Streeterville

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Named after the legendary yet controversial "Captain" George Wellington Streeter from, Streeterville is an area bustling with amusement rides, eateries, beer gardens and extravagant fireworks. This walkable neighborhood encloses four-star French restaurants and outdoor activities at the Ohio Street beach which attracts several residents every year.
What Streeterville Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.7
amenities
8.0
social
7.4
management
8.0
safety
10
Median rents in Streeterville
Studio
$
1,537
1 Bedroom
$
2,290
2 Bedroom
$
3,071

Living in
Streeterville

Developing
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Proximity To Amenities
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Streeterville — 8.6/10 Rating (based on 84 neighborhood reviews)
I like the Streeterville neighborhood so far, there is a good amount of grocery stores and restaurants. My only complaint is that there is limited El train lines in the area.
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Cityfront Place Apartments
Pros: very safe, great transportation options in the Red line and all the busses you can think of, close to all of the entertainment and social life options of River North without the price

Cons: 35-50 minute commute via the 2 to Hyde Park (but it's a great bus! Mostly U of C commuters and very reliable.)
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535 North Michigan Avenue
If you are ever bored in Streeterville, you have no one to blame but yourself. within a 10 minute walk, you have access to world class dining, several theaters, and the best shopping in the midwest. Also, being in the heart of downtown public transportaion is plentiful. The downside is you have to pay for all these things. Everything is more expensive in Streeterville. We find it worth driving 20-30 minutes out to do grocery shopping.
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The Grand Ohio
There are a few buses that are near by that help get residents down to the loop. Also it's pretty easy to walk around and the cross walks are pedestrian friendly. I'm always able to get around by foot and buses/trains. Streeterville is a very safe neighborhood and I've never felt unsafe walking around at night. The streets are well lit.
Noise is not usually too big of an issue in this neighborhood; it's pretty quiet at night.
There are multiple grocery stores nearby for multiple choices. Also there are a bunch of great places to eat so one will not get bored with options.
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Axis
If you like to live down town, close to the lake in a little less foot-traffic area, Streeterville is great! I enjoy how close to the water it is and that it doesn't always have the foot traffic River North does.
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Lake Shore Plaza
This is an extremely safe area, but there is a lot of noise. The nearest grocery store is Trader Joe's, which is about a 10 minute walk. There is also a Whole Foods about a 10 minute walk away as well
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211 E Delaware
I think the area is nice because there is so much around... but it can get a little hectic with tourists since it is so close to Navy Pier. Especially in the summer. It is a little bit of an older crowd- I am 25 and am considered young. But everyone is nice and there is a lot to do
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480 N McClurg Court
It is not much of a neighborhood in the implied sense of the word, lots of tourists always around, but it is so clean and feels safe! There is always something you can do when you walk outside your door.
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401 East Ontario St.
Streeterville is a very residential neighborhood so there isn't a ton of nightlife, but there are some nice restaurants! River North is only a short walk away so sometimes it's nice to come home to a quieter neighborhood.
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500 North Lake Shore
The neighborhood is amazing. WholeFoods and Target are both 1-2 blocks away, as is a movie theater and beer/liquor store. Not to mention, Ohio Street Beach is literally less than a 5 minute walk.
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500 North Lake Shore
It's tough in the summer with all of the tourists running in and out of Navy Pier. Lakeshore also floods right outside of the building, but it's always bustling and it feels safe. It's great to have the Target right down the street and several grocery stores in the neighborhood.
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500 North Lake Shore
Not a lot to do in the neighborhood, which is mostly banks, nail salons, cafes, and Northwestern Memorial hospital, but it is nice and close to the lake, secure and quiet, and there are bars and restaurants if you're willing to walk 20-30 min.
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247 E Chestnut
Streeterville is a hidden gem downtown. It is without the bustle of river north, but with the same easy commute to the loop, and beautiful lake + river views!
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420 East Ohio
overall no complaints. overall no complaints. overall no complaints. overall no complaints. overall no complaints.
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Axis
It is close to Navy Pier although you don't get that busy tourist feel due to the location of the building.
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Cityfront Place Apartments
Very safe, some noise from Lakeshore and Michigan avenue. Lack of grocery stores nearby. Lots of shopping, obviously, close by, in addition to plenty of restaurants and bars.
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6
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Plaza on Dewitt
I enjoy living in Streeterville since it's near many of Chicago attractions without feeling overwhelming like in the Loop. I am able to walk around safely at night and I like going jogging in Millennium Park. My biggest complaint would be the lack of greenery in the area and how the city can feel a little bit insulating at times. Public transportation is great. This area is pricey, which is why I decided to have a roommate.
