Find Your Gold Coast Condo in Chicago With 3 Powerful Tips

The Gold Coast of Chicago is wonderful historic neighborhood that is famous to locals and visitors alike. Many people end up visiting the Gold Coast without knowing it as one of the boundaries is Lake Shore Drive. This famous road takes you by beautiful Oak Street Beach as well as some of the most desirable Chicago condo developments.

As you start to explore the options available throughout Chicago this area should surely make your list. As a neighborhood that has a mixture of historic homes, stunning mansions and even luxury condos there is something available for nearly every budget. With the number of options available starting your search may seem overwhelming. Countless sites will share with you “listings” but how are you to narrow down what option is best for you and your goals? To help save you time on your search for Gold Coast real estate we invite you to consider the following tips.

Townhome, Condo, Loft or High-rise – It may sound obvious but narrowing search to one particular type of condo can save you time. If you were to focus your search on townhomes, you will have just a few options, like the lovely buildings on East Division Street. If you were to open your search up to include condos and high-rises you would have many more options.
Do you want a Lake view? – Answering the question of whether or not you want a lake view can save you countless hours from looking at the wrong properties. When you want a Lake view you will want to explore more properties than simply those on “Lake Shore Drive”. Some high rise condos on Lake Shore drive don’t have a water view so take time to check which direction a unit faces before you schedule a viewing.
Historic Property or Newer Construction? – While the Gold Coast area is identified as a historic area, not all properties were built 80+ years ago. Depending on your tastes of architecture you can save a great deal of time in your search. Some high rises were built in the 1950′s while older townhomes could have been built much older than that. When decide if you want a historic or newer property you will be able to focus your search on just a few buildings.