Move over Lincoln Park, because there is an even sexier neighborhood in town.
Thrillist named it’s top 10 sexiest neighborhoods in the country, and taking spot number 5 is River North.
Chicago’s River North neighborhood is where you can find the highest concentration of art galleries outside of Manhattan, according to the website.
That is one of the reasons why River North made the list, but it is also a hot spot for some of the city’s up and coming and good looking population.
“It’s great. There are a bunch of different places to grab drinks and good appetizers,” said Bri Bagnoli.
“I definitely think it’s the “it” spot for Chicago,” added Kay Anne Gummersall.
Liz Crow enjoys hanging out with co-workers in River North after getting off of work.
“I came here from New York and I feel that River North has a great, kind of New York City type of vibe. Great restaurants, great scene, beautiful people, so it’s a good place to come,” added Crow.
One reason is the plethora of trendy high rise lofts you can find in the neighborhood. One of the latest to open is Jones Chicago on Illinois and Franklin.
“You also have this incredible skyline view. Who wouldn’t want to have a view like this?”
Views like this of downtown Chicago are apparently drawing in the “sexier” crowds.
“Young, professional people that are moving down here, there’s certainly a mix, but that’s who’s gravitating towards a lot of these buildings and people just want a little bit of an edge,” added Galvin.
“It’s become a destination on a lot of people’s to do list. A lot of young professionals live and go out in this neighborhood, which provides a lot of good atmospheres in bars and restaurants in the neighborhood,” said general manager, Tony Glover.
Shopping, restaurants and beautiful people; a desirable combination to rank Chicago’s River North number five on the list of sexiest neighborhoods.
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