Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan between the Gold Coast and the Loop sits Streeterville, one of Chicago’s most visited neighborhoods with quite an interesting past. In the late 1800s, Civil War vet George Wellington “Cap’n” Streeter and his wife Maria were living on their boat when it became lodged on a sandbar about 450 feet from land. Streeter decided to take up residence on the sandbar, and after the Chicago Fire of 1871, began selling off plots as waste disposal sites to local developers. Nearby property owners on the Gold Coast were worried the dump would devalue their real estate, thus an ongoing legal battle ensued over rights to the 186 acres. Eventually, one entrepreneur purchased land from Streeter to build Lake Shore Drive to connect the North Side to Downtown. In 1921, the Michigan Avenue Bridge was built. The rest is history.
Today, Streeterville is home to Navy Pier, a 3.300-foot long dock featuring restaurants, gift shops, the Chicago Children’s Museum and the famed Ferris Wheel. Michigan Ave. – aka Magnificent Mile – stretches north to south on the western edge of Streeterville, supplying endless retail and restaurant options for Chicagoans and visitors alike.
Streeterville holds numerous hospitals on Northwestern University’s medical campus, making it a popular neighborhood among doctors, nurses and surgeons. Despite its reputation as a physician’s destination, there are numerous green spaces and playgrounds perfect for everyone. The neighborhood maintains a tight-knit atmosphere and many Streeterville homeowners are active in their community. Living in Streeterville puts you in close proximity to the Loop, but the streets closer to the coastline keep a more laidback residential vibe. The Red Line and CTA buses keep public transportation a breeze, while Lake Shore Drive connects the various neighborhoods along the water for auto commuters.
- For brunch: Yolk or Kanela Breakfast Club
- For drinks and awe-inspiring views: The Signature Room at the John Hancock
- For fun and games: Pinstripes, an upscale bowling alley
- For a cozy date night: AMC River East 21 Theatre
- For culture: Museum of Contemporary Art, which holds over 6,000 paintings, photographs, sculptures and media. Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for students and seniors and free for veterans and children. All Illinois residents get free admission on Tuesdays!
- For a different kind of night out: The Chicago Shakespeare Theater
High-rise condos and luxury rentals are commonplace in Streeterville. Check out some of the latest Streeterville real estate listings below.
840 Lake Shore Drive 2601, CHICAGO, Illinois, 60611
Enjoy postcard perfect lake & city views from the expansive terraces of Chicago's most iconic penthouse. Sited in the best locale and encompassing 8800 sqft of interior living + 1135 sqft of outdoor living, this jaw dropping full floor home has no equal. Acquired as raw space, it was custom designed & built with no expense spared by the ultimate dream team of designers & craftsman.
Attached Single For Sale 118 ERIE Street 38L, CHICAGO, Illinois, 60611
118 ERIE Street 38L, CHICAGO, Illinois, 60611
Completely custom half floor residence at the Ritz Carlton Residences. Elegant high floor with sweeping south, east, and west views of the city from the terrace off of a lavish and spacious living room. Adjoining dinning room and den offer an exceptional space for entertaining while enjoying panoramic views of the city.
Attached Single For Sale 451 Grand Avenue 5509, CHICAGO, Illinois, 606
451 Grand Avenue 5509, CHICAGO, Illinois, 60611
Residence 09 is 5130 square feet with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two powder rooms. This home offers views to the west, south and north. The floorplan offers a formal living room and dining room, eat-in kitchen with a walk-in pantry, and separate butler's pantry. All four bedrooms are en-suite. The master bedroom has two large walk-in closets.
25 Cedar Street, CHICAGO, Illinois, 60611
Custom crafted perfection in the heart of the Gold Coast. Expansive extra-wide living area is perfect for entertaining and accentuated by 11' ceiling heights. Gorgeous sunny kitchen with professional grade appliances, custom cabinetry w/ walnut chopping block, and easy access to adjacent radiant heated terrace with pergola.
Attached Single For Sale 451 Grand Avenue 6011, CHICAGO, Illinois, 606
451 Grand Avenue 6011, CHICAGO, Illinois, 60611
Residence 11 is 4798 square feet with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two powder rooms and a study. This high floor home offers spectacular views to the west, south and north. The floorplan includes a formal living room, dining room, eat - in kitchen with a walk - in pantry and separate butler's pantry. All three bedrooms are en-suite. The master bedroom includes two walk - in closets.
132 Delaware Place 6302, CHICAGO, Illinois, 60611
Bathed in the ever-changing dramatic light of the lake and city, this duplex residence commands our world-class city's most breathtaking perch. The soaring 20 foot ceilings deliver unparalleled views of Lake Michigan and Chicago's iconic architecture.
Attached Single For Sale 159 Walton Place 17AC, CHICAGO, Illinois, 606
159 Walton Place 17AC, CHICAGO, Illinois, 60611
Exquisitely detailed 6300 SQFT residence at the Palmolive featuring 13 1/2 ft ceilings with incredible lake & city views. Highlights include: coved gallery & living room ceilings, a formal dining room w/lake views, wood paneled library w/fireplace.
Attached Single For Sale 451 Grand Avenue 6012, CHICAGO, Illinois, 606
451 Grand Avenue 6012, CHICAGO, Illinois, 60611
Residence 6012 is the one and only terrace unit available at One Bennett Park. It's a 3662 square foot three bedroom three and one half bath, with views to the north, east and south offering spectacular views of the lakefront and city. This home features a living room, dining room and gracious library all facing east.
Attached Single For Sale 451 Grand Avenue 5910, CHICAGO, Illinois, 606
451 Grand Avenue 5910, CHICAGO, Illinois, 60611
Designed by world-renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects, One Bennett Park is positioned to be a powerful new addition to the Chicago skyline commanding panoramic views of the lake and city. With just over 60 condominiums, One Bennett Park offers magnificent residences featuring curated interior design by Robert A.M. Stern.