Chicago's Gold Coast is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country. It gained popularity after the destruction of the Prairie Avenue area by the Chicago Fire. Now included on the National Registrar of Historic Places, the Gold Coast is home to vintage mansions, row houses and hi-rise condominiums alike. Lake Michigan graces the border on the East and the Chicago River to the South. Amenities include international name boutiques, fine dining and some of Chicago's best known hotels.