The Gold Coast> neighborhood is bounded on the south by Oak St (1000 N) and East Lake Shore Drive, on the north by North Ave (1600 N), from Lake Michigan west to Clark St (100 W). ZIP Codes: parts of 60610 and 60611.
Almost every major Gold Coast apartment building is listed in this guide, with links to building websites and near real-time rent and availability checks, where available. Structured information on apartments, amenities and a building’s immediate surroundings can be found on the linked YoChicago Review pages.
Working with a rental service broker
One of the (many) lies that rental services tell renters is that they can negotiate a better deal for you. In fact, you surrender all your negotiating leverage when you’re working with a broker who’s being paid by the landlord / management company. Your only hope for a deal when you’re represented by a broker is to negotiate a rebate of a portion of the broker’s commission. Ask about the compensation that they’re being paid, and demand a rebate of everything over a half-month’s rent. A half-month’s rent is the co-op commission that brokers receive on condo rentals, and condo rentals are typically more time-consuming for the broker.
This guide also includes a grid of video tours of many of the buildings, and a map locating all of the buildings.