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High-rise Condo
Gold Coast, 1400 N Lake Shore Dr | Chicago
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dry Cleaning Valet Service
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Mini Grocery Store
  •  Parking Available
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

User Rating

7.3
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11 Reviews

About this Location

Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Limited nearby
public transit
Lincoln Park
2 min walk

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,200+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,495+
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths
$1,685+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,050+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,070+
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(872) 704-8022
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Dry Cleaning Valet Service
    •  Mini Grocery Store
  • Entertainment

    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
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Overall rating 7.3/10, based on 11 renter reviews

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Value
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Great location, old building needing renovations.

I love the location, I love the building staff– they always go out of their way to make you feel welcome, I love the security, and how dog friendly it is... but the interior of the units themselves could use a remodel. Some units are very old, with kitchens that haven’t been touched in at least 30 years.

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Great apartments

These apartments are great for anyone that wants to live in the best neighborhood in the city. Best lake views, amazing rooftop, nice residents and good management. Elevators are recently upgraded and the building is pet friendly. There is also a convenience store in the building.

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Quiet

Awesome view, quiet neighborhood. The sound proofing is not great, you can hear the upstairs neighbors pretty well. Pet friendly and amazing views. The space is small for the price but it's worth it for the view. Covered parking is not available, so you have to find street parking, which is difficult sometimes. Close to public transit if you don't drive.

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Gorgeous Lake Views

Very close to Lake Michigan, and awesome views with units that face the lake. Older building, but clean.
The building is a bit far from public transportation, so that is slightly negative.
Overall, great place to live for younger folk, not so great for families.

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Great Location, horrible landlord

The location can't be beat, and it's super super dog friendly. The roof is awesome in the summer, and while the gym isn't too big, it has all the basic equipment you need.

This building is all condos, but there are several landlords/companies that own and manage multiple units. I started out renting a studio unit from a landlord with only one unit. They were awesome. When I moved to a larger unit, I signed a lease with Recon Properites, LLC, which is owned by Michael Arrington. I had heard a lot of negative things about leasing from him (you always hear people talking about Arrington around the building), but I liked the new unit, so I went for it. This was "vintage," aka 100% original, no updates at all. It was originally $1265 for a one bedroom, which I thought was fair for the area. When it came time to renew, we negotiated a rent increase--$1325--with some repairs around the unit (the fridge and stove really needed replacement, some other small things), and the company was very easy to work with. When time came to renew for a third year, the requested rent increase was, in my opinion, not worth staying any longer. I believe it was 1375-1400? So we decided to part ways. That was all very smooth with Recon Properites and the building management. Some very nasty things happened once we left the unit that I'm unable to publicly disclose...we ended up agreeing to sign a document in exchange for partial refund of our rent. To be clear--Arrington had a lawyer draft an agreement because he knew he did something wrong, so he needed to cover himself. It wasn't worth it to us to fight it in court, so we agreed to the terms.

So in summary: great location, perfect for dog lovers, but be careful which owner you sign a lease with.

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Great Unit and Good Buiilding

The unit is wonderful and a great value in a prime location. Very safe and friendly building. The building has had some issues with the elevators but hopefully all has been resolved.

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Location can't be beat

The building itself is old and kinda creepy. A lot of older people and rich college kids live there so it's a strange mix. There is a convenience store in the bottom that is very convenient and a small gym complex that is clean and usable. My unit looks out onto the lake and the view can't be beat. The location is also awesome. It's easy to walk downtown, to restaurants in river north or to get west, south or north.

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My house

I have been living in this condo for about 5 years.
The management is very reasonable but I would like to see them be more attentive.
It is a great location and great price.
The views are magnificent and the roof deck is a big hit.
Laundry services are great and the storage room is big enough for your bike and other things.

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REVIEW

My building is pretty good.
Great location, convenient to a lot of things.
Great views of the lake.
I like my neighbors as well.
My apartment is remodeled.
The laundry room is huge.
Friendly people.
Great staff.
Pet friendly.
Clean.
Close to the beach.

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Great Building

1400 N Lake Shore is a beautiful historic building. It was originally built by the Wrigley family as a hotel and then changed into a condo building. Some of the units still need some updating. There is no central air in the units (I have a window AC). My kitchen needs some updating but with the price, I am very happy with it! I love the location. We have a beautiful roof top that is a great place to watch the fireworks. All the staff is very friendly and so are the neighbors. It is a pet friendly building so if you don't like dogs, it's not the right place for you. The walls are very thick, I never hear anything when I am in my condo. It's a great place to live for the price!

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 32 Recs

King Cafe Gourmet & Go
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Frankie’s Fifth Floor Pizzeria
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grocery 5 Recs

Eataly
Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods Market
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convenience 2 Recs

Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 27 Recs

Equinox Lincoln Park
Chicago SUP
CorePower Yoga
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parks 10 Recs

North Avenue Beach
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coffee 17 Recs

3 Arts Club Cafe
Sprinkles Cupcakes
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About Gold Coast

One of Chicago's most lively neighborhoods, Gold Coast has something to offer no matter what day it is. Established in 1967, The Museum of Contemporary Art houses stunning modern masterpieces at one of the world's largest contemporary art venues.

Food lovers around the area cherish the large...
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Median rents in Gold Coast
Studio
$
1,400
1 Bedroom
$
1,750
2 Bedroom
$
2,550

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Parking Near 1400 N Lake Shore Drive

No parking is available at 1400 N Lake Shore Drive, but there is parking nearby.
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Gold Coast Reviews

31 reviews
The Gold Coast experience is a bit like two sides of a coin depending on your exact location. There's the supposedly infamous Viagra Triangle, but really, it's just all a bunch of ostentatiously wealthy people who literally mill around and block the entirety of the sidewalks all evening long. If you're more of an extrovert who has a lot of superfluous cash, that would probably be a fun place to be? I'm more of an introvert, so I'm happy once I pass Division (with its own subset of bars--again, there's a lot going on), and it's all architecturally stunning mansions and much quieter. In general, the most important thing that I can say about this neighborhood is that I have seen more dogs in this area at all hours than in any other city, period, and that's EASILY the best incentive to live in the Gold Coast.
I've lived in the Gold Coast for 12 years. I love the neighborhood, but it lacks new developments (that are under a million dollars per unit). The Gold Coast is as safe as you're going to get in Chicago. There are so many places and other neighborhoods that are in walking distance. Being on the lakefront, I believe the Gold Coast is the best neighborhood in the city.
The neighborhood is great for sightseeing or grabbing a bite to eat with family and friends. Luxury shopping is within a 5 minute walk of the building. The only con about the building is that parking is $200 a month but the pro about it is that it is valet parking.
The buildings in a great location - one block off the lake, but close to grocery stores, restaurants, etc. It's tucked away in the residential area of Gold Coast, so you get all the perks without it being loud or super expensive.
Gold Coast is probably the safest and most quiet neighborhood in the city. It does not have much of a nightlife, but that's exactly what you want from your home. It's easy to get anywhere in the city from here.
I absolutely love this area... It is right in the middle of everything from downtown and River North, up to Old Town and Lincoln Park. It is wonderful in the summer with the beaches so close.
The neighborhood is really active with shops, restaurants, bars, and gyms all within a mile radius. The night life is really convenient being so close to division and wells street.
Extremely dog friendly. 2 blocks to Oak St or North Ave beaches. Half hour walk to LP zoo, 15 min to Mag Mile. Beautiful landscaping all around. Can't be beat.