“The Gold Coast” refers to a stretch of expensive lakefront property owned by the city's wealthiest residents. The inception of the Gold Coast began in the late 1800's as the Astor Street District. The original Astor Street District was named after John Jacob Astor, a well respected citizen with several achievements and his name branded the neighborhood as a status of wealth which remains true today.
Today's Gold Coast incorporates this original district and extends beyond it. It is roughly bounded by North Avenue, Lake Shore Drive, Oak Street, and Chicago Avenue. Landscaped walkways, towering condominiums, brown- and greystone residences, topped with rooftop patios and penthouse suites, follow the curve of Lake Michigan's shoreline, which gives way to North Avenue Beach, accessible from several under passes. The Gold Coast has served as home to some of most affluent Americans including: Hugh Hefner, Cyrus McCormick's, and Potter Palmer.
A full-time Broker Associate specializing in sales and leasing in some of Chicago’s most desirable neighborhoods, Leslie brings valuable experience, personal service and expert knowledge to each real estate transaction and to every client. A well-honed marketing plan coupled with her extensive network proves Leslie an invaluable resource in helping you buy, sell or rent in today's dynamic real estate market.
Leslie has extensive experience in home buying, selling and renting in several neighborhoods of Chicago, including Lincoln Park, Lakeview, the Gold Coast, River North, River West, Streeterville, Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park. You can find a comprehensive list of neighborhoods served in the Communities section of this site.
Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or lease in town or in a home away from home, Leslie is dedicated to helping you achieve your real estate goals, no matter what stage in your life.