Gold Coast Magazine's History
For 50 years, Gold Coast has led the magazine industry in South Florida. The flagship magazine of Gulfstream Media Group, Gold Coast magazine has been a recipient of multiple accolades, including the prestigious Charlie Awards bestowed by the Florida Magazine Association.
Founded in 1965, Gold Coast was purchased by its current publisher, Bernard McCormick, in 1970. McCormick had been a senior editor with Philadelphia magazine in the 1960s and helped define the concept of a city/regional magazine at the time when Philadelphia's journalism was being recognized on a national level.
As one of the first and longest-running city magazine companies in Florida, the magazine's archives are often used to chronicle the history of South Florida. Gold Coast was even honored by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society for its long history of integrity and community service.