to Skyscrapers, Bowling to Broadway, Streeterville has it all. To think that
Streeterville would become such a rich and vibrant neighborhood back in the
early days of Chicago would be an improbable dream as the land that it sits on
did not exist then.
the Wisconsin glacier carved Lake Michigan 14,000 years ago, the shoreline
of the lake followed what is now North Michigan Avenue. There was a sandy
hook at the the mouth of the Chicagoua river where the first non-native
settler, Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable and his Potawatomi wife, Kitihawa,
built their farm and fur trading post in 1770. In 1886 a rogue steam boat
Captain, George Wellington Streeter began a process of landfill that eventually
created the 186 acres that now bear his name.
33,000 residents call Streeterville home, living in high-rise luxury residences
among a diverse collection of businesses including the world famous Magnificent
Mile shopping district. Two prestigious universities have branches in the
community, three of the most respected medical institutions, three stage
theaters, and Navy Pier, the most visited tourist attraction in the region,
collectively welcome 70,000 visitors daily.
could not ask for a better neighborhood to call home and do business. Blessed
with great architecture, incredible restaurants, outdoor amenities, public art
and endless energy, it's easy to see why Streeterville is one of the most
vibrant and desirable communities in the City.