As many Gold Coast streets are lined with historic brownstones, luxury condos, high-end boutiques, and restaurants that create both an elegant and romantic environment like no other, this particular part of Downtown Chicago also features amazing natural landscapes and public parks as well. Mariano Park, Washington Park, and Goudy Square Park are three parks in particular that help make the Gold Coast neighborhood extra special, and of course there's also Oak Street Beach, located right on Lake Michigan, the Lakefront Trail, Polk Bros Park, and Lake Shore Park. Whether you are looking to go for a long walk by the lake or need a place for the kids to run around for a couple of hours the parks in the Gold Coast neighborhood have a little bit of everything. That is why finding a home close to them is so ideal. Here are the best condo buildings in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood near parks.
30 W. Oak
Built-in 2007, 30 W. Oak has a more modern feel to it. The condominium has 22 floors with 48 units. It is located at the corner of Oak Street and Dearborn Street which is a four-minute walk to Washington Square Park one of the best parks in the area. It is also only a 10-minute walk to Oak Street Beach and an 11-minute walk to Seward (William) Park. 30 W. Oak comes with various amenities including 24-hour door service, a fitness center, on-site management, and a heated garage. This is a dog-friendly building with a 2-pet limit and some restrictions on Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherds, Great Danes, Pit Bulls, and Rottweilers. 30 W. Oak has a range of 1–3-bedroom condos. The average price per square foot is $801.
9 W. Walton
9 W. Walton is a luxury building also located in the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood. Condos here are only a three-minute walk to Washington Square Park, 13 minutes to Seward (Williams) Park, and 10 minutes from Oak Street Beach and Lake Michigan. This building was built in 2017 and has 35 floors with only 71 residences. Each condo comes with a private terrace and 10 -12-foot ceilings. The 9 W. Walton condos also provide residents with many different amenities including guest suites, a concierge, a club room, a party room, a conference room, a dog run/pet park, a fitness center, an indoor pool, a sauna, and spa/hot tub, wine lockers, wine room, and a yoga room. The average price per square foot tends to settle around $1,323.
1313 N. Ritchie Court
The 1313 N Ritchie Court was built in 1972 and has been updated to provide residents with an elegant and sophisticated design. Located only half a block from Lake Michigan, 1313 N. Ritchie Court condos are in one of the best locations throughout the Gold Coast. This building offers residents a large variety of amenities including a 24-hour doorman, on-site property management and maintenance, an outdoor pool, a sundeck, a fitness center, a bike room, on-site dry cleaning, a full-service salon, and an extra storage locker. It is within minutes of beautiful Farmer’s Markets, Lincoln Park, and fantastic boutiques and restaurants. It is also close to the Northern Avenue Beach, Pier, and Volleyball courts. This building offers residents some of the best lake views in the city.
65 E. Goethe
The 65 E. Goethe building is a French-inspired building that sits on the corner of East Goethe and N. Stone Street. While the building encompasses much of the block, there are only 15 separate condominiums in the building. 65 E. Goethe is a two-minute walk to Goudy Square Playground Park and an eight-minute walk to the Lake trail on Lake Michigan. Residents live a life of elegance and luxury at 65 E. Goethe. The building also has some of the best views of Lake Michigan from its rooftop garden and there is a landscaped courtyard within the building’s interior for residents to enjoy. Pets are allowed and the building comes with a 24-hour doorman, a concierge, and on-site management. The average price per square foot is right around $1,245.
1550 on The Park
1550 on the park sits at the intersection of the Gold Coast neighborhood, Lincoln Park, and Old Town. The building is located minutes from the expansive Lincoln Park and only a short 9-minute walk to Lake Michigan. This luxury condominium only has 32 residences available and is infamous for being a place of class, elegance, and wealth. Condos at 1550 on the Park come with 24-hour front desk staff, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a club room and lounge, high-speed internet and a business center, individual storage space, and an indoor self-parking garage. This condo building is the perfect combination of park and lakefront living. Condo floor plans range from 2-4 bedrooms to penthouses that have private rooftop terraces. The average price per square foot is approximately $678.