One of Chicago’s most affluent neighborhoods, the Gold Coast, is rich in history and culture. Full of landmarked properties framed by the Oak Street, Lake Shore Drive, North Avenue and Dearborn Parkway, Gold Coast real estate has not only been home to The Palmer House Palmers, the McCormicks, the Archbishop of Chicago and, yes, even the first Playboy Club.
The famed Rush and Oak intersection is a hub of bars, nightclubs and restaurants, plus it’s home to internatinally-acclaimed fashion brands. The Gold Coast is truly a place where living in Chicago is at its finest. From Hermes and Prada to Barneys, residents can shop amongst some of the best labels in the business. It is also no secret that on any given day, some of Hollywood’s finest can be seen perusing the Gold Coast.
For recreation, it’s just a short stroll to Chicago’s famous lakefront and Oak Street Beach. Pocket parks and play lots also dot the area. Numerous nearby cultural attractions include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera, Art Institute and Field Museum.
Gracious turn-of-the-century, historic landmark homes have been joined by a wonderful variety of vintage walk ups, high rise Gold Coast condos, and intimate co-ops in styles ranging from Queen Anne to Tudor Revival, Art Deco to Classic Modern. The recent addition of many new construction projects in the area has produced a larger variety of available styles and prices.
The Loop is also accessible by bus or subway. O’Hare Airport is reachable in approximately 40 minutes and Midway in about 30 minutes.