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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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River North is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 33,509. River North is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in River North offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In River North there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in River North and residents tend to be liberal.
About River North...
Population
33,509

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$472,419
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,662
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    509
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    538
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    292
    500
  • Theft
    6,641
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    541
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$87,547
National
$55,322
Children
6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Very Convenient plenty of things to do and great commute options. There's the EL & Metra, Divy & uber or zip car. You don't need a car as many places are walking distance. For those cold snowy nights; uber is usually $6-10 pending where you're going!
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River North is fantastic! Lots to do and is in a great spot in the city. Not entirely affordable, however.
A very nice neighborhood, but the general attitude is that people in this area are better (and more entitled) than those around them. I guess that is what happens when your annual rent is the same as the average person's salary.