A Closer Look At Gold Coast

The Gold Coast, a Neighborhood Rental Guide

Beautiful and historic architecture surrounded by luxury high-rises.

Undoubtedly one of Chicago’s most affluent neighborhoods, the Gold Coast is a mix of grand 19th century mansions, luxurious high-rise condominiums and renovated gray and brownstone walkups. Here, old and new seamlessly blend together with the connecting thread of wealth and status. Shaded avenues, landscaped walkways, and prim wrought-iron fences add to the neighborhood’s refined appeal. A stroll among the massive stone structures that once housed many of Chicago’s wealthiest and most influential people is simply breathtaking.

AVERAGE RENTS

Monthly apartment rents can start around $1300 to as high as $6,000, depending on apartment size.

LIFE STYLE

A luxurious and extravagant atmosphere with an abundance of designer shops and boutiques amongst iconic historical buildings.

COMMUNITY

This neighborhood has a wide-range of residents. People who live in this neighborhood tend to enjoy the tree-line streets and the convenience of shopping nearby.

TRAVEL / ESCAPE

Access to both interstate 90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) and Lake Shore Drive.

HOT SPOTS

Seeing as the Magnificent Mile extends north into Gold Coast, shopping along Michigan Avenue is a must.

Transportation

The Gold Coast neighborhood has about two-dozen parking structures and lots to accommodate the excess of cars, which is convenient because driving and parking can get hectic in this busy neighborhood. For those without cars, both CTA and bus lines run through Gold Coast.

1 cta routes

21 bus routes

0 metra routes

16 notable landmarks

Recreation / Entertainment

Chicago's Gold Coast is busiest in the summer because of its historic architectural walking tours and Magnificent Mile shopping. When the weather heats up, Oak Street Beach is the place to be. Gold Coast provides activities and entertainment that will keep anyone occupied.

Goudy Park

International Museum of Surgical Science

The International Museum of Surgical Science is a museum located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

James Charnley House

The James Charnley Residence is located in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, in the 1300 block of North Astor Street.

504 restaurants bars & coffee shops

Dining

The Gold Coast contains numerous amounts of restaurants that are just as well known for their celebrity diners as the mouth-watering food, itself. This neighborhood will be sure to cater to every taste with notable sophistication and worldwide recognition.

Cafe

Casual Dining

Fine Dining

Fast Food

Bow Truss Coffee Roasters

Local roasting company’s funky, vintage-style coffee shop offering house coffee, espresso & more.

Nico Osteria

Chic venue featuring Italian seafood specialties, cocktails & wines, located in the Thompson Hotel.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Family-owned local chain for Italian classics & Chicago-style, deep-dish pizzas with butter crusts.

Bistrot Zinc

A neighborhood bistro with large front windows & a zinc bar offering up French favorites.

Luxbar

Modern, wood-&-brass, 2-level pub with outdoor seating, known for its sliders, steaks & salads.

Big Bowl

Casual Asian chain using farm-fresh veggies for Thai & Chinese dishes, stir-fries & homemade drinks.

Carmine's

Lively supper club, famous for its hearty portions of pasta, meat plates & other Italian dishes.

Nico Osteria

Chic venue featuring Italian seafood specialties, cocktails & wines, located in the Thompson Hotel.

Pump Room

New American menu & drinks served in a supper club atmosphere with a history of celebrity sightings.

Del Frisco's Steakhouse

Opulently outfitted chain restaurant specializing in prime steaks & seafood along with fine wines.

Da Lobsta

Sea-shanty-inspired space with quick-service international lobster rolls & other lobster-laden fare.

The Original Pancake House

Chain serving signature pancakes & other American breakfast classics all day in dinerlike digs.

Corner Bakery Cafe

Casual, counter-serve cafe chain offering a standard menu of sandwiches, pasta & pastries.

Nightlife / Bars

In addition to restaurants and bars that double as hot nighttime hangouts, the Gold Coast has plenty of trendy clubs and swanky lounges that attract both local residents and tourists for an exciting evening out on the town. Expect clubs that are just as lavish as the neighborhood that surrounds it.

Bars

Tavern On Rush

Steakhouse fare, nightly DJs & outdoor seating define this lively, upscale restaurant.

Carmine's

Lively supper club, famous for its hearty portions of pasta, meat plates & other Italian dishes.

Luxbar

Modern, wood-&-brass, 2-level pub with outdoor seating, known for its sliders, steaks & salads.

Fig & Olive

Chic, bright, 3-floor space with an open kitchen, lounge & terrace for upscale Mediterranean fare.

Retail

Sometimes the mall atmosphere can be a little chaotic and crowded, especially on the weekends. In this case, Gold Coast’s Oak, State and Rush streets are some excellent shopping alternatives with plenty of trendy boutiques and high-end clothing chains.

250+ retail shops

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