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Gold Coast
  • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Gold Coast is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 14,793. Gold Coast is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Gold Coast offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Gold Coast there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Gold Coast and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Gold Coast are above average.

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About Gold Coast...
Population
14,793

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$624,008
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,781
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    118.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    75.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    81.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,362.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$128,529
National
$64,994
Families with Children
8%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    national  11%

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