The present day parameters of Chicago’s Gold Coast extend from North Avenue on the north; Chicago Avenue on the south; Clark Street on the west, and the Lake on the east.
The Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent, upscale neighborhoods. It features some of the most exciting shopping opportunities including the beautiful Magnificent Mile, known for its high end shopping and striking landscaping. The Gold Coast is also home to world-class cultural institutions and unique boutiques that can be found on Oak Street.
In addition to the great panoramic view of the city skyline that the neighborhood offers, the Gold Coast is the home of the John Hancock Building, the huge Water Tower shopping area and restaurant favorites like Gibson’s Steak House and Tavern on Rush.
The Gold Coast is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, mostly consisting of high-rise apartment buildings on Lake Shore Drive, facing Lake Michigan and Greystones on tree-lined streets.