio St. - charter

High 9-12
9

YCCS Virtual High School

Malcolm X College Room 2416, 1900 W. Van Buren - charter

High 9-12
NR

Esperanza School - Intensive

520 North Marshfield Avenue - private

Elementary - High n/a
NR

Metropolitan Schoolhouse

1415 N. Dayton - private

Elementary - High K-12
NR

Lincoln Elementary School

615 West Kemper Place - public

Elementary - Middle K-8
10

Pulaski International School of Chicago

2230 West McLean Avenue - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

Lincoln Park High School

2001 North Orchard St - public

High 9-12
9

School data provided by GreatSchools.School service boundaries are intended to be used as reference only. To verify enrollment eligibility for a property, contact the school directly. GreatSchools Ratings provided by GreatSchools.org.

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