Welcome to Streeterville
Lakefront downtown district with outstanding shopping.
Streeterville is a bustling Near North Side neighborhood on the Lake Michigan lakefront. The Magnificent Mile portion of Michigan Avenue forms Streeterville’s western boundary, and this famous stretch features some of Chicago’s premier shopping and dining and a number of the city’s most distinctive skyscrapers. Other Streeterville landmarks include the East Lake Shore Drive Historic District, a row of luxurious high-rise apartment buildings located alongside the Drake Hotel on the scenic Lake Michigan waterfront. Streeterville’s lakeshore is also home to the family-friendly amusements of Navy Pier and the popular sandy swimming spot of Ohio Street Beach.
Many professionals choose Streeterville for its stylish apartments and condominiums with stunning views across the city and lake. This dynamic district is packed with entertainment options and cultural attractions. Living here places you within walking distance of some of Chicago’s best restaurants, upscale retail, museums, art galleries, and the lakeshore.
What to Love
- Lakehore attractions
- Convenient downtown location
- Magnificent Mile Shopping
- Stylish modern living spaces
People & Lifestyle
Streeterville’s convenient downtown location places the best of Chicago right on your doorstep. The neighborhood is home to some of the city’s top universities and medical centers, including the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center, the Downtown Campus of Northwestern University, Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Northwestern Hospital. Streeterville also contains numerous luxury hotels and soaring skyscrapers housing many offices. From gourmet grocery stores to cocktail lounges with sweeping skyline views, this highly desirable neighborhood is a walkable district with a lot to offer.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The sophisticated stretch of Michigan Avenue known as the Magnificent Mile runs north to south along Streeterville’s western edge. The Magnificent Mile has over 460 retailers, 275 restaurants, and three large shopping centers along with some of the city’s most recognizable high-rises. The 74-story Water Tower Place
features an eight-story mall with over 100 shops. Recognizable brands here include Macy’s department store, Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic, Coach, Forever 21, Lego, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, the official Chicago Clubs Clubhouse Shop, and many more fashion and specialty stores. Other major retailers along Michigan Avenue include flagship stores for brands such as Apple
, and Neiman Marcus.
Head to the 360 Chicago Observation Deck on the 94 th floor of the John Hancock Center
, the third-tallest residential building in the world, for one of the most impressive views over the Chicago skyline. Other attractions inside include the 95th-floor Signature Room
restaurant and 96th-floor Signature Lounge
for cocktails, both of which enjoy panoramic views over the city. The upscale IO Godfrey
rooftop lounge serves exceptional craft cocktails beneath a retractable roof and wintertime igloos.
Things to Do
The 3,300-foot Navy Pier
juts out into Lake Michigan and combines a wealth of attractions with sweeping lakefront views. Ride the iconic Centennial Wheel
at Navy Pier’s Pier Park for an unforgettable elevated view over Chicago and the lake. Other Pier Park
rides and attractions include the Pepsi Wave Swinger, Light Tower, carousel, and climbing walls. Navy Pier is also home to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater
, which has won a wealth of awards for its productions of classic and contemporary plays. Also at Navy Pier, the Chicago Children’s Museum
has three floors of hands-on art and science exhibits.
Near Water Town Place and the Magnificent Mile, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
is a stunning piece of architecture containing one of the world’s largest collections of contemporary art. Along with a permanent collection featuring works from post-war artists such as Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol, the MCA hosts a wide array of premier limited-time exhibitions. Recurring events at the MCA include live music performances for the summertime Tuesdays on the Terrace
Public schools in Streeterville are operated by the City of Chicago School District. Highlights include:
Ogden International School, Public, K-8
Wells Community Academy High School, Public, 9-12
Northwestern University School of Law & Medicine, Private, Higher Education
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