The Gold Coast is one of Chicago's oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Part of Chicago's Near North Side community area, the Gold Coast is roughly bounded by North Avenue, Lake Shore Drive, Chicago Ave, and Clark Street.
As the name implies, the Gold Coast is one of the country’s most affluent neighborhoods with streets that are lined with historic mansions, luxury high-rise buildings and Chicago’s finest designer boutiques. The neighborhood is a popular area for both residents and visitors to the city as it encompasses the north half of the Magnificent Mile, including shopping along North Michigan Avenue, Water Tower Place, the John Hancock Building and the Drake and Four Seasons hotels. Additionally, the Gold Coast is home to Walton and Oak streets which boast Chicago’s most upscale boutiques. With close proximity and easy access to Lake Michigan and several beaches, many of Chicago’s major attractions are a short walk from Gold Coast apartments!