As you head south on Chicago's iconic Lake Shore Drive, a light
becomes more visible. The sign belonging to a Gold Coast landmark,
The Drake Hotel, shines a bright pink, just as it has for the last
70 years. The facade of this luxury hotel exudes the same glamour
you'll find throughout the Gold Coast Historic District: mansions,
beautiful apartments, boutique shops, and dealerships selling
Lamborghini, Bugatti, and other dream cars.
After the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 the region's evolution
began. It would go from scarcely populated and swampy to a
stronghold of wealth. Originally "The Astor Street District", it
took its name from one of the richest citizens in the history of
the US, John Jacob Astor. The name projected an air of wealth,
although he didn't actually live in Chicago. When a section of Lake
Shore Drive opened in 1875, wealthy families began to take notice
of the neighborhood.
Potter Palmer, a businessman and early resident of the area, saw…
Gold Coast Apartments, Near North Side Apartments
You can find Lyfe Kitchen nearby. The area has a number of food options, including Ron Of Japan, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, and Do-rite Donuts & Chicken. These are located within 92 yards.