The neighborhood of River West is part of the city of Chicago, Illinois.
River West offers a variety of experiences for those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. Finding things to do is especially easy in this area. There are usually many people around, there is a broad selection of entertainment venues, and with the bars in nearby neighborhoods, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink as they are generally located very close by. Milwaukee Avenue is among the most active streets in this part of Chicago. Although River West is not home to any public green spaces, green spaces are especially well-located in nearby neighborhoods, which makes them easy to get to.
Large apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing most of buildings in River West, while the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. This neighborhood experienced its latest housing boom since the year 2000, so most of the available housing stock is from this time period. This part of the city has a selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy around 55% of the units in River West while the remainder are rented.
Both primary and secondary schools are easy to access on foot from anywhere in River West. With respect to eating, home buyers in this part of the city will appreciate that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Likewise, there are about 10 restaurants and a few coffee shops to experience in this part of Chicago. House buyers have access to very many nearby clothing stores.
River West permits house buyers to move around by a diversity of methods of transportation. Owing to Chicago Station with access to the Blue Line, and a few nearby bus lines, River West features a great public transit infrastructure. River West is also a fairly good part of Chicago for getting around by car. Most houses for sale are a very short drive from the closest highway, such as Interstate 94, and it is easy to find a parking spot. Traveling on foot is especially practical for residents in River West; meeting day-to-day needs is very easy by walking, and a very large number of businesses of different types can be found as well.