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McClurg Court Center
Before I moved to my current place, I heard that this neighborhood is a kind of very nice and clean region compare to nearby areas. There are a lot of friendly people and so beautiful with flower decoration in spring. Also, it's very very safe so I don't have to worry about living by myself.
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253 East Delaware Place
Love Streeterville. It's only getting better. More and more restaurants, bars, and cafes are moving in! We have everything we need in just a few blocks. Grocery store, Movie Theatre, Hospital, Lake Front Trail, Banks, Coffee shops, and food!
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7
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474 North Lake Shore
- lake is only a 5 minutes walk away with the under pass right by
- walking distance to millenium park, the loop etc - quiet and safe neighborhood for the city - close to good restaurants in rivernorth
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McClurg Court Center
Honestly the most perfect area in Chicago - near the lake, near all the restaurants, near the Loop (but not too close) - also the noise level is much better compared to River North, etc.
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211 E Delaware
I really love the neighborhood because it's right by the lake, close to downtown, there's lots of amazing restaurants and bars and close to the shopping. It's the perfect location!
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9
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Lake Shore Plaza
Can be very touristy, however excellent food and bar scene within walking distance. Obviously Michigan Ave. has all the shopping you could ever hope for, to a fault.
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Plaza on Dewitt
Great location, very close to school. Only issue with location is that it is not very close to grocery stores as compared to other apartments further south.
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Gold Coast City Apartments
Streeterville is a pleasant neighborhood. However, it is very upscale and predominantly white. Not much diversity in terms of people, food, nightlife, etc.
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474 North Lake Shore
It's very convenient! Lot of restaurants and close to the lake/beach. I also love the fact that it includes Northwestern's hospitals just in case.
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Axis
Regardless of apt's bad condition, Streeterville is one of the best places in Chicago for residents. Very safe environment, and friendly people.
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6
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Worcester House
Not a whole lot going on that's not super expensive. Kinda far from the red line. Better locations unless you have to be close to the hospital.
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7
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420 East Ohio
Very beautiful neighborhood. Everything is near-by. Neighbors are friendly. Easy commute to work. A quick 4 minute walk from Michigan Ave.
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8
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900 N Lake Shore Dr
You are pretty much close to everything, including restaurants, 3 blocks from the magnificent mile, and also a Target for grocery needs.
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McClurg Court Center
Amazing neighborhood, whole bunch of restaurants, movie theatres, Navy Pier attractions etc. Downside is far from any CTA lines.
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North Water Apartments
Very touristy area, so there's a lot of crowds and oblivious people, but otherwise, great food scene and I've always felt safe.
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233 E Erie St
Good neighborhood but it is a little bit toursity. Walking distance from most transit and many options of food/entertainment.
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420 East Ohio
Great location near the hospital and a bunch of restaurants in river north. Also by Ohio Street beach and the lakefront path!
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Axis
I love streeterville! Tons of great restaurants in scenic Chicago, and within walking distance of the loop and navy pier!
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420 East Ohio
Good area! Touristy on Michigan Ave, but once you pass that it's great. I can walk all the way to the loop in 40 min.
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900 N Lake Shore Dr
This neighborhood is great, especially for young professionals. Two grocery stores nearby, lots of fast food also
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McClurg Court Center
Very safe neighborhood that has great proximity to the lake and to all types of transit. Would highly suggest.
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Residences at River East Center
Very close to so many food options. As a medical student, it's a two minute walk from the rest of campus.
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8
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McClurg Court Center
Very clean and safe, but it is very touristy and not many grocery stores nearby. Very close to the lake!
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Gold Coast City Apartments
Walking distance to the Ohio Street Beach, Navy pier and Michigan Avenue. Convenient location to grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, banks, post offices, gyms, pet stores, dental offices, hospitals, etc. Plenty street parking spots and garages with early bird special rate. Buses are available on some streets.
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Residences at River East Center
Super safe, really close to Northwestern hospital, med school, business school and law school. Great location.
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Worcester House
