Up-And-Coming River West Offers Unique Opportunity to Savvy Condo Buyers

Posted by Helaine Cohen on Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 3:35pm.

River West Condos For Sale

River West isn't one of those downtown neighborhoods that garners a lot of attention from today's home buyers. Nearby River North features some of Chicago's hottest nightlife, while just down the street, the West Loop is now home to the city's most recognized dining and restaurant scene—leaving River West to be little more than an afterthought when it comes to being a destination to live, work, or play around the downtown area.   

But over the past several years however, development around River West has quietly picked up, and if the proposed 16-story, 240-unit apartment building at Grand and Milwaukee finally does become a reality, it's only a matter of time before this small part of Chicago that's wedged in between the Chicago River and I-90 to really start booming.  

Although progress at Grand and Milwaukee appears to be stalled, it's really only a matter of time before something replaces the long-vacant, half-collapsed warehouse that sits at this alarmingly underdeveloped intersection with so much potential. Despite the appalling eye-sore at Grand and Milwaukee, River West still has a lot going for it, even today. The highly-touted Dawson just opened up directly across the street, while the Grand Blue Line station, also conveniently located at the Grand & Milwaukee Six Corners intersection, provides neighborhood residents with easy and quick transportation to downtown, as well as the trendy and vibrant Bucktown-Wicker Park area on the city's west side. 

So, if you happen to be in the market for a new downtown Chicago condo, and making a savvy investment is also something you hope to accomplish during the home buying process, River West might offer a unique opportunity that's sure to get you a high return, and most likely sooner rather than later.

SEARCH ACTIVE RIVER WEST CONDOS FOR SALE BELOW:

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3 Bedroom Residential Property in Chicago, IL

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$2,199,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,000 ft²

Residential

457 North Canal Street, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10310443

Exquisite Fine Traditional Details Inform The I...

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$1,995,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,000 ft²

Residential

493 North Canal Street, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10146035

Exquisite Fine Traditional Details Inform The Interior Of 493 N Canal. The Four Floor Home Flows Seamlessly From Public To Private Space Providing Intelligent Storage, Gorgeous Lighting And Multiple Outdoor Living Areas Including A Fenced Yard, Kitchen Adjacent Balcony And Walk Out Fourth Floor R...

Riverfront Living At Its Best Along The Chicago...

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$1,925,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,000 ft²

Residential

489 North Canal Street, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10396044

Riverfront Living At Its Best Along The Chicago River At Kinzie Park. This Amazing Location Is Steps From The East Bank Club And Provides Comfortable Access To The Metra, 90/94 As Well As Some Of The Best Shopping And Dining In Chicago. The Home Is Over 4,000 Square Feet And Has Multiple Outdoo...

One Of A Kind End-unit Townhome In River North ...

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$1,788,888 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths

Residential

446 North Canal Street, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10511720

One Of A Kind End-unit Townhome In River North Near Ebc And The Merchandise Mart With City Skyline, River, & Park Views Including 2nd & 4th Floor Decks. Unprecedented Gut Transformation Into Never Before Seen 4 Bed/3.5 Bath Floor Plan With Designer Finishes Throughout. Huge Sub-zero, Wolf, Dornbr...

Sensational New Construction (2016) In Elevator...

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$1,395,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,400 ft²

Residential

440 North Halsted Street #4a, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10319149

Sensational New Construction (2016) In Elevator Building In Fulton Market/river West! Luxury 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath, 2400sf & All On 1 Floor. Huge Living Space W/ Wrap Around Balconies & Floor-to-ceiling Windows Exposing Se Views. Natural Light W/ A Functional, Split Floor Plan & Soaring Ceiling Heights...

Penthouse Extra Wide Open Floorplan W/interior ...

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$1,290,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,100 ft²

Residential

836 West Hubbard Street #ph502, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10470593

Penthouse Extra Wide Open Floorplan W/interior Access To Private 1700 Approx. Sq.ft Roof Deck W Trex Decking, Pergola And Built-in Planter Boxes W/irrigation System-ideal For Entertaining Or Al Fresco Dining. This Quiet, Sun Drenched, Super Sleek 3br+den/2.1bth Is Located In A Boutique Elevator B...

Over 2350 Square Feet Of Gorgeous Interior Spa...

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$1,100,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,355 ft²

Residential

501 North Clinton Street #1603, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10485239

Over 2350 Square Feet Of Gorgeous Interior Space With Forever Wraparound Views Of Chicago's Iconic Architecture And The River. This Floorplan Features Living Space Connected To The Kitchen Providing Many Different Layouts And Use For The Owner. The Home Has Been Updated And Features Current Fi...

When Only Perfection Will Do Expansive Open Flo...

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$829,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

650 North Morgan Street #402, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10492149

When Only Perfection Will Do Expansive Open Floorplan,custom Wood Floors Through Out, Designer Electronic Shades On All Windows,surround Sound,commercial Grade Kitchen With Full Size Separate Refrigerator And Freezer, Nuova Style Florense Cabinetry, Quartz Double Edge Waterfall Island Plus Pantry...

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