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One of Chicago’s most affluent and influential neighborhoods, the Gold Coast is a mix of grand 19th century mansions, luxury 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 families is breathtaking.

Sharing the block with lofty, contemporary condos are majestic, symmetrical Georgian Revival mansions and impressive, stone-turreted Richardsonian Romanesque townhouses that unquestionably suit the elite, but welcome the attention of any passerby. In fact, Gold Coast neighborhood architecture and history is celebrated by annual walking tours sponsored by various architectural foundations.

 Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood (including the Streeterville and Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile neighborhoods) is true to its moniker – Perhaps the finest Chicago luxury real estate is located here. A long time elegant and sophisticated stop for living, working and playing, Chicago’s Gold Coast can lead you up the finest shopping strip west of Park Ave. – North Michigan Avenue’s Mag Mile – home to Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Prada, Burberry just to name a few.  An expanded list can be found at Water Tower Shops, Bloomingdales, The Shops at Northbridge and The Magnificent Mile.

 Equally famous Oak Street, and is home to dozens of boutique designers including : Hermes, Vera Wang,  Harry Winston, Geneva Seal, Buccellati and of course Versace, Dior and Saint Laurent. Chicago’s Gold Coast is hands-down the wealthiest neighborhood in the city.

 The Gold Coast neighborhood boundaries extend to North Avenue. on the north, Chicago Avenue on the south, Clark Street on the west and Lake Michigan on the east.

 In the late 1800s the area was known as the Astor Street district and ran from North Ave. to Division Street. In fact, the names of former and current Gold Coast residents reads like a who’s who of Chicago – include the icons Potter Palmer, Marshall Field, Kenneth Goodman, Joseph Medill, Cyrus McCormick and Levi Leiter.  Current Gold Coast and Chicago notables include Richard Driehuas, Vince Vaughn, Joan Cusack, Billy Dec,  Ty Warner ….

Keep an eye out while strolling Michigan Avenue and you may also run into Channing Tatum, Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Michelle Gellar . . . and many more as Chicago has been leading the way in the film industry as the site for Transformers 3, Transformers 4, Chicago Code, Chicago Fire, Jupiter Rising, Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, The Crazy Ones and many more . . . Take a pic of your favorite actor or scene, email your photos to : [email protected]  and you may be featured in our photo gallery !

Within the Gold Coast you will find Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, a residential pocket located between Michigan Ave. and the lake – Urban living at its most sophisticated. Luxurious offices are everywhere – A high concentration of the city’s major media firms and advertising agencies are located along Michigan Avenue. You will also find the most desirable shops (Niketown,  Apple Store. Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales ), top rated restaurants and world class theaters are mere steps away. New and vintage high-rise and mid-rise condominiums or co-ops are the prevalent forms of housing. The Museum of Contemporary Art and Northwestern University’s downtown campus and medical center are famous residents here.

 In addition to luxury real estate, Chicago is always at the forefront of leading trends and innovation and is home to world-class dining, culture and entertainment.

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GOLD COAST October 7, 2022
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$419.25
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$500,000
Med. List Price
472 Properties
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6
Beds
8F51/2
Baths
20,002
Sq.Ft.
708
Days on Site
10921475
MLS
Ideally located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Chicago's most iconic home is the epitome of sophistication, timeless luxury, and unparalleled appointments. Finished with nothing less than the finest...
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Beds
4F11/2
Baths
7,085
Sq.Ft.
51
Days on Site
11608214
MLS
Extremely rare opportunity to build-out your dream home in Chicago's most exclusive building, No. 9 Walton! High full floor with sweeping 360 degree views, offers 7085 square feet of interior space...
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Beds
6F11/2
Baths
8,000
Sq.Ft.
386
Days on Site
11222082
MLS
Dramatically Poised Atop One of Chicago's Most Prestigious Residential Buildings, this One-Of-A-Kind Penthouse Spans the Entire Top Floor with 8,000 sq ft of Interior Space and a Remarkable 5,000 sq...
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11 E Walton St #3700 Chicago, IL 60610
5
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
7,400
Sq.Ft.
74
Days on Site
11475069
MLS
This spectacular home is the epitome of sophistication and beauty, offering 360-degree panoramic views of the city and lake. Spanning 7,400 square feet and occupying the entire 37th floor of The...
5
Beds
5F41/2
Baths
9,000
Sq.Ft.
304
Days on Site
11283418
MLS
Historic elegance and modern sophistication are the hallmarks of this meticulously updated and immaculately maintained 9,000-square-foot designer home. Perfectly positioned in the heart of the Gold...
5
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
10,400
Sq.Ft.
3
Days on Site
11645663
MLS
Meticulously designed for family living and sustainability, this contemporary 10,400 square foot, 5 bedroom home on a 45 x 145 foot lot is among the newest additions to Chicago's historic Astor...
6
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
9,700
Sq.Ft.
169
Days on Site
11383444
MLS
Very exclusive, recently renovated, 9,700 sqft Gold Coast home with ornate limestone exterior and spacious open layout interior on an oversized 29X150 foot lot. A standout even among the stunning...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,420
Sq.Ft.
39
Days on Site
11617526
MLS
Rarely available half floor home with 750sf double terrace in the Gold Coast's most coveted building - No. 9 Walton. Highly upgraded with breathtaking Lake and City views. No expense was spared in...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,776
Sq.Ft.
124
Days on Site
11426288
MLS
Sophisticated four bedroom home for seasoned entertainers. This gracious home includes a custom O'Brien Harris kitchen with a large island and custom butler's pantry/wet bar. Large formal...
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
7,500
Sq.Ft.
32
Days on Site
11622679
MLS
This magnificent home is located in the most gorgeous area of Chicago's highly desired Gold Coast neighborhood. The property offers the best of all worlds as the home enjoys the privacy of a single...
5
Beds
6F31/2
Baths
8,650
Sq.Ft.
26
Days on Site
11627793
MLS
Once in a lifetime opportunity to own an architecturally significant, 8,650-square-foot historic mansion in the heart of the Gold Coast. Located on an amazing, 30'x132' corner lot with spectacular...
5
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
6,656
Sq.Ft.
58
Days on Site
11489564
MLS
One of the most beautiful and glamorous apartments in the city! Views, views, views of Lake Michigan and East Lake Shore Drive from the 75 feet of front windows. Iconic Gold Coast co-op. Completely...