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Living in Gold Coast Chicago

Gold Coast is the 3rd most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 30,051 residents.

Gold Coast has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Near North, Streeterville, Near East Side, River North, Old Town, The Loop and Old Town Triangle.

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Walk Score of Gold Coast, Chicago, IL

Gold Coast is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

Photo of Chicago Avenue Pumping Station in Gold Coast, Chicago

Chicago Avenue Pumping Station

Photo of City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower in Gold Coast, Chicago

City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower

Daily errands do not require a car in Gold Coast Chicago.

Gold Coast is the 3rd most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 96.

Find apartments in Chicago's most walkable neighborhoods: Near North, Printers Row and Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Chicago Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for 1330 N. Dearborn in the Gold Coast area
$1,400
1 bed
Walk Score 100
Rental info for 1133 N. Dearborn in the Gold Coast area
from $1,450
Studio
Walk Score 100
Rental info for 1111 N. Dearborn in the Gold Coast area
from $1,350
Studio
Walk Score 100
Rental info for Homescout Realty in the Gold Coast area
from $3,250
1 bed
Walk Score 100
Rental info for McClurg Court Center in the Gold Coast area
from $1,250
Studio
Walk Score 97
Rental info for 540 N State St in the Gold Coast area
$3,163
2 bed
Walk Score 99
Rental info for 441 E Erie St in the Gold Coast area
$1,288
Studio
Walk Score 93
Rental info for 448 E Ontario #301 in the Gold Coast area
$2,411
1 bed
Walk Score 93

Gold Coast Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Gold Coast to other Chicago neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1 Near North 98 94 73 21,098
2 Printers Row 97 100 65 2,341
3 Gold Coast 96 91 74 30,051
4 The Loop 96 100 78 10,649
5 River North 96 96 78 7,915

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 531 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Gold Coast.

People in Gold Coast can walk to an average of 43 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of The Lodge in Gold Coast, Chicago

The Lodge

Photo of Sunny Side Up & Coffee Shoppe in Gold Coast, Chicago

Sunny Side Up & Coffee Shoppe

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thumbnail for Chicago Avenue Pumping StationOne of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire, the Pumping Station now houses the city's visitor center and the Looking Glass Theater.

Terri Buseman
on Chicago Avenue Pumping Station

Transit Score of Gold Coast, Chicago, IL

Gold Coast is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Gold Coast Chicago apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Gold Coast has world-class public transportation and about 21 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Gold Coast on public transit.

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Gold Coast has about 25 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, I-GO and Getaround.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Gold Coast Chicago? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

Terri Buseman

A resident of the South Loop since 1985, Terri Buseman has sold a variety of downtown properties, from single family homes and townhomes, to lofts and condominiums since 2004. She and her husband have raised their family in the city, and therefore can relate to the challenges families face when making real estate changes.

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Photo of Chicago Avenue Pumping Station in Gold Coast, Chicago

Chicago Avenue Pumping Station

Photo of City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower in Gold Coast, Chicago

City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower

Photo of Tiffany & Co. in Gold Coast, Chicago

Tiffany & Co.

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Bike Score of Gold Coast, Chicago, IL

Gold Coast is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in Gold Coast

= Lowest Crime

Gold Coast has less personal crime and less property crime per person than the Chicago average.

Gold Coast Crime Rate

Compared to all Chicago neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Gold Coast Chicago?

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Photo of Onterie Center in Gold Coast, Chicago

Onterie Center

Photo of Mc Clurg Court in Gold Coast, Chicago

Mc Clurg Court

Photo of Hemingway House Gold Coast Chicago in Gold Coast, Chicago

Hemingway House Gold Coast Chicago

Photo of Museum of Contemporary Art Store in Gold Coast, Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art Store

Photo of Oak Street Beach in Gold Coast, Chicago

Oak Street Beach

Photo of Mother's Too in Gold Coast, Chicago

Mother's Too

thumbnail for Mc Clurg CourtPrentice Women's Hospital located north of McClurg Ct. Center is currently abandoned and slated for demolition but is considered and architectural gem by many preservationists.

Benson Spain
on Mc Clurg Court

Photo of Axis in Gold Coast, Chicago

Axis

Photo of 40 E Oak St in Gold Coast, Chicago

40 E Oak St

Photo of Onterie Center in Gold Coast, Chicago

Onterie Center

Photo of Detention Nightclub in Gold Coast, Chicago

Detention Nightclub

thumbnail for Hemingway House Gold Coast ChicagoHemingway lived at this location for 3 months in 1921. It is located in the beautiful historic area of the Gold Coast.

Jill May
on Hemingway House Gold Coast Chicago

Gold Coast is Talking About...

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Photo of Les Nomades in Gold Coast, Chicago

Les Nomades

Photo of Tiffany & Co. in Gold Coast, Chicago

Tiffany & Co.

Photo of Tiffany & Co. in Gold Coast, Chicago

Tiffany & Co.

thumbnail for Mother's TooMother's Too. So many memories, drunk memories, spent here. To live so close to the Rush Division strip is both a blessing and a curse.

Alexander Price
on Mother's Too

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