The Near North area consists of the neighborhoods just north of the downtown business district of Chicago. The region consists of the following neighborhoods: River North, Streeterville and the Gold Coast. ┬áSome of the greatest shopping in the world is only minutes away on Michigan Avenue. Also, the River North neighborhood has the largest concentration of art galleries in the United States outside of Manhattan. River North also boasts most of the Near North Side’s loft buildings. Along with numerous art galleries, there are many bars, dance clubs, popular restaurants, and entertainment venues. Real estate in the area can range in prices from $200,000 for a studio or 1 bedroom condo to multi-million dollar homes. Below are a few modern developments shaping these neighborhoods.