Best neighborhood in Chicago! Clean, safe, close proximity to a lot of dining and entertainment, easy to get around. The only issue is the traffic and crowds on summer weekends - but that's because everyone wants to be here.
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860-880 LSD
The Streeterville area was still pretty sleepy when I moved here three years ago. Since then, there has been an incredible amount of development. New luxury apartments and condos are going up, several new restaurants, a brand new target and Whole Foods. Its become a great place for professionals who enjoy living downtown, but without the club crowds in River North.
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Lake Shore Plaza
I've lived in Streeterville in 3 different buildings since 2014. I love how you still get a lot of restaurants and stores but don't have to be in River North.
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600 Lake Shore Drive
Close to the Loop, fairly safe area. Lots of noise between daytime construction and the nearby hospital. Multiple grocery stores within walking distance, including the fancy Whole Foods. Restaurants tend more toward chain than local. Movie theatres and entertainment options within blocks, Ohio St Beach and Navy Pier nearby. Post office nearby, albeit a very slow post office. New Target also! A number of buses run from Navy Pier to the Loop, west on Grand and north to Chicago, and other buses can be picked up from Michigan for additional north/south options. Overall a great place to live, but not for someone looking for "unique character" in a neighborhood.
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420 East Ohio
This building is located in the center of everything you could possibly need. Whole foods and Jewel within walking distance, easy to get to the lake front, and plenty of good restaurants and bars. The only down side is that it does not really have a "neighborhoody" feel.
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The Streeter
Streeterville is the best location for new chicago residents or residents who are looking for a busy location that is still tucked away. Everything you need is within walking distance besides the train.
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Axis
Streeterville has a good mix of old money, young professionals, and a lot of dog owners. It's relatively quiet with a great assortment of restaurants.
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Axis
Streeterville is River North's cheaper, more serious little brother. Mostly students, people who work in the loop, hospital staff, and tourists.
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535 N. Michigan Ave
Close to grocery stores (Whole Foods and Treasure Island), Target Express opening later in 2015, about a 10 minute walk to red line subway but lots of nearby bus lines, LA Fitness and Planet Fitness are the closest gyms. Safe area with high foot traffic towards Navy Pier.
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512 North McClurg Court
Streeterville is very safe, fairly quiet, and close to lots of restaurants, bars, and shopping. The biggest cons are the lack of grocery stores, the very touristy feel, and the massive crowds on the sidewalks.
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The Seneca
It is a little too busy for my liking. It is a very tourist spot for the city so frequently on weekends there are tons of tourists seeing Navy Pier.
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474 North Lake Shore
Streeterville is essentially a more remote (and better smelling) River North. Close to Navy Pier, so can be congested in the summer. Right on the river, which is great. Right down the road from Northwestern Medical and law school, so pretty safe neighborhood overall.
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Cityfront Place Apartments
This is the best neighborhood to live in.
Everything is close; yoga, barre, multiple gyms. You have Target, Buckwinkles, Treasure Islands, Whole Foods and two 711's. Everything is right here and it is very safe.
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McClurg Court Center
Streeterville is a great neighborhood. I can walk to many of Chicago's best restaurants and shopping. I also feel very safe here
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Atwater Apartments
Very touristy. Downfall of being so close to Navy Pier we get a lot of people on vacation and becomes crowded
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474 North Lake Shore
The neighborhood is quiet and safe--McClurg court is close to a major bus stop but pretty far from the L.
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McClurg Court Center
Neighborhood is quite touristy especially with the underpass to the lake right by. Lots of tourists in the summer but that means you're also minutes walk away from the lake, navy pier and michigan ave. Decent amount of food in streeterville and very close to entertainment and food in river north. Walking distance to the loop and millenium park.
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420 East Ohio
I wouldn't live here if I wasn't going to school near here. It right downtown and a bit too close to all the touristy things. Having friends visit is nice, because all of the touristy things are very close, but does not make this a great place to live.
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McClurg Court Center
Streeterville is located in downtown Chicago. Although it is conveniently located to Northwestern and Michigan Avenue, the general vibe is still very touristy and the restaurant scene isn't the most diverse or unique.
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McClurg Court Center
Streeterville is a super convenient neighborhood - the building is right next to Whole Foods, Target, drug stores, etc. Everything you need is right here. It's not very close to the L is the only drawback.
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North Water Apartments
I'm here mostly for school, so in this case it is close. This is downtown Chicago so there is lots to do but if you prefer more of a neighborhood you don't really find that here.
