Gold Coast

Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent neighborhoods, boasting luxury high-rise condominiums alongside Romanesque townhouses and Georgian Revival mansions. Gold Coast real estate embodies both the old and the new, and the area has plenty to offer those who can afford to live there.

Things to Do in Gold Coast

Gold Coast’s architectural wonders become the subject of annual walking tours during mid-July, taking visitors through over 20 private gardens on Astor, State, Dearborn and La Salle streets. These tours are generally sponsored by various architectural foundations in the city.

The entire rest of the year could easily and enjoyably be spent shopping. You’ll find Prada, Barneys New York, Kate Spade, and Pratesi all located along Oak Street, plus Bottega Veneta, Gucci, and a six-story Bloomingdale’s inside The 900 Mall.

In the evening, Gold Coast residents have plenty of venues to choose from. The Back Room on N. Rush Street has been host to jazz, blues, R&B, Motown and funk for over 40 years, and remains one of the most popular spots in the city, while the Underground Wonder Bar provides a more intimate environment with the focus almost solely on blues and jazz. If you’re looking for a show, head to the newly reopened Drury Lane Theatre in Water Tower Place to enjoy Broadway plays and musicals.

Top Restaurants and Bars

The Gold Coast has attracted scores of chefs and restauranteurs over the years, so the area is home to a spectacular selection of high-end establishments. The Pump Room, for example, has been around since 1938, and complements its rich, upscale interior — accented by an entire wall of photos of celebrity patrons — with contemporary American-style dishes and an exceptional wine list.

For a more casual experience, there’s always the mouthwatering BBQ of Chicago q; if you’d like some international flavors, try Nico Osteria for Italian or Bistrot Zinc for French.

After you’ve eaten, indulge your musical inclinations and enjoy a nightcap at the Zebra Lounge, or head to Luxbar for a more casual atmosphere.


The Gold Coast backs up its excellent shopping, eating, and sightseeing opportunities by putting some of the best schools in the city right on your doorstep. Schools that serve the area include:


Drivers can travel north or south from the Gold Coast along the convenient Lake Shore Drive, which runs along the shore of Lake Michigan and, along with Lake Shore Drive, serves as the neighborhood’s eastern border. Gold Coast is bordered to the north by W. North, to the south by E. Chicago, and to the west by N. Clark.

Public transportation options include the CTA Red Line from Clark & Division and Chicago & State. Bus routes are also numerous, with several serving both the residential streets and the celebrated stores of the commercial district.

​Find Gold Coast Real Estate With Chicago Home Partner

Whether you need a house, condo, or rental property, the team here at Chicago Home Partner can assist you in your search for Gold Coast real estate. We know the area intimately, along with all the ins and outs of its real estate market, so we’re well-positioned to help you find your own nook in this beautiful Chicago neighborhood.