The River West neighborhood is bounded by the Ohio St off-ramp from the Kennedy Expy, north to Division St (1200 N), and by the Chicago River west to the Kennedy Expy. ZIP Codes: parts of 60622 and 60610.
River West is bordered on the west by Noble Square and West Town, on the east by River North and the Near North Side, and on the south by the Fulton River District.
Fulton River District boundaries are Lake St (200 N) north to the Ohio St ramp of the Kennedy Expy, from the Chicago River west to the Kennedy Expy. ZIP Codes: parts of 60661 and 60610.
Every major Fulton River District and River West apartment building is listed in this guide, with links to building websites and near real-time rent and availability checks, where available. Structured information on apartments, amenities and a building’s immediate surroundings can be found on the linked YoChicago Review pages.
This guide also includes a grid of video tours of many of the buildings, and a map locating all of the buildings.
Working with a rental service broker
One of the (many) lies that rental services tell renters is that they can negotiate a better deal for you. In fact, you surrender all your negotiating leverage when you’re working with a broker who’s being paid by the landlord / management company. Your only hope for a deal when you’re represented by a broker is to negotiate a rebate of a portion of the broker’s commission. Ask about the compensation that they’re being paid, and demand a rebate of everything over a half-month’s rent. A half-month’s rent is the co-op commission that brokers receive on condo rentals, and condo rentals are typically more time-consuming for the broker.