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.

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Exquisite Fine Traditional Details Inform The I...

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$1,975,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,000 ft²

Residential

493 North Canal Street, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10574737

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...

An Oasis In The City At The Gated Community Of ...

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$1,895,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,000 ft²

Residential

453 North Canal Street, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10649170

An Oasis In The City At The Gated Community Of Kinzie Park. Town Home 453 Enjoys A Premier Location In The Community, Fronting The Chicago River. Pull Into Your Attached, Oversized 2 Car Garage And Enter The First Floor Family Room With French Doors To The Private Yard Overlooking The River, Curr...

Quiet Enjoyment Awaits The New Owner Of This C...

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$1,825,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,000 ft²

Residential

469 North Canal Street, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10617808

Quiet Enjoyment Awaits The New Owner Of This Centrally Located Kinzie Park Riverfront Home. Featuring A Pristine Neutral Decor Throughout, This Home Is Timeless And Offers A Single Family Home Lifestyle With The Benefits Of Kinzie Park's Secure Gated Community Including 24 Hour Gate Attendant, ...

Riverfront Living At Its Best Along The Chicago...

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$1,825,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,000 ft²

Residential

489 North Canal Street, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10571680

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 Home In Kinzie Park's Boutique Mi...

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$1,500,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,895 ft²

Residential

400 North Clinton Street #502, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10509823

One Of A Kind Home In Kinzie Park's Boutique Midrise Building. 3 Exposures Wrap Around The Building Providing North, East And South Light Offering River And Skyline Views As Well As Treetop Park Views Over The Townhomes Of Kinzie Park. This Special Floorplan Was Custom Designed With The Builder...

**home Is Staged And Vacant** Absolutely Stunni...

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$1,250,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,550 ft²

Residential

501 North Clinton Street #3402, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10713984

**home Is Staged And Vacant** Absolutely Stunning 3 Bed | 3 Bath Penthouse In Gated Kinzie Park Tower With Spectacular Protected Skyline Views From Every Room! Situated On The Highest Floor With The Most Preferred East Facing And South Facing Views, This Sprawling Single Story Floorplan Offers Ov...

Take A 3d Tour, Click On The 3d Button & Walk A...

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$1,199,888 Price Change

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,400 ft²

Residential

440 North Halsted Street #3a, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10697832

Take A 3d Tour, Click On The 3d Button & Walk Around. Watch A Custom Drone Video Tour, Click On Video Button! This Home Is Straight Out Of A Magazine! Modern Meets Luxury In This Jaw Dropping Extra Wide 3 Bed/3.1 Bath Home In Amazing Fulton Market Location. Clean Lines, Striking Light Fixtures, A...

Wraparound Views Of Chicago's Iconic Architectu...

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$1,195,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,355 ft²

Residential

501 North Clinton Street #1103, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10651547

Wraparound Views Of Chicago's Iconic Architecture Welcome You Home! The Renovation Features Updated Kitchen, New Baths And Current Finishes Throughout. Unique Custom Office Niche Provides Work Space Conveniently Located And Beautifully Designed. This Southeast Corner Floorplan Moves Seamlessly...

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