- Proximity to Lake Michigan, shopping, dining and entertainment
- Broad choice of housing stock ranging from single family homes to high rises
- Charming and often quiet neighborhood streets
- Quick commute to Chicago’s “Loop” and/or River North centers of commerce
- Proximity to Lincoln Park
Chicago’s Gold Coast starts at North Avenue, ( 1600 north), extends south to Oak Street (1000 north) and is bounded by the lake on the east and Dearborn/Clark Street to the west.
While the Gold Coast is defined by the stately mansions found along Astor Street, north Dearborn and State Parkways, there are numerous housing choices including vintage mid-rises, mid-century high rises, townhomes and a few newer high rises. You can find one bedroom condos in some of the older buildings, for $300,000 to $400,000, and single family homes for well into the millions. Since Gold Coast parking is at a premium, so are the parking prices, ranging from $35,000 to $60,000 to purchase a spot and $150 to $350 per month to rent a spot.
People flock to the Gold Coast for its charming character, quiet tree lined streets and access to the lakeshore. Most of the high rises dotting the lakeshore from 1000 north to 1600 north, are either vintage or were built in the 60’s and 70’s, so units will vary in the degree of updating that has been done to both the individual apartment, as well as the building itself.
And of course there’s the Gold Coast nightlife. With numerous restaurants, bars and clubs along Rush, State, Wabash and Division, you are never at a loss for evening entertainment.
Buses running along Lake Shore Drive and Division, and the “el” stop at State and Division, provide Gold Coast residents easy public transportation choices. Cabs can be found outside your doorstep and Uber and Lyft are generally only minutes away.
Many “Gold Coasters” choose to walk or bike to work, with a pleasant stroll along the lakeshore or the tree lined streets of Dearborn and State. Divvy Bike stations can be found throughout the neighborhood, as well as bike racks for securing your bicycle.
With loads of summertime action at North Avenue and Oak Street Beaches, Chicago’s Gold Coast is a summer hotspot and winter wonderland throughout the year.