If you’ve been looking high and low for a high-end neighborhood and can afford steep real estate, then you can’t afford to pass up Streeterville, which is scenically situated in between Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.
A popular destination for both locals and tourists, the area directly north of the Loop boasts a variety of restaurants including Bandera, Bice Ristorante, Boston Blackies, the Cheesecake Factory, Coco Pazzo, the Corner Bakery Cafe, Gino’s East Pizza, Riva’s, Rosebud, and the Signature Room on 95th floor of the Hancock Center.
In addition to the John Hancock building designed by Fazlur Khan, Streetville also features the architecturally-significant Tribune Tower designed by Raymond M. Hood and John Mead Howells. These landmarks stand on Michigan Avenue, along with the city’s famous Water Works. Although it dates back before the city’s Great Fire, it has since been converted into Lookking glass Theatre.
The area also offers Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Skyline Stage as well as the IMAX Theater—all housed on the handsome and historic Navy Pier. The location was used for shipping in the early 1900s but now is one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions with its 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel.
For additional fun, tourists and residents can bowl and snack at Lucky Strike Lanes or check out the latest movie at AMC River East 21. Of course, probably the most popular past time is shopping along the Magnificent Mile where Water Tower Place(the mall, not the water works) stands along with the Apple Store, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus, and Niketown.
Nestled in between two parks is the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago which curates major exhibitions such as the upcoming David Bowie retrospective as well as housing film screenings, live performances and a seasonal farmers’ market.
If you’re in the market for a condo with the world outside your door, Streeterville is the place for you. But keep in mind, the luxury lifestyle it affords is only affordable to those prepared to pay a few hundred thousand to a few million for a room with a view.
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