River North

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Get to know River North

In calculating Chicago amenities, you should know that anything in River North is going to be at least 20 percent hipper. The people will be more attractive, listen to better music, and have a better knowledge of both up-and-coming visual artists and Portuguese wines. River North is the place to be young and alive, and probably pretty tired because there is always something going on there. The artsy side of Chicago blossomed in the abandoned factories along the river (to the west and south) and the dining scene along the Miracle Mile (the eastern border) grew more interesting and eclectic as it pushed into River North. This is a place for the childless young professional, and their culture fuels the cafes, the funky boutiques, and some of the city’s best nightclubs. It’s a pedestrian-friendly area, and residents are always out on the streets walking to and from work and play.

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Living in Chicago

There may be people who live in Chicago who do not love Chicago, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find one of them. From the shores of Lake Michigan to the sprawling suburbs, Chicago is a global metropolis that still manages to be Midwestern friendly. The city has some 600 parks, and 18.5 miles of trail along the shore of the lake and another lining the rivers of downtown. The food is among the best and most varied in the world, thanks in part to a culture fed by Poles and Greeks and Mexicans and Vietnamese as well as a hundred other ethnicities. Museums and performance venues abound, and public art fills green space and public squares. Public transportation is easy, as is reaching either U.S. coast in half a day. Even in the midst of its notoriously frigid winters, you won’t find a warmer city to call home.