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As the "roaring 20's" were erupting, affluent families started making there way down to the Lake Shore Drive area from the Prairie District. They settled in the Gold Coast and covered it with beautiful mansions along Astor Street and by the lakefront. Others settled into apartments, right around the lake path.

Gold Coast offers plenty of historic mansions today, some of which have been preserved from inception. However, the area has evolved dramatically over the years with many incredible apartments and condos now available. There are a wide variety of options to choose from, residents are attracted to the area as it possesses a rich culture of elegance and class. The mansions in Gold Coast remain as some of the most expensive properties in all of Chicago.

While the housing draws plenty of buyers to the Near North Side area, Oak Street and North Avenue beaches are also a big draw. In addition, Lincoln Park is found nearby, with a zoo, conservatory, farmers market and beautiful gardens.

Gold Coast Real Estate

As a part of the North Side of Chicago, the Gold Coast is known as a popular area for families, young professionals, and those seeking everyday conveniences in grandeur. The neighborhood grew out of the Great Chicago Fire, becoming one of the most affluent neighborhoods by the time the 1980's Chicago rolled around.

Today, the neighborhood in addition to its many unique mansions, offers contemporary modern high-rise apartment buildings. Though the predominant inventory in the area is of a classic style, the contemporary demand has created a new trend of modern homes in the area. 

Located just to the north of downtown, this popular neighborhood offers plenty for residents and visitors alike. It's one of the most sought after areas in all of Chicago, while still known as one of the most affluent communities in the entire country.

Living in Gold Coast

While the location remains to the North, the Gold Coast neighborhood isn't far from The Loop, Chicago's city center.

The beaches found within the Gold Coast neighborhood create a juxtaposition, as the backdrop consists of a residential landscape filled with row houses and multi-million dollar mansions. The contrast and central location makes Gold Coast a conveyor belt for activity in and around the Near North Side area.

For high-fashion designer boutique shopping there are no shortage of options on posh Oak Street. These shops include such names as Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Prada, Vera Wang and many more. The shopping options continue to pour in on popular Rush Street, near the "Triangle" as resident affectionately like to refer to it.

Things to do in Gold Coast 

The shopping in Gold Coast is only one element, there are plenty of places to enjoy a drink or a night on the town. The Ambassador East Hotel , Viceroy Chicago and Maple and Ash are three of the standout trendy lounge  atmospheres in the area. The swanky new restaurant/bars tend to be frequented quite often for their upscale ambiance and decor.  And of course there remains famed Gibsons , Hugo's Frog Bar, and Tavern on Rush.  These high-class establishments are the staple for fine dining in the Gold Coast. 

Food dishes throughout the neighborhood give patrons plenty to choose from. The wide variety falls from Michelin-star gourmet meals, to the casual bite to eat at the Taco Joint. There are many excellent options for grabbing some grub throughout the Gold Coast neighborhood.

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Wealthy families started to migrate to the north from the Prairie District as the 1900s were in full swing. They took over the area now known as the Gold Coast and covered it with beautiful mansions along Astor Street and Lake Shore Drive. Others settled into apartments in the Eats Lake Shore Drive Area.

Gold Coast offers plenty of unique mansions today, along with many incredible apartments and condos. Many of the apartments and condos are very affordable for the area, while the mansion remain as some of the most expensive properties in all of Chicago.

While the housing draws plenty of buyers to this area, Oaks Street and North Avenue beaches are also a big draw. In addition, Lincoln Park is found here with a zoo, conservatory, farmers market and beautiful gardens.


Gold Coast Homes for Sale

The Gold Coast is filled with luxury mansions; many of which date back to the early 1900s. While many of the properties are historic, there are a few new construction options found to the north of Division Street. Most of the older homes found throughout the Gold Coast provide Queen Anne, Moderne and Italianate architecture.


Gold Coast Brownstones

While the historic mansions certainly draw plenty of buyers to the area, the brownstones are also very popular throughout the Gold Coast neighborhood. These homes are often single-family homes and very historic. They are found all throughout with many located on Oak, Bellevue, Dearborn and Astor Streets. The brownstones in the Gold Coast neighborhood are very high end and come with plenty of charm and character.

Most of the brownstones on the market will go for a price point above one million dollars. They are some of the most sought after properties in all of Chicago with plenty of luxury, space and one of the top locations.


Gold Coast Condos & Apartments

The Gold Coast neighborhood also has plenty of condos and apartments to offer for sale. High-end, luxury condos are found here with plenty of lakefront locations.

Some provide incredible views of Lake Michigan with the most luxurious buildings including:

  • The Waldorf
  • 50 E. Chestnut
  • Astoria Chicago
  • 30 W. Oak
  • 4 E. Elm

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