Streeterville is home to some of the city’s most lavish high-rise apartments, internationally-acclaimed restaurants, world-renowned landmarks and attractions.
This neighborhood which runs between the Magnificent Mile and the beautiful lakefront is the perfect living location for families, couples, and single-dwellers. Streeterville has an abundance of high-rise condominiums and penthouse suites with myriad amenities that you would expect in one of the world’s largest cities.
The neighborhood’s properties include three-bedroom condos on the waterfront that offer the security of doormen, heated garage parking and breathtaking city and lake views. For single-dwellers, there are one-bedroom units at a reasonable rate. Many of the properties come with a wide range of the latest amenities from marble counters and floors to remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. So if you’re looking for luxury living, Streeterville is the hot spot.
The area has a rich history. It was named after scam artist Wellington “Cap” Streeter who in the late 1800s took control of the stretch. On their way to Honduras, with big plans to become gunrunners, Streeter and his wife Maria first tried out their schooner on Lake Michigan but were caught in a storm and landed in a sandbar approximately 450 feet east of Michigan Avenue. Streeter then decided to live on his boat and claimed the sandbar and surrounding property.
After the Great Chicago Fire that left the city devastated in 1871, land developers began to rebuild and needed to use the sandbar to dump construction waste. Streeter charged them to use the surrounding area as a waste area without having proper authority. From there he grew his revenue and started renting out the land, which led to the development of shantytown. But wealthy landowners around Streeterville were worried that Shantytown would lower their property values. So in 1889, police officers attempted to evict Streeter and his wife, but they were met with rifles and were rebuffed, leaving Streeter in control.
In 1893, the millionaire Kellogg Fairbank who owned the land that Streeter occupied, filed a suit against Streeter, who was then legally obligated to move off of the land. Streeter refused and in 1902 he assembled an army and set up a blockade which police overran, permanently ending his reign over the property. After years of disputes over the area, the courts finally awarded the land to the Chicago Title and Trust.
With the opening of the Michigan Avenue Bridge in 1921 and Northwestern University Medical and Law Schools in 1924, the Streeterville area became an attractive place for buyers. The postwar residential boom secured Streeterville as one of Chicago’s hottest locations. In 1969, the John Hancock Center was built and in 1976 Water Tower Place (http://www.shopwatertower.com/) was erected, furthering Streeterville’s desirability.
Streeterville may be known for its close proximity to downtown, but that’s only one of its tremendous assets. In addition, it has some of the city’s most famous landmarks including the Chicago Water Works (http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/travel_tools/visitor_centers.html), one of the few buildings that survived the Chicago Fire and Navy Pier (http://www.navypier.com/) with its 150-foot-high Ferris Wheel where riders can see the stunning view of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Navy Pier, which houses the gigantic Ferris Wheel, is open an astonishing 363 days a year with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Other popular attractions for the whole family, include the Wrigley Building and the John Hancock Observatory where you can experience a birds-eye-view of the city from the 95th floor with their interactive telescopes.
You’re also a stone’s throw from the legendary original Billy Goat Tavern, where local talent John Belushi hibernated on the weekends.
Just down the street are the AMC Theaters, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Shakespeare Theater , and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Streeterville residents also enjoy immediate access to top-notch care with nationally-recognized Northwestern Memorial Hospital located minutes away.
Streeterville offers a vast array of dining, entertainment and culture and has claim to a rich and fascinating history. In addition, it’s home to some of Chicago’s most impressive city and lakefront views, making it the perfect place to call home.
The neighborhood is rich with Restaurants, including the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building (sporting one of the highest views in the world), Banderas Restaurant, Yolk, and the long-prized title Gino’s East Pizza known worldwide for its Chicago deep dish pizza.
Spacious one bedroom condo in one of River North's hottest buildings - Silver Tower. Ideal floorplan offers an open kitchen, living and dining room - perfect for entertai...
Priced to Sell! Contemporary and Rarely Available 3 Bed, 2 Bath Corner Unit with Amazing Outdoor Space & City Views in Boutique Elevator Building! Prime Streeterville Loc...
The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity program of Midwest Real Estate Data LLC. Real Estate listings held by brokerage firms other than our company are marked with the MRED Broker Reciprocity logo or the Broker Reciprocity thumbnail logo (the MRED logo) and detailed information about them includes the names of the listing brokers. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may subsequently have sold and may no longer be available. The accuracy of all information, regardless of source, including but not limited to square footages and lot sizes, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be personally verified through personal inspection by and/or with the appropriate professionals. The information being provided is for consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.
Copyright 2019 MRED LLC. All rights reserved.
Based on information submitted to the MRED as of . All data is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MRED. MRED supplied Open House information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.
NOTICE: Many homes contain recording devices, and buyers should be aware they may be recorded during a showing.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 U.S.C. § 512 (the DMCA) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that any content or material made available in connection with our website or services infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the content or material be removed, or access to it blocked. Notices must be sent in writing by email to DMCAnotice@theMLSGRID.com.
The DMCA requires that your notice of alleged copyright infringement include the following information: (1) description of the copyrighted work that is the subject of claimed infringement; (2) description of the alleged infringing content and information sufficient to permit us to locate the content; (3) contact information for you, including your address, telephone number and email address; (4) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the content in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or by the operation of any law; (5) a statement by you, signed under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you have the authority to enforce the copyrights that are claimed to be infringed; and (6) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Failure to include all of the above information may result in the delay of the processing of your complaint.