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Gold Coast


Affluent, influential and trendy, Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood lives up to its sparkling name. Having sprung up in the wake of the famous Chicago fire, the area began its journey toward its current incarnation when Potter Palmer built the Palmer Mansion in the early 1800's. Now a treasure trove of high-end retailers and hip eateries, the Gold Coast is studded with soaring condominiums which arc along Lake Michigan's sandy shore. Beachside, bike trails and jogging paths offer fit Chicagoans a touch of greenery amidst urban glamour, and just a few blocks inland, The Magnificent Mile boasts internationally known stores such as Prada, as well as unique local boutiques. Hungry shoppers can enjoy casual dining at renowned restaurants like Johnny Rockets. But nighttime ushers in a velvet rope atmosphere, with club-goers waiting for admittance to exclusive nightspots.


Despite the hustle and bustle, The Gold Coast is, at heart, a family area. From the regal mansions girding Astor Street, to the gleaming high rises and walk-ups, on streets like Oak and Clark, housing options abound. Rife with nineteenth century manors and stately brownstones, this one square mile neighborhood also offers superior schools both public and private. Whether you're in the market for a row home, a condominium or a brownstone, The Gold Coast has a wide variety of real estate selections, some at unexpectedly equitable prices.