Mag Mile Apartments

It's hard to imagine a Chicago neighborhood that's more iconically the "it" neighborhood than the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast offers a mix of grand vintage mansions, luxury high-rises, and brownstone walkups. Here, old and new blend together effortlessly in the form of renowned architecture, swanky boutique shopping and famous restaurants.

From the beginning, big names like Hugh Hefner have resided in this lavish neighborhood. And, it's easy to see why. An expanse of beaches and gorgeous lakefront views makes Chicago's Gold Coast your own little "island in the city" paradise. Weekend getaways to Oak Street Beach provide trails for biking, paths to explore and plenty of green spots for picnics.

If all these Chicago adventures make you hungry, the Gold Coast's assortment of restaurants that include Michelin-starred and classic Chicago steakhouses will satisfy any craving.

Now, it's time to hit the world-famous Magnificent Mile that begins in the Gold Coast and runs along Michigan Avenue showcasing boutiques, elite chains and designer favorites. With all this and more, life in Chicago's Gold Coast makes you feel like you've really struck gold.