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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 May 21, 2022
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Listed
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Avg. DOM
$402.52
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$482,375
Med. List Price
584 Properties
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6
Beds
8F51/2
Baths
20,002
Sq.Ft.
569
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...
6
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
8,000
Sq.Ft.
247
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...
6
Beds
5F31/2
Baths
10,000
Sq.Ft.
6
Days on Site
11405318
MLS
Sited on an extraordinary, priceless corner lot in Chicago's historic Gold Coast, this ultimate estate's 120 plus linear feet of exterior limestone, clad facade, and completely custom mahogany triple...
5
Beds
5F41/2
Baths
9,000
Sq.Ft.
165
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.
25
Days on Site
11258882
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
5F21/2
Baths
9,680
Sq.Ft.
558
Days on Site
10902812
MLS
Absolutely magical, truly custom residence in the heart of the Gold Coast. Located on an oversized parcel just steps from the park and lakefront, the owners spared absolutely no expense during a...
6
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
9,700
Sq.Ft.
30
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...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,776
Sq.Ft.
38
Days on Site
11375668
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...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,278
Sq.Ft.
76
Days on Site
11340730
MLS
Elegant half-floor home in the Gold Coast's most coveted building - 9 West Walton. Thoughtful floor plan perfect for both casual living, and formal entertaining in a dramatic custom dining room....
6
Beds
6
Baths
7,900
Sq.Ft.
237
Days on Site
11225663
MLS
Step off the elevator directly into this exceptional six bedroom, six bathroom David Adler designed duplex. This penthouse lives like a single family home, with views in all directions and three...
7
Beds
6F41/2
Baths
9,381
Sq.Ft.
810
Days on Site
09837078
MLS
Incredible opportunity to own an historic 10,000+ SQFT SF residence on an oversized dbl lot on 1 of the most desirable blocks of Astor St. Constructed in 1892, this home retains its orig...
7
Beds
7F11/2
Baths
8,257
Sq.Ft.
104
Days on Site
11319670
MLS
Grand and elegant home in the heart of the Gold Coast on a wide and deep lot. Extraordinary --approximately 8000 square foot --floorplan. Beautifully updated and maintained. The house has huge...