About Gold Coast
Current Prices: $129,900 to $18,750,000
Closed Prices: $109,000 to $6,500,000
Median Sale Price: $399,999
Average $ per sq ft: $372
Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $300, $175 to $10689/mo
Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
Age: 1868 to 2016
Sq. Ft.: 450 to 20002 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 0 to 11 Bedrooms
Bathrooms: 1 to 13 Bathrooms
Getting Around Gold Coast
Around Gold Coast
Yes, the Gold Coast is expensive, but just because the neighborhood is known for its mansions doesn't mean you have to live in one. The (relatively) recent surge in condominium developments have provided more affordable options, although you'd get a bigger bang for your buck in other neighborhoods.
A Chicago historic district, Gold Coast used to consist mainly of mansions which can still be found on the west end of the neighborhood for those who want a lavish yet historic dwelling. If you're looking for a more modernized feel, try the high-rise condominiums located on Lake Shore Drive.
Gold Coast's elite are known to frequent Rush Street for dining, where residents can find everything from casual chains like to famous steakhouses like Gibson's and Carmine's. One of the highest concentrations of restaurants in the city, Gold Coast is always bustling with a crowd late into the night.
Crowds of shoppers carrying bags from designer boutiques and specialty shops. Business professionals and families headed to a nice dinner out. Plenty of tourists enjoying the cultural aspects of one of the city's most historic neighborhoods, like the views of the famous Hancock Building or shopping at Water Tower Place.
Catch an eclectic show at the Red Orchid Theatre, followed by dinner at one of the famed bistros on Rush Street. Thanks to Gold Coast's proximity to downtown, heading to a rooftop lounge means great views of the skyline. If you're into the club scene, Gold Coast has you covered, but if you want a more mature crowd there are also high-end bars around almost every corner.
Check out the exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art, or get a dose of academia at the beautiful Newberry Library. If you can sift through the crowds of tourists, Oak Street Beach always has something fun to offer, from lakeside cocktails to beach volleyball tournaments. And if shopping is your cup of tea, there's no better place to be to peruse every designer shop imaginable.
The Red Line--which is one of the most expansive train lines in the city and follows a long north/south route--has a station at Clark/Division, taking you to the Loop in just a couple minutes. Bus routes provide direct access to the Museum Campus, the gluttony of bars in Lincoln Park, and to Sheridan Avenue. Beyond public transportation, you can hop on your bike and go north or south on Lake Shore Trail, and your rideshare commute back home won't be as congested as your coworkers who live in the Loop.
- Endless shopping and dining options
- Living in one of the most lavish areas
- The beautiful architecture
Locals Don't Love
- A very touristy crowd
- Bad traffic
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Beautiful, tree-lined streets
Prime real estate!
Nice for a Price
Expensive homes and great restaurants
buyers and sellers in this neighborhood.