If you are looking to make a change and desire a lifestyle that has it all – natural beauty of the Lake, parks and beaches, diverse arts and cultural events, stunning architecture, gourmet cuisine, premier shopping, and excellent medical care – then look no further than Streeterville!
Streeterville is one of the hottest and fastest growing areas in Chicago! The neighborhood is bordered by Lake Michigan – East N Lake Shore Drive/Oak Street to the North, Rush St to the West, and the Chicago River to the South.
The Streeterville neighborhood is filled with modern luxury high rise condominiums and luxury rental buildings that boast spectacular lake and city views with world class amenities. In addition there are 2-3 story townhomes located along the Chicago River and at East North Water Street.
Featured below are a few of Streeterville’s many beautiful high rise condominiums:
One Bennett Park is Streeterville’s newest 70 story combo apartment and condo tower. 279 One to four bedroom plus penthouse luxury apartments range in price from $3500 to $5500 per month plus $22,000 per month for a penthouse. Slated to open in January of 2019 the condo tower will have 69 units ranging in price from $2M-$15M. Homeowners have exclusive access to a separate entry court, lobby, fitness center and lounge space. Adjacent to the building will be the new park which was designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the firm who designed Maggie Daly Park. The park will have gardens, meandering pathways, two dogs runs and a shady grove. The park is intended to be “an escape within the city”.
530 N Lake Shore Drive built by Belgravia Group in 2003 has 195 1-4 bedroom condo units with private balconies. Amenities include a 24 hour doorman, fitness center, community center with full service kitchen and rooftop sundeck.
600 N Lake Shore Drive also built by Belgravia Group completed in 2012 has 400 units in two towers. Floor to ceiling windows with sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline, world class amenities and two amazing rooftop decks.
River East Center at 512 N McClurg Ct. has 620 condominium units with 58 floors and was completed in 2001 and part of the larger River East Complex. The building shares a common base with 18 story Embassy Suites Hotel and AMC Theatre, the largest cinema in Chicago with 21 screens.
Lake Point Tower at 505 N Lake Shore Drive, the 70 story Y-shaped building adjacent to Navy Pier, and just north of the Chicago River, was completed in 1968. Its position between Lake Shore Drive, and Navy Pier gives it unobstructed views to the North, East and South. The residential complex has a two and a half acre park with outdoor swimming pool, observation deck, waterfall, gardens, and pond.
Streeterville is a bustling neighborhood filled with a variety of restaurants – D4, Volare, and Coco Pazzo Café are residents’ favorite spots to dine. AMC Theatres, Lucky Strike and Pinstripes offer family entertainment and dining. And what neighborhood isn’t complete without Target Express, Walgreens and Whole Foods? Besides the new Molly’s Cupcakes and Cupitol, a new Maison Marcel bakery is going to be located at the corner of McClurg and Grand. There are always new and exciting things being planned!
The lifestyle in Streeterville is akin to being a tourist in your own backyard! No matter the season, there is always something fun and exciting to do in this vibrant neighborhood. All one has to do is venture a few steps out their door, to find a wide variety of interests and attractions.
Nature and outdoor lovers can relish in any number of activities such as biking, rollerblading or walking along the lakefront trail, sunbathing on the beach, or strolling through Olive Park. Enjoy an afternoon at Lake Shore Park, 5.79 acres of recreational activities including tennis courts, fitness center gymnasium, and playground and quarter mile soft running track. During the summer, “Movies in the Park” is a family favorite.
Navy Pier, a Chicago Landmark is a one mile long pier along Lake Michigan that features over 50 acres of parks, gardens, restaurants, family attractions and event center and attracts visitors from all over the world. During the summer, stroll along the pier, watch the boats, and listen to live music at the Beer Gardens or take a sightseeing boat ride along the shoreline. Every Wednesday and Saturday evening a fantastic fireworks display is sure to delight everyone! One of the most famous attractions at Navy Pier is the Centennial Wheel which is an iconic part of the Chicago skyline. The 200 ft. Wheel offers 360-degree view of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Cultural attractions include AMC Navy Pier IMAX Theatre, Chicago Children’s Museum, Crystal Gardens, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Miller Lite Beer Garden and Polk Bros Park. Temporary pop-up art exhibitions are featured throughout the year and offer visitors a unique experience.
An exciting way to learn about Chicago’s historical buildings is to take an architectural tour on the Chicago River – a 90 minute narrated tour of the fascinating history and architecture of the buildings along the river. You can board the tour at Navy Pier or along the banks of the Chicago River.
For music lovers, Grant Park Music Festival at Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park (a short walk from Streeterville) offers free classical concerts every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during summer months. The Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Gospel Festival, Mariachi Festival and World Music festival are all highlighted events at Pritzker Pavilion throughout the summer.
Broadway in Chicago – a theatrical production company formed in July 2000 presents touring Broadway productions in Chicago at five historic theatres: Cadillac Palace, Goodman Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Broadway Playhouse and Nederlander Theatre. These theatres are located in and around the Loop and a short cab ride from Streeterville.
Harris Theatre for the Arts located in Millenium Park on Randolph offers a variety of dance, music and the performing arts.
There is no shortage of winter activities in and around Streeterville. Ice skate at Millennium Park McCormick Tribune Rink, Maggie Daly Skating Ribbon or Navy Pier Winter Wonderfest.
For a unique city experience, explore pedestrian-friendly Chicago Riverwalk which stretches from Lake Shore Drive to Lake Street. Here within its six covers you will find a blend of Art & Culture, Dining & Drinks, Cruises & Boating, Urban Recreation and even a Museum.
The Magnificent Mile located along Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River to Oak Street is Chicago’s upscale shopping area. Various mid-range and high end shops, restaurants, museums and hotels. The Mag Mile is the 8th most expensive retail area in the country.
Northwestern Medical Center is home to world and nationally renowned physicians, surgeons and specialists, and has been ranked in the Top 25 hospitals in the nation.
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By Carolyn Durocher and Jose Hernandez
Real estate brokers with Coldwell Banker - Chicago