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