Streeterville Real Estate
Streeterville’s boundaries are defined by Michigan Avenue and the Magnificent Mile to the west, the Chicago River to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, and Walton Street to the north. This luxurious neighborhood consists largely of high-rise apartments and condo housing, with some townhouses to be found along the river. Streeterville’s towering luxury housing blends in with the area’s businesses and upscale shops, dining, and nightlife. Streeterville also proves that there is always a diverse range of activities and events going on in Chicago—in addition to luxury housing, the neighborhood is home to Navy Pier, numerous Northwestern University buildings, and the East Lake Shore Drive Historic District.
Streeterville has perhaps the most interesting history of any of Chicago's neighborhoods, considering that the land on which it now rests was originally a sandbar off of Lake Michigan. When, in the late 1800s, George Wellington "Cap" Streeter arrived via boat on the sandbar during a storm, he chose to live there with his wife and claim the land for his own. After the Great Chicago Fire, Streeter developed the land into a shantytown, which marked the beginning of a long battle against city officials and business-owners to take hold of the property (which he finally did by the early 1900s). Since then, Streeterville has seen a boom in development, with high-rise architecture in historic styles ranging from Beaux-Arts Classicism to Gothic Revival.
Streeterville appeals to professional Chicagoans looking to enjoy the close proximity to the heart of downtown. Boasting some of Chicago's prime real estate, the neighborhood's inhabitants tend toward older, more established career-focused individuals. With its downtown lakeshore location, Streeterville is geared in equal parts toward individuals as well as families. The bustling cityscape and nightlife of the area, coupled with Streeterville's close proximity to family friendly fun like Navy Pier, offer the best of both worlds.
Streeterville is dotted with landmarks both historical and otherwise, with most of the neighborhood's historic buildings clocking in at above 500 feet tall. From iconic edifices like the John Hancock Center and Water Tower Place to One Magnificent Mile, Streeterville leads Chicago in architecture. It also leads the city in culture, as the home to Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art and Navy Pier.