Who says you have to leave at night? River North happens to be the marquee apartment district in Chicago.

It used to be that finding a place to live was as difficult as scoring a reservation at Next Restaurant. Good thing, the River never rests. 5,000 condos and rental apartments are planned for the next two years alone. Whether it’s the Valerio Dewalt Train-designed EnV with its rooftop pool and leopard-print shags, or the environmental chic of the Parc Huron, living in River North proves that the day doesn’t end at 6. Plus, it’s a 100 year old neighborhood of parks, waterways and quiet spaces to help you decompress.

And if you need a little continuing ed or a positive environment for the kids, the illustrious list of celebrated schools in the area includes Walter Payton College Prep; Ogden International School of Chicago – East Campus (primary school); and the Latin School of Chicago, as well as major satellites for Northwestern, Loyola, Kendall and the University of Chicago.

AMLI 2Designed for the echo boom and the eco crowd, AMLI River North’s LEED Gold designation is complete with an electric car charging station and a recycling center. AMLI features a 22,000-square-foot rooftop deck with a heated pool, private cabanas, a firepit, lounge areas, a bar and grilling stations and even an outdoor movie theater. Other amenities include a private dining/library room, a golf simulator and a coffee bar.

71 W Hubbard St

Chicago, IL 60654

Kingsbury Plaza 1Next to the East Bank Club, Kingsbury has a private terraced garden area, sundeck, fountains, and a landscaped river walk. Even Fido can avail himself of the lush dog run on the river. All utilities, cable, internet, flat Screen TV, electronics and linens are included.

520 N Kingsbury St

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 527-5600

EnV 3LEED certified, EnV has a full-service Concierge. The EnV iPhone App allows you to view security cameras, ‘buzz’ a guest in, schedule a private training session or massage, receive delivery notifications, pay rent, submit a work order, and order out for food. The 24 hour fitness center overlooks the city skyline.


EnV Website

161 W. Kinzie

Chicago, IL