Gold Coast

If the Gold Coast neighborhood had a motto, it would be “Treat Yo Self.”
The streets are not paved with gold in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, but they might as well be. In the 19th Century, Gold Coast was home to Chicago’s OG millionaires. You’ll still find their historic mansions strategically placed off of Lake Shore Drive, boasting spectacular waterfront views. Nowadays, Gold Coast boasts upscale shopping plus easy access to Lake Shore Drive, the Mag Mile, and Oak Street Beach.

Let me show you Gold Coast

Where is Gold Coast?

How to Get Around

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WALK SCORE

Gold Coast is extremely walkable. Just check the weather first!

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TRANSIT SCORE

The Red line runs through Gold Coast, but several buses, ride shares, and hundreds of taxis are always at the ready.

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BIKE SCORE

Easily bike throughout Gold Coast, especially along Lake Shore Drive’s famous bike paths.

Who lives in Gold Coast?

  • Old-Money Millionaires
  • Chicago’s Business Elite
  • Fashion-Forward Divorcees
MEDIAN RENT MEDIAN PRICE
1BD
$2,100
$471k
2BD
$3,200
$800k
3BD
$5,400
$1.2M

   What's cool in Gold Coast?   

Gold Coast’s proximity to Oak Street Beach combined with fantastic restaurants and shopping make it a top place to live in Chicago.

- Gold Coast Local

Mario’s Table

Mario’s Table

Experience Italian hospitality like none other as Mario himself greets you at the door of this authentic Italian eatery and wine cellar.

Zebra Lounge

Zebra Lounge

Gold Coast’s best-kept secret is this hidden piano bar where song requests are welcome and friendly bartenders sling new and inventive cocktails.

360 Chicago

360 Chicago

Formerly known as the John Hancock Observatory, visitors can venture 96 stories up this popular skyscraper for spectacular views of the city skyline.

Art Geeks & History Buffs

Gold Coast

Historically certified itself, the Gold Coast neighborhood offers fine arts of the highest caliber. From museums to galleries, visitors and locals alike flock to the area simply for the culture boost.

  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Chicago Sports Museum
  • Chicago Water Tower

Offering the high-end brands found in fashion capitals around the world, Chicago’s fashion district is something that should be experienced no matter the thickness of your wallet. Whether you’re window shopping or ready to drop big bucks for designer labels like Gucci, Harry Winston, Barney New York and Jimmy Choo, make an afternoon of it and bask in the extravagance of the world’s finest retailers.

  • Water Tower Place
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Oak Street Shopping District

Chicago Couture

Gold Coast
Craft Coffee & Cafes

Gold Coast
Digging out its own Chicago niche, Gold Coast offers several places to grab a decent espresso. Coffee snobs rejoice! It’s easy to find a favorite craft coffee supplier here.

  • Arts Club Cafe
  • Mario’s Cafe
  • 3rd Coast Cafe