4.0 out of 10

Lakeshore Dr, Homewood

Ranked 1st best street in Homewood
33.4596207515195 -86.797480419066
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees



"GREAT EATERIES, casual living"

Lakeshore Drive is located just outside of downtown Birmingham. It has a great many number varieties of facilities along the road. To include shopping areas, Sam's club, restraunts to include the Great Wall (wonderful chinese food), a rehabilitaion facility, and hospital. Most major roads in the Birmingham area dead end into Lakeshore Drive. Easy accessible road from nearly anywhere in the area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Close to 280, with slightly better traffic"

When I started college, my first apartment was located on Lakeshore. It's a great street for college students, because it's close to the nearby schools (UAB, Samford), and there's lots of places to eat sprinkled all around Lakeshore (including the Brookwood Mall, which has tons of newish restaurants). Lakeshore runs just under 280 and 31, passing over i65 one way and going through historic Mountain Brook in the other direction. The traffic is typical for a city, but rush hour can get a little sticky towards 65. It is FAR better than 280 and 31, however. Lakeshore is, to me, along the "