10 Great Neighborhoods in Chicago
From River North to the Gold Coast, to Wicker Park and the South Loop, discover some of Chicago's best neighborhoods and find out which one is right for you.
Boundaries: Between North Avenue south to Chicago Avenue, from LaSalle Avenue east to Lake Michigan
Old money and stunning lake views characterize this hot neighborhood that runs contrary to the Chicago phrase: “cooler by the lake.” Oprah once lived on the border of this high-priced community, where homebuyers can pay millions for a two-bedroom condo. And if you're into "intentional living," or sharing humongous spaces commune style, this area has some of Chicago's largest old homes that could fit the bill. “People are drawn to this area because of the nightspots, the good food, its proximity to the lake and to the business district,” says Prudential Preferred Properties Realtor Carla Walker.
Tour Nate Berkus' Condo on Chicago's Gold CoastView All 14 Photos
During summer, Rush Street Concerts at the landmark St. James Cathedral showcase live performances for an hour.