What To Expect From The Gold Coast
Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most luxurious neighborhoods. A historic district, it got its start in the wake of the Great Chicago Fire. In 1882 businessman Potter Palmer moved to Lake Shore Drive and built the Palmer Mansion-ultimately demolished in 1950- his move inspired other affluent Chicagoans to move to the area.
Gold Coast borders North Avenue and Division Street on the north, Lake Michigan on the east, Chicago Avenue on the south and Clark and Franklin Street on the west. Ranked as the 7th richest urban neighborhood in America, Gold Coast embodies luxury with a plethora of upscale stores and some of Chicago’s best restaurants.
Due to its proximity to Downtown, Gold Coast has seen an increment of young professionals, the highly rated schools also attract young and established families. With a median household income of $102,039, Gold Coast residents are generally affluent, thus setting the tone for entertainment, shopping, and dining experiences.
Don’t be fooled by Gold Coast’s location on the map, only 2.9 miles away from Downtown you still get that charming, peaceful neighborhood feel with all the perks of city living. You can spend hours walking the beautiful tree-lined streets and mesmerizing historic mansions.