If you’re looking for high-end finishes and premium amenities, Streeterville is a good place to start. This lakeside neighborhood consists of a mix of professional office centers, residential high rises, and glamorous cultural destinations. Named for George Streeter, the notorious conman who went to great lengths to steal the area’s shoreline throughout the late 1800s, Streeterville is as prestigious as it is historic. Streeterville represents the city at its finest; it includes world-renowned shopping, dining, culture, and entertainment. With the central business district only a few minutes south, professionals find it an easy commute and close to the energy of the core of downtown. Cultural enthusiasts will enjoy the Museum of Contemporary Art and the walks down Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile.
Streeterville presents an ideal mix of high-end living options with access to the best Chicago has to offer.
With property values ranking second only to the Gold Coast, Streeterville buildings offer an incredible menu of services including full-service concierge, personal training, dog walking and delivery dry cleaning services. Streeterville offers a high standard in living. Some of the top luxury high rise apartments are located here. The last decade has seen a tremendous amount of new housing projects begin, many of which offer condo level amenities and finishes such as at 500 N Lake Shore Dr. With many new projects on the horizon, the quality of units in the area will only go up.
Streeterville is the area between the River, the Beach, the Lake and Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile. The closest “L” stop to Streeterville is Chicago and Grand on the Red Line. If you’re driving, take Lake Shore Drive until Grand Avenue or the Navy Pier exit. For those using the bus system, buses are available going North/South on Michigan Avenue and East/West down Grand. However, the neighborhood’s proximity to most of Chicago’s workplaces, shopping, and dining make walking often the easiest way of getting around.
One of Chicago’s most successful urban areas, Streeterville is synonymous with all that makes Chicago great. As with most luxury neighborhoods, the restaurants are fantastic. Between hotel restaurant mainstays and neighborhood favorites, Streeterville does not disappoint. Streeterville offers a number of exquisite options. Tru, Spiaggia, Coq D’Or, Rosebud, and The Capital Grille raise the bar even further in catering to the exacting epicurean. If you are craving a more affordable, fast-casual options, look no further than Blaze Pizza, recently opened and already a neighborhood go-to. The original Gino’s Pizzeria also calls the neighborhood home, but know that deep dish demands 30-45 minutes, and the line is often out the door! For sports and pub life, look no further than Timothy O’Tooles and its cavernous downstairs, but D4 Irish Pub has the market cornered on inventive pub cuisine. After a long night out, try brunch favorite Yolk, but be prepared to fight the crowds...
There’s no shortage of things to do and places to see in Streeterville. For a little bit of retail therapy, go check out the massive Water Tower Place. Chicago’s biggest tourist attraction Navy Pier hosts fireworks Wednesday and Saturday nights during the summer, and shoreline sightseeing cruises depart from there as well. The Museum of Contemporary Art holds over 6,000 pieces, an amazing assortment of art. The collection is housed on three floors, and the building features a beautiful sculpture garden overlooking Lake Michigan. A majestic grand staircase at the top of the museum’s entrance offers a panoramic view of the Chicago skyline. If the great city skylines are more suited to your taste, try visiting the world famous Signature Lounge, located on the 96th floor of the John Hancock Building.