Dozens of new residential developments have hit the neighborhood in recent years. Buyers can choose from classic timber lofts, upscale row homes and contemporary high-rises ranging in price from about $300,000 to several million dollars. Development has also pushed west of the Chicago River into an area dubbed River West, which includes a number of new condominium buildings.
Today, River North is home to many of Chicago's premier eateries, including Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill and Topolobompo, Japonais, Naha, Coco Pazzo and a number of fine steak houses. Both River North and River West are packed with shopping, entertainment and nightlife, including some of the cities trendiest clubs and well-known favorites like the House of Blues. Before and after work, the city's movers and shakers congregate at East Bank Club, the largest stand-alone health club in Chicago and one of the largest in the country.