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The River North neighborhood is bounded by the Chicago River on the south, Oak St (1000 N) on the north, from Michigan Ave (100 E) west to the Chicago River.

River North is part of the Near North area on the city's official neighborhood roster.

ZIP code: 60610, 60611, 60654.

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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Experience the new State & Chestnut apartments

State & Chestnut

State & Chestnut, the sleek new apartment tower at 845 N State St, won’t begin moving in its first residents until July 1. Prospective residents won’t have to wait, however, to experience the building. A leasing center recently opened at 873 N Rush, and a visit there is an experience in itself. The leasing center ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 30, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Free rent on renovated apartments at Chestnut Place

Chestnut Place

Chestnut Place, an apartment tower at 850 N State in the Gold Coast / River North neighborhood is undergoing a complete makeover and offering a month’s free rent on newly-renovated apartments. The renovated apartments have wood-look floors in the living areas and a sleek, open-plan kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and good cabinet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 30, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Near North Chicago apartment deals and finds

Atwater night view

Atwater, 355 E Ohio, will apply the $450 admin fee to the first month’s rent for a client who rents a currently vacant apartment within 48 hours of their initial visit. Resident parking at Atwater is $225 a month – a bargain for Streeterville. Unit 3506 at Atwater, a 1-bedroom, has been newly renovated with ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 29, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Are these Chicago’s tallest fire escapes?

Lawson YMCA

The 24-story Lawson YMCA on Chicago Ave is 262 feet high at the roof line, according to the Emporis database. The three exterior fire escapes on the north side of the building are the tallest I can recall seeing in Chicago. Are there any taller ones in Chicago, or were there at one time?

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 26, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Kingsbury Plaza’s fabulous two-bedroom apartments

Kingsbury Plaza

Kingsbury Plaza‘s riverfront location in River North affords residents great views in every direction, but one of the most sought-after views is of the skyline to the east. The fabulous two-bedroom apartments at Kingsbury Plaza have two ways to enjoy the skyline view: a curving wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and a private sheltered balcony. Kingsbury ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A first look at the new Chestnut Place apartments

Chestnut Place

The 30-story Chestnut Place apartment tower at 850 N State in the Gold Coast / River North neighborhood changed ownership recently. The apartments, amenities and ground-level retail space are undergoing a complete makeover, and I stopped in earlier today for a look at one of the new apartments. The 1-bedroom I visited had wood-look floors ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A Monday visit to the Wolf Point apartment site

Wolf Point

The 20th floor of Wolf Point was under construction when I visited on Monday, putting the building near the halfway point toward its full 48-story height. The 510-unit luxury apartment tower is targeting first occupancies for late this year and, at last report, planned to begin pre-leasing in the spring. When the weather improves, I’ll ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 21, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Early move-ins at Jones Chicago renting sight-unseen

Jones Chicago

The first residents have moved into Jones Chicago, a 25-story, 188-unit apartment tower at 220 W Illinois St in River North. A number of the new residents reportedly relocated from out-of-state and rented their apartments sight-unseen. Almost exactly a year ago we reported on a growing trend of out-of-towners renting at the new K2 apartment ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 20, 2015

Short-term furnished rentals in Chicago high-rises

Grand Plaza duplex

Almost all of downtown Chicago’s rental high-rises have furnished apartments available for short-term stays, either directly from the building or from a third-party company. If you’re relocating to Chicago, a furnished rental enables you to “test-drive” a building you’re considering moving into, or take some time finding your permanent home without the pressure of making ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 12, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North two-bedrooms for the price of one

Chestnut Place

Chestnut Place is a 280-unit, 30-story apartment tower in the River North neighborhood on Chicago’s Near North Side. The building recently changed ownership and is undergoing a makeover. One of the things that won’t change is Chestnut Place’s affordability relative to its River North and Gold Coast competitors. Two-bedroom, bath-and-a-half apartments at Chestnut Place currently ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 12, 2015

A holiday video card from Planned Property

Dan McDonough

Planned Property owns and manages 30 apartment buildings in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. Join us in the video for a look at some of the events that made 2014 a great year for Planned Property residents. We wish your holidays are happy and that you’ll have a happy ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A random look at new downtown apartment construction

1000 S Clark St

Last week I visited a number of the new apartment projects under construction in downtown Chicago to check on their progress. Site prep has just begun at 1001 S State. Construction is making rapid progress at 1000 S Clark, pictured above, which is targeting occupancy late in 2015. The Wolf Point apartment tower is advancing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North apartment tower takes a step forward

833 N Clark

Construction bids are being solicited for a 33-story, 392-unit apartment tower planned for the southeast corner of Clark and Chestnut in River North. The site is in the lower foreground in the photo. The project, which was designed by Antunovich Associates, received Plan Commission approval in October. BicClerk is reporting the start date of construction ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Will Bush Temple apartments be micro or crazy huge?

424 W Diversey

If you scan articles on the once-trendy topic of micro apartments, you’ll encounter the notion that 275 to 300 square foot spaces are “crazy huge.” One article scoffed at 350 square foot Boston units as “practically a palace.” In Seattle, where micro units ranged as low as 90 square feet, a recently-adopted ordinance requires a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Are River North sellers poised to profit at 757 Orleans?

757 Orleans

River North’s 757 Orleans was one of the buildings that saw sales slow to a trickle during the downturn in the latter part of the last decade. The River North building eventually sold out in May of 2012 via a bulk sale of 39 units to an investor. Two one-bedroom plus den units are currently ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An on-site look at Wolf Point construction and views

Wolf Point, view east

Concrete was being poured for the 9th floor of Wolf Point, a 48-story, 510-unit apartment tower, at the time of my visit, and the green roof over the public garage was already well underway. It was mid-morning and the sun was just beginning to break through the clouds. I rode the construction elevator to the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Student-friendly apartments in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Gold Coast

55 W Chestnut

Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in dozens of buildings in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park andLakeview East locations. Planned Property’s offerings range from vintage courtyards to contemporary mid-rises to full-amenity high-rises, and they’re all student-friendly according to Planned’s Dan McDonough. McDonough recently outlined the top 5 reasons why students ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

State & Chestnut tower topped out, pre-leasing in January

State & Chestnut view

The skies were dark with clouds when I rode the construction elevator to the 30th floor of State & Chestnut last Friday. The 35-story, 367 unit tower is topped out, but I opted not to climb five construction ladders to the top floor. The building will have good views to the south and west when ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A year of success for River North’s Hubbard Place apartments

Hubbard Place

Here’s something unusual – a news release that contains information about a new apartment community’s financial performance and the market conditions under which it was achieved: The Habitat Company, a leading property manager and developer, is proud to announce the one-year anniversary of Hubbard Place, and the tremendous success of the apartment community in the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour River North apartments on a tree-lined street

55 W Chestnut

55 West Chestnut is a boutique high-rise on a tree-lined block in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The building has value-priced apartments, and a suite of amenities that includes a sprawling sun deck, a fitness room with views into the trees, a resident lounge / party room / media room and a business center. Join Planned ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 5, 2014