Gold Coast

Esteemed homes in a charming downtown neighborhood.

Welcome to Gold Coast

Esteemed homes in a charming downtown neighborhood.
 
While the Gold Coast has a mostly serene, neighborly feel—with vintage architecture contrasting with more contemporary mid-rise and high-rise condo buildings—its bustling commercial areas can be found along strips of Oak, Rush, and Division Streets.
 
Dotted with architectural gems that range from vintage row houses to doorman high-rises, the Gold Coast is a quiet, well-preserved retreat in downtown Chicago. Its tree-lined streets host many of the city’s most prestigious homes and afford residents superior access to Lake Michigan.
 

What to Expect:

Residential character and close proximity to the lakefront, complete with beaches that bookend the neighborhood.
 
A largely residential neighborhood with an array of architectural attributes, the Lake Michigan-adjacent community offers first-rate access to the south end of Lincoln Park and Chicago beaches at Oak Street and North Avenue.
 

The Lifestyle:

A rotation of lakefront recreation and fine dining by foot or taxi.
 
From walking the lakefront path and people-watching at one of the beach bars to indulging at renowned restaurants, the Gold Coast is a trove of prominent spots.
 

Unexpected Appeal:

A surprisingly tranquil ambiance despite its central location.
 
Since the neighborhood bar scene doesn't extend north of Division Street and a significant portion of properties are vintage buildings, the Gold Coast is a prime location for quiet daytime and twilight walks.
 

The Market:

A variety of mid-rise and high-rise condos as well as co-ops in vintage and contemporary styles.
 
The Gold Coast has a sizeable selection of condos, albeit compact spaces at steep prices, and even a variety of affordable walk-up apartments compared to other downtown neighborhoods. Family-sized rentals are rare, and pricey when available.
 

You'll Fall in Love With:

Pedestrian appeal with high-end retail selections.
 
Just off Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the chic designer stores and posh salons lining Oak Street will help work up an appetite for the neighborhood’s Michelin-starred restaurants.

Overview for Gold Coast, IL

14,428 people live in Gold Coast, where the median age is 50 and the average individual income is $134,169. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,428

Total Population

50 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$134,169

Average individual Income

Around Gold Coast, IL

There's plenty to do around Gold Coast, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

97
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
86
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
84
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pizzeria Serio Event Space, The Gilty Pig, and Aaron Gunn Wellness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.27 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.32 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.19 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.12 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.35 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Gold Coast, IL

Gold Coast has 8,792 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Gold Coast do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,428 people call Gold Coast home. The population density is 86,430.743 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,428

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

50

Median Age

47.03 / 52.96%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
8,792

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$134,169

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Gold Coast, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Gold Coast. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
The Latin School Of Chicago
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available

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