Chicago’s Gold Coast is one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods, encompassing the Magnificent Mile of North Michigan Avenue, including such high-profile shopping destinations such as Water Tower Place and 900 North Michigan Avenue. The trendy boutiques of Oak Street are also here, along with Chicago’s famed Oak Street Beach. With the exception of the aristocratic single-family residences in the Astor Street area, most residents live in high-rise condos and co-ops. The artistic River North neighborhood rivals New York City’s SoHo in the number of high-end art galleries, and offers a multitude of new high-rise condo and townhouse developments. River North is also the location of many of the city’s finest restaurants, and an exciting after-hours club and entertainment scene. River West, just across the Chicago River, is a newer neighborhood brimming with excitement and potential. The community abounds with new condo and townhouse developments, as well as with commercial properties converted to residential use.