Gold Coast Neighborhood
Chicago’s Gold Coast Neighborhood
Gold Coast is, as F. Scott Fitzgerald would put it, the “West Egg” of Chicago. It has maintained its historical integrity and built on that value for high society appeal throughout the decades. Built to cater to fine tastes with imported designer boutiques lining up and down Oak Street, Yves St Laurent, Hermes and Prada, just to name drop a few. It’s no wonder they chose the only neighborhood with “Gold” in the title to set up shop.
But Gold Coast isn’t all old money, there is a youthful side to every street also. Oak Street may be home to designer duds but at the end lays Oak Street Beach, one of Chicago’s summer hot spots. It also houses see-and-be-seen lounges like C-View and Rush Streets evermore famous eatery’s like Carmines, Tavern on Rush, Gibson’s and Hugo’s.
It’s built up since it’s late-1800’s beginnings integrating luxury high-rise hotels and residences like the Waldorf Astoria, Park Hyatt and the Four Seasons. However, with two registered National Register of Historical blocks, Astor and Schiller Street, and a 1.5 mile guided Victorian home walking tour, residing within the neighborhood it’s easy to fulfill the need of community and history amongst the high rise evolution.