Gold Coast

Live In Diversity
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 variety of options available to them with standout cuisine at Mei's Corner, Jellyfish, and the legendary Italian restaurant Nico Osteria. After a full day of activities, choose to crack a cold one at Zebra Lounge or dance the night away at any of Gold Coast's exciting night clubs. However you choose to spend your time, Gold Coast will have something for you.
What Gold Coast Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.8
value
7.7
amenities
7.2
social
7.8
management
7.5
safety
8.9
Median rents in Gold Coast
Studio
$
1,179
1 Bedroom
$
1,594
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

Living in
Gold Coast

Great Restaurant And Bars
Lots Of Shopping Options
Expensive Neighborhood
Great Location
Safe
Easy Commute
Walkable
Proximity To Amenities
Noisy
Gold Coast — 8.6/10 Rating (based on 30 neighborhood reviews)
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.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1360 Lake Shore Drive
I live on North Ave and Dearborn Parkway! The area is safe, close to the like and public transit. The only downside is that parking in the buildings is expensive and street cleaning is a huge pain from April-October if you have a car. I've been there two years and love it!
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Constellation
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.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1 e scott
My experience has been wonderful. I feel safe and there is always something to do, whether I want to go to a nearby festival or try out a trending restaurant or bar.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
30 East Elm Condominium Associaio
close to everything and safe. There is a lot o do, and closte to work and school ,and a fun area to live in
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1000 Lakeshore Plaza
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.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1350-1360 Lake Shore Drive
Living in Gold Coast has been great! There are so many great restaurants, bars, and stores- all within walking distance. It is safe and secure, with lots of social opportunities. Transit is also easily accessible, as well as the beach.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Towers
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.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1350-1360 Lake Shore Drive
It's right in the heart of it all. You're also really close to Navy Pier here, and it's a wonderful spot. Millenium park is a nice short walk away, and there's ALWAYS something going on.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1000 Lake Shore Plaza
Great neighborhood to live in. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping in the area. It's also close to everything, so it's easy to walk or take public transit.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
One East Scott
Gold coast is close to Division street and cool Gold Coast restaurants. We're a quick walk to the lake, shopping, and great places to eat.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
65 E Scott
Great neighborhood. Best in the city! Super close to Jewel and the el. You can walk to the loop or old town if you want to go out.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Towers
Even though it is technically Gold Coast, it is more like a combination of Gold Coast, Old Town, and Lincoln Park.
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8
/10
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1350-1360 Lake Shore Drive
They call it the Gold Coast for a reason, it's super-safe, super-affluent and very quiet. Great place to live.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1350-1360 Lake Shore Drive
Great neighborhood right off Lakeshore. Quieter area since its a few blocks away from noisy bars on Division
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
65 E Scott
The Gold Coast is definitely and expensive neighborhood. While there are many expensive restaurants, bars, and shops, it is a great, central location.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
40 E Oak
This location is really the best. You are walking distance to the loop and Michigan Ave, but it has a very neighborhood feel. And of course you are right by the beaches, tons of restaurants, and lots of shops.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1400 N Lake Shore Dr
Pros: safe, beautiful view, a lot to do, nightlife, close to everything, great shopping, convenient, accessible.

Cons: Loud, busy, windy, expensive
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1000 North Lakeshore Drive
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.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1360 Lake Shore Drive
Very quaint. Amazing homes and really close to RH Three Arts Café. Also a convenient walk to Old Town and Division St. Bars.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1415 N Dearborn Condo Association
I absolutely love living in this area. You can't beat having the lake on one side and million dollar homes on the other. It's also so convenient to get to work - I hop on the 151 which picks up right outside of the building and goes straight down Michigan ave within 2 blocks of my office. You're also close enough to bars/restaurants in Old Town and Clark/Division but far enough away to avoid all the noise and people.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1350-1360 Lake Shore Drive
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.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
65 E Scott
I love the Gold Coast neighborhood! It is a short walk to many bus stops and the red line as well as bars and restaurants. There is also a new Jewel Osco that was just put in as well as Jeni's!
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1350-1360 Lake Shore Drive
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.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1415 North Dearborn Condos
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.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1350-1360 Lake Shore Drive
LOVE the neighborhood, EXCEPT during Chicago events. It brought in riff raff, and some nights I wish we had more police presence.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1350-1360 Lake Shore Drive
Amazing people, gorgeous views, and close to everything. Gold Coast is my favorite Chicago neighborhood to live in.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1400 N Lake Shore Drive
The Gold Coast is a great neighborhood and very safe. It's full of old people, but this building is very young.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1350-1360 Lake Shore Drive
Excellent neighbourhood has tons of great restaurants and places to unwind like dog parks and community centre
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1010 Lake Shore
This location is a great combination of what Lincoln park, old town, and Gold Coast has to offer.
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8
/10
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1350-1360 Lake Shore Drive
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Getting to Know
Gold Coast

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: N Clark St to N Lake Shore Dr
North to South Boundary: W North Blvd to E Oak St
dining
Eduardos Enoteca
Hash House a Go Go
The 3rd Coast
grocery
Jewel-Osco
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Gold Coast contains the 5 digit ZIP codes of 60610 and 60611. 47.7% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically 14.9%.

• 83.1% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with 16.4% having being built in the past 15 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly 28.4% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• 30.4% of people in Gold Coast drive to work.

The median gross rent in Gold Coast is $1,319. 35.6% of Gold Coast residents are 22-34, 4.1% are below 22, 16.1% are 35-49, and 35.7% are older than 50.

• Roughly 12.7% of Gold Coast residents are students (6.4% grad, 6.3% undergrad), and 20.6% are unemployed or retired.

• Most units are heated by electric, and 91.6% of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.

Best Apartments
in Gold Coast



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1 Bed $1,500

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1 Bed $3,000
2 Beds $4,660
3 Beds $8,000

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Studio $1,400
1 Bed $1,900
2 Beds $3,500

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Studio $1,390
1 Bed $2,100
2 Beds $2,200

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1 Bed $1,499
2 Beds $2,500

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