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The Seneca
The neighborhood is pretty quiet if you are north of the hospitals. There are no major businesses back in our little corner as opposed to living south of the hospital
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The Seneca
Streeterville is great. The location is amazing and close to pretty much everything you'd need. Its very lively which makes it feel safer to walk around at night.
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McClurg Court Center
A new neighborhood close to what I need (day care and law school) but not really charming. Not a lot of great options to eat or drink (beside a few of them).
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Moment
Our neighborhood is slightly crowded due to the influx of tourists coming to Navy Pier, but this has brought a boom of new businesses around the area.
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474 North Lake Shore
I really enjoy the neighborhood at this apartment building. It does get tourist towards Michigan Ave however, it is also very close to the lake.
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211 E Delaware
Safe, but there are some homeless people on the street. I definitely feel very safe though. And the neighborhood is in a wealthier part of town.
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The Grand Ohio
Streeterville is awesome because it is very busy during the day but also very peaceful at night. Great place to live for singles or families!
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Lake Shore Plaza
I really like this neighborhood. There's lots of food options and a lot of young people in the area so it's great for someone like myself.
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474 North Lake Shore
The neighborhood is safe and there are a lot of pets. It's two blocks away from Lakeshore Park, which has tennis courts and a track.
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Gold Coast City Apartments
The neighborhood is nice! It is rather expensive and isn't too much of a "community," due to the constant changes in residents.
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Axis
Neighborhoods are very important in Chicago—streeterville is one of the good ones for sure. Super safe. Secure. And beautiful.
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The Streeter
The neighborhood is on the edge of Streeterville and Gold Coast so it isn't super lively, but it definitely feels quite safe.
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Gold Coast City Apartments
The food is excellent (albeit pricey at times!) And the neighborhood itself feels very safe even late at night walking home.
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474 North Lake Shore
Very safe, overall a good place to live. Unfortunately it is plagued with overly bougie shops like dog probiotic shops.
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401 E Ontario
Great neighborhood for a working professional. I love the grocery stores close by. I love the 7 minute walk to work.
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The Streeter
Great shopping with the Magnificent Mile. Lots to do on the weekend. Good happy hours. I feel safe in this area.
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Residences at River East Center
Streeterville is a nice area with access to the beautiful lakeshore drive as well as shopping on Michigan Ave.
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Axis
Streeterville is a new area in Chicago with lots of fancy high rises and good restaurants. Live in style.
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Residences at River East Center
It's a nice neighborhood where everything is walkable but it is costly to live around here to be honest
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McClurg Court Center
Great neighborhood. Always felt safe and lots to do in the area. Lots of traffic and lots of tourist
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233 E Erie St
Streeterville is a very nice neighborhood. There are plenty of parks and grocery stores. There is some late night crime due to the location downtown and close to the beach, but overall nothing worse than anywhere else.
There are some more expensive restaurants and fast food places. Navy Pier attracts a lot of tourists and they can be annoying to navigate around.
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Lake Point Tower
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Getting to Know
Streeterville

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: N Michigan Ave to E Ohio St
North to South Boundary: E Lake Shore Dr to E North Water St
dining
West Egg Cafe
grocery
Whole Foods
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Streeterville contains the 5 digit ZIP code of 60611. 39.2% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically 21.2%.

• 94.7% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with 22% having being built in the past 15 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly 26.2% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• 31.8% of people in Streeterville own a car and drive to work.

The median gross rent in Streeterville is $1,556. 35.2% of Streeterville residents are 22-34, 2.5% are below 22, 15% are 35-49, and 42.6% are older than 50.

• Roughly 12.1% of Streeterville residents are students (7.7% grad, 4.4% undergrad), and 23.9% are unemployed or retired.

• Most units are heated by electric, and 92.7% of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.

Best Apartments
in Streeterville


Studio $1,550
1 Bed $1,899
2 Beds $2,850

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Studio $1,673
1 Bed $1,924
2 Beds $3,100

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Studio $1,830
1 Bed $1,839
2 Beds $2,643

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Studio $1,701
1 Bed $2,282
2 Beds $3,319

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Studio $1,600
1 Bed $1,700
2 Beds $2,325

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Studio $2,342
1 Bed $2,675
2 Beds $3,880

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