Gold Coast

The Gold Coast neighborhood is located in one of the Windy City’s most premier spots. The Gold Coast itself is known to be one of the most affluent communities in Chicago. Historic mansions, upscale boutiques and restaurants, and tree-lined streets make Gold Coast a popular haunt for chic city dwellers. It also attracts its fair share of tourists every year due to its status as one of Chicago’s most iconic neighborhoods. The Gold Coast neighborhood extends from Chicago Avenue, North to North Avenue and from Lake Michigan, West to Lasalle. The Magnificent Mile, River North, Downtown Chicago and Streeterville are all a few minutes away.

The brownstones and greystones on historic streets like Astor, Goethe and Bellevue are highly coveted by luxury buyers for their charm, elegance and space. The predominant architectural styles reflect the neighborhood’s late 19th century beginnings and include Georgian Revival, Queen Anne, and Richardson Romanesque.

Lavish mid-rise and high-rise condos are more prevalent. They are largely composed of converted vintage homes and buildings, condos and co-ops built in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and a few recently constructed high-rises such as the 25-story 4 East Elm Condos. High-rise condos along Lake Shore Drive (also considered part of the Gold Coast) are prestigious waterfront properties that are sought out by the most discriminating luxury buyers in the world.

Nearby, you have a selection of upscale and casual restaurants: French bistros, pancake houses, and trendy cafes, many to enjoy al fresco, notably on Rush Street, Bellevue, and Cedar. Out-of-town friends and family will enjoy the convenience of the Ambassador Chicago hotel at 1301 N State Parkway, home to the neighborhood’s newest social dining scene, Booth One. RH at 1300 N Dearborn Street, offers the 3 Arts Club Cafe and coffeehouse for all day enjoyment and, for a delicious home-style dinner, you’ll discover that Mario’s Table at 21 W Goethe on State Parkway is a neighborhood favorite. In this walk-to-everything location, with a CTA bus stop at your doorstep, life on the Gold Coast offers the best urban lifestyle.

If you are looking for a thriving neighborhood that balances charming character with luxury living, then consider living in Gold Coast Chicago.