Gold Coast Apartments

Who’s ready to move to Chicago’s poshest neighborhood? The Gold Coast neighborhood in downtown Chicago is the city’s most prestigious. And the apartments in Gold Coast? They’re going to win you over from the first glimpse.

Tree lined street in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood on a rainy day in fall, trees have yellow leaves

Gold Coast Life


  • Loyola University Chicago (Water Tower Campus)
  • Moody Bible Institute


  • No major hospitals


  • Highway 41 (Lake Shore Drive)


  • Clark/Division Station: Red Line


  • Route 22
  • Route 36
  • Route 37
  • Route 66
  • Route 70
  • Route 151
  • Route 156

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Discover Gold Coast

When it comes to luxury apartments, Gold Coast is where it’s at. Take a stroll around the neighborhood, and you’ll see vintage high-rises that welcome residents home through golden doors (pretty on-brand, right?). There are also new apartments in Gold Coast that boast modern amenities like rooftop pools, coworking spaces and fitness centers that’ll make your expensive membership-only gym envious.

So how much is rent in Chicago’s Gold Coast? Browse the listings above to find the most recent prices for apartments in Gold Coast. You might be surprised to find rent prices that are affordable, considering the Gold Coast is often Chicago’s most expensive neighborhood to live in.

From studio apartments to 1-bedrooms and beyond…you can even find roomy 3-bedroom apartments in Gold Coast. Our team of leasing agents can help you find an apartment in Gold Coast that fits your budget and needs.

We’ll also help you decide which part of the Gold Coast to rent in. The neighborhood is small, but has distinct pockets that have their own unique features.

How does living along Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive sound? Rent at 1400 N Lake Shore apartments, and you’ll get to enjoy the best views of Lake Michigan in the city. If living on one of Gold Coast’s charming streets sounds more appealing, take a tour of Chestnut Place or Elm Street Plaza.

Because of the Gold Coast’s historic status, new apartments aren’t as easy to come by. But, the few that have been built recently are jaw-droppers! 61 Banks Street apartments are a favorite, with luxury amenities, resort-style design and an Astor Street District address – one of the most sought-after in Chicago.

When you’re ready to make a move to one of the awesome luxury apartments in Gold Coast, our team of Chicago’s best leasing agents is ready to answer your questions.

The Food Scene in Gold Coast

If the great apartments in Gold Coast have you considering a move to the neighborhood, having incredible restaurants at your fingertips will win you over.

Since the Gold Coast is extra fancy, you better believe it has some swanky dining options. The best fine dining in Gold Coast is at Maple and Ash. The perfect spot for a special occasion, this steakhouse will fill your belly with mouthwatering filet, oysters and dessert.

Have a craving? The restaurants in Gold Coast have something for every taste. Fig and Olive has the best Mediterranean in Chicago and Carmine’s serves up classic Italian in an old-school supper club atmosphere. If you need a great hangover breakfast, hit up the Original Pancake House. Looking for a high-brow brunch? Margeaux Brasserie, located inside Gold Coast’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, is to-die-for delicious.

The bars in Gold Coast are ready to quench your thirst, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Finding a craft cocktail in the neighborhood is easy – pop into Zebra Lounge, Sparrow or LuxBar, pour over the drink menus and pick your poison. Is a dive bar more your vibe? Yes, even the poshest neighborhood in Chicago has a local watering hole. The Lodge Tavern has been slinging cold brew and cracking peanuts since 1957, and is a favorite hangout in Gold Coast.

Things to Do in Gold Coast

This neighborhood might be pocket-sized, but you’ll always find fun things to do in Gold Coast. The quiet streets are full of treasures, just waiting to be discovered.

If you’re looking for a day of culture, check out the Newberry Library. More than just a library, this historic building is home to niche research collections and rotating exhibitions too.

History buffs will love Gold Coast’s Chicago History Museum. When you have friends and family visiting, this is an excellent way to entertain them for an afternoon. Chock-full of unique exhibitions, you’ll learn something new about the great city of Chicago each time you visit.

But the best thing to do in Gold Coast is to simply enjoy the tranquility of the neighborhood. Stop by La Colombe Coffee Roasters and enjoy a quiet stroll with a hot cup of joe. You can spend hours wandering up and down the streets in Gold Coast. Admire the historical homes in the Astor Street District, enjoy the breeze off the lake, and do a little window shopping along Oak Street.

Fun Fact

Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is overflowing with historic properties, such as the famed Charnley-Persky House, a mansion co-designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. These architectural gems offer a glimpse into the city’s opulent past.

Shopping in Gold Coast

Let’s talk about the shopping in Gold Coast. It’s so good!

Gold Coast is home to the best luxury shopping in Chicago. Brands like Dior, Armani and Prada line the streets along Walton and Rush Streets. But it’s not all fancy-schmancy; you can also stock up on leggings at Lululemon, outerwear at Patagonia and denim at Madewell.

The Gold Coast is the gateway to the famous Magnificent Mile too. The north end of the shopping mecca borders the neighborhood, making it easy to walk to Michigan Avenue. Enjoy the shopping and restaurants in Streeterville and beyond.

Getting your groceries and everyday needs is easy when you live in Gold Coast. Since new development in the neighborhood is highly restricted, you won’t find huge grocery stores on every corner, which lends to the charm of the neighborhood. But luckily, chain stores like Jewel-Osco, Aldi and Dom’s Kitchen and Market are just blocks away in nearby Old Town.

Gold Coast’s Park and Recreation Options

A huge reason people love to rent in Gold Coast is that the neighborhood truly values nature and green space. Mature trees line the boulevards and carpets of ivy cover the lawns. Well-manicured garden terraces and rooftops are a must-have amenity in Gold Coast’s luxury apartments, offering residents their own oasis in the middle of the bustling city.

If you’re renting an apartment with your dog, having green space nearby is a must, and the Gold Coast has you covered. The residential streets are perfect for dog-walking, and nearby Washington Park is a great spot to let your pup take in all the city smells. Many of the dog-friendly apartments in Gold Coast have pet-focused amenities, like dog runs and pet spas, too.

And lastly – Oak Street Beach is an awesome perk when you live in Gold Coast. Grab your towel and sunscreen and walk to the beach – it’ll take you about 10-minutes from door to shore. Downtown Chicago’s awesome Lakefront Trail also skirts the coastline, giving you access to 18-miles of paved running and biking trails. Get outside and enjoy downtown!

Transit Options in Gold Coast

When you rent an apartment in Gold Coast, getting around Chicago is easy – even if you’re car-free!

If you work in downtown Chicago, take the CTA Red Line, and you’ll be in the heart of the Loop in 15-minutes flat. Catch the train at the Clark/Division or Chicago stations; both are an easy walk or quick bus ride from your apartment in Gold Coast.

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