Captain George Wellington Streeter may have discovered the neighborhood when he famously ran aground here in 1886, but major development in more recent times put Streeterville on the map.
In the past two decades alone, dozens of new buildings, high-rises, hotels, stores and institutions have sprung up, bringing with it a flock of residents to the high-energy community.
A wide range of housing is available, the majority in high-rise buildings. The neighborhood’s stunning array of architecture includes pre-war buildings, a collection of Mies van der Rohe buildings, and landmarks including the-building-formerly-known-as the John Hancock Center.
New construction and smaller mid-rise buildings, a few walk-ups and the occasional townhome or single-family home can be found throughout the neighborhood as well. Streeterville is home to such notable attractions as The Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place and the Museum of Contemporary Art. It is also home to Northwestern Memorial Hospital's state-of-the-art medical campus and the downtown campuses of Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.
Streeterville offers a number of smaller "pocket" parks and playgrounds, but the lakefront is the center of attraction, never more than a couple of blocks away. Dining out is easy; deciding where to dine with so many great restaurant options is not.
Residents are walking distance from the L’s red line and numerous buses that run up and down Michigan Avenue.