I can tell you what River North/Streeter is like since I currently live there. Like chikid said it is very touristy, but I really don't mind that. In fact I kind of like it. Here all of the residential is highrise and they are all fighting for a view of the lake and/or skyline.Hey Hydro, or anyone else in the thread
can you give some of us (those outside of chi mostly!) a description of what some of the places are like? I'm interested
I think if I had to choose it'd probably be something like wicker park from the shots I've seen of that neighborhood. but then again I've only seen a handful of pictures from therhe
:hi: :wave: hey neighbor. I live on Wabash, facing the river and also have a view of the best urban canyon known to man.i live in marina city, which is technically in rivernorth, but being that it's at state street and the river, this location is certainly "high urban". afterall, my view is westward down the chicago river canyon, the best urban canyon known to man.
having lived in a variety of areas (wilmette, little italy, lakeview, rogers park, and now downtown), i have to say that i could live happily in any of those types of environmnets. and for those who say they couldn't live downtown, don't knock it until you try it. that was one of the big reasons i moved down here. i had never lived in the heart of the city and i wanted to know what it was like. i think it's a good idea to live in different types of neighborhoods when you're younger so that you can settle into a place where you feel most comfortable. right now i'm digging downtown, but that could always change, and only being 31, i still have lot's of time (god willing of course) to try on different city hoods should i feel so inclined.
IMHO, one of the great strengths of Chicago is its very ability to offer up the Wicker Park's and the Bucktown's in a way that few or perhaps no other city can (although San Francisco does a pretty damned good job of it, too)While I love dark-corridored highrise neighborhoods as much as the next guy, I'd prefer a Wicker Park/Bucktown kind of setting, thus I voted for 'urban residential'.