Employment and education
River North has a booming tech sector that includes companies like Braintree, GoHealth, and Razorfish. It hosts the corporate headquarters of Motorola Mobility, Groupon, and Yelp. ConAgra’s headquarters are on the 13th floor of The Mart.
Lincoln Park High School is a highly-ranked magnet school. Francis Xavier Ward School (K-8) offers an impressive 15:1 student/teacher ratio. Every year, the private school awards more than $1.7 million in scholarships to families in need.
Much of River North is eminently walkable, and public transportation is readily available. Metra’s Ogilvie Station is just across the river, and historic Union Station is within walking distance. Consult the Metra System Map for train routes and times.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) trip planner makes it simple to plan your journey. There are two CTA Brown Line and two CTA Red Line stops in River North. Other bus routes include #36 (Broadway), CTA bus #22 (Clark), and #29 (State). There’s even a CTA train stop on the 2nd floor of the Merchandise Mart.
For trips throughout Greater Chicago and beyond, consult the RTA’s Route Planner.
Luxury Apartment Living in River North
River North is an ideal setting in which to live, work, and play. There are many living options, including a host of luxury apartment communities. The Grand Plaza and Hubbard 221 are two examples.
Grand Plaza’s apartments feature stainless appliances, granite countertops, wood floors, and washer/dryers. Some have private balconies. The amenity-rich environment includes an outdoor heated pool, outdoor kitchens, and a dog park. Residents also enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness facility, running track, and basketball court.
Residents enjoy an elevated array of amenities at Hubbard221. There’s a state-of-the-art fitness center, dog run, pet spa, hotel-style concierge service, and 24/7 door staff. Residents relax on an expansive rooftop terrace 21 floors above the city streets. There is also a pool, hot tub, cabanas, fire pit, and grilling stations. The lower levels include a pet spa, dog run, and bike storage and repair.
Luxury apartment homes feature nine-foot ceilings and Balterio gray-tone plank flooring. Floor-to-ceiling windows come replete with sunshade window treatments. Kitchens include stainless-steel whirlpool appliances and Italian soft-close cabinetry. Select units include a terrace or private balcony.
About Draper and Kramer
Draper and Kramer is a full services real estate firm founded in 1893. You’ll find D&K luxury apartment communities from Chicago to St. Louis, and from Dallas to Phoenix.