Gold Coast Real Estate

The shoreline of Chicago's Gold Coast is dotted with luxury high rises and its leafy side streets are lined with legendary mansions and elegant row houses. The world-renowned Gold Coast is home to influence and affluence. Whether you find a row house surrounded by a landscaped yard and dignified wrought-iron fence, or live in luxury high-rise overlooking the city, you will be proud to call the Gold Coast your home.

Shop for high-end designer clothes on Oak Street, stop for lunch at a refined bistro or indulge at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Make sure to soak up the high-energy nightlife on Rush Street at night.

Public transportation is easy: the Red Line trains run north-south through the Gold Coast. There are also many buses, which traverse the neighborhood.

Perfect for those who want to live in the most esteemed neighborhood in the city and for those wishing to live adjacent to downtown and the Lake.

Highly rated public and private schools, including the Latin School, Ogden International School, and Payton College Preparatory High School

Neighborhood tags

  • Walker's Paradise

  • Easy Public Transit

  • CTA Red Line Trains

  • Short commute downtown

  • Easy access to Lake Shore Drive

  • Oak Street Beach and Lake Michigan access

  • Highly rated schools

  • Low-rise, tree-lined streets

  • Upscale dining

  • Prestigious boutiques

  • Stately mansions

  • Luxury mid-rises and high-rises

  • Vibrant nightlife hot spots



Gold Coast is located directly west of Lake Michigan, north of Oak Street (1000 North), east of Clark Street (100 West), and south of North Avenue (1600 N).



Types of residential housing:

  • Vintage and contemporary multi-family apartment buildings, including mid-rises and high-rises

  • Single-family homes, townhomes, and rowhouses



The Gold Coast is serviced by the CTA Red Line and many buses. You can also hop in the car and take Lake Shore Drive to the Loop and beyond.


Schools in the Gold Coast:

The Gold Coast is home to a number of outstanding public and private elementary schools and high schools, including the Latin School, the Walter Payton College Preparatory High School, and the Ogden International Elementary School.


Attractions , landmarks, and things to do:

The dozens of mansions on Astor Street and Lake Shore Drive are architectural and artistic achievements in their own right. The famous Oak Street Beach is along Lake Michigan within the neighborhood's borders.


Close by to...

  • Lincoln Park with 1,200 acres of green space including a zoo, harbor, walking trails, a golf course, and other athletic facilities extends to the north

  • Excellent shopping on the Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile to the south

  • Pleasant Old Town, home to famous comedy club The Second City lies to the west

Gold Coast - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Gold Coast: $734,400 / County Avg $638,100


Avg Taxes in Gold Coast: $11,500 / County Avg $11,700


Avg Sq. Ft. in Gold Coast: 1,593 / County Avg 2,043


Avg Price per/sqft in Gold Coast:$461 / County Avg $312


Avg Year Built in Gold Coast: 1956 / County Avg 1961


Avg Days on Website in Gold Coast: 8 / County Avg 69


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