Also called “River East” for its proximity to the water compared to other downtown neighborhoods, Streeterville is probably most famous for being the home of Navy Pier, one of the premier tourist destinations.
But taking a closer look at Streeterville reveals an amazing array of hidden gems, four-star dining opportunities, new and unique entertainment, and constant development—all making this area one worth considering for your next Chicago home.
Located just east of River North and south of Old Town, Streeterville runs along the river all the way westward to Michigan Ave, while its North/South boundaries run from Oak Street down to the river.
It also encompasses a significant stretch of Lake Shore drive and is home to one of the major entrances for this major highway, allowing for a quicker commute to all of the northern or southern Chicago neighborhoods residents may need to visit.
Streeterville residents tend to be much older than the Chicago average, with the median age in the area around 45 years old.
Many of these residents are also families, with only about 25% of the area inhabited by singles. Plus, with a median income around $80,000 and average rent prices almost double the Chicago average, Streeterville residents generally work in high-income, professional occupations—unsurprising given its proximity to the Loop.
As a major tourist destination, there are plenty of large volume entertainment options available in the area.
Head on over to see a world-class theater production at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, then stroll along Navy Pier after the show to take in the amazing views of Lake Michigan, right in your backyard. Of course, Streeterville isn’t all tourist destinations. A gorgeous movie theater right next to the brand new adult arcade, FTW, is just one of the newer developments in the area starting to cater more to the ever-growing local residential crowd in Streeterville.
One of the coolest things about living in Streeterville is everything you can learn about the city of Chicago just by taking a short walk from your house!
Seadog Cruises along Lake Michigan, Crime Tours from some of the Windy City’s most notorious gangsters, as well as the famed Chicago Architecture tour, which gives you an amazing view of one of America’s great cities—all of them launch from Streeterville near Navy Pier.
With new developments growing every day, it could be no time before Streeterville is the “must-live” downtown area.
Streeterville gives you the opportunity to fall in love with Chicago favorites again and again and again. Perfectly located right next to downtown and major shopping districts, with access to the brand new Chicago Riverwalk along the downtown stretch—this neighborhood offers its residents a beautiful home right in the heart of the city.