River West is an area that might not be exploding with new development opportunity, but it's a conveniently located area that offers a solid inventory of affordable lofts. For example, this top-floor one bedroom, one bathroom loft on Superior Street can be had for $299,900. And if views are your thing, this one has a wall of south-facing windows that offer a sweeping scan of the downtown skyline. Condos of roughly the same size in Wicker Park, Lakeview and Logan Square are going for about the same price, if not more, and don't offer the same views. There's also a couple of nice extras as well: two balconies, a storage unit and a heated parking space are all included in the asking price.