River East runs along the Chicago River north to Grand Avenue and west from Lake Shore Drive to Columbus Drive. Located immediately west of Navy Pier’s historic boardwalk, River East makes the most of its proximity to Lake Michigan as well as its convenient downtown location. From ornate yet modern highrises with incomparable views of Chicago to the area’s bustling street life, River East is a haven for professionals looking for a comfortable and exciting spot in the city to call home.
River East's history is the history of downtown Chicago itself. The area boasts early Irish origins dating back to the mid-1800s, as the Windy City welcomed families fleeing the Great Famine. With waves of immigrants, it didn't take Chicago long to number among the most populated cities in America. An influx of German and European citizens added to the area's rising commerce and industry over the next years, an economy which—while temporarily set back by the Great Chicago Fire—rebounded with a "bigger is better" motto. Architects constructed the modern-day skyscrapers of River East in the years following the fire, forming the neighborhood's downtown skyline that is loved and recognized by Chicagoans today.
Families and professionals working in Chicago's top business sectors are the population most likely to settle in the stately River East highrises. These homes are often located in complexes with swimming pools, sun decks, garage parking, fitness centers, and on-site management.
River East is located in the center of downtown Chicago's dining, shopping, and nightlife hub, and encapsulating all of this culture is the River East Arts Center. Located near Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile, the Center features over ten thousand feet of event space that commonly hosts artisan business events as well as art shows and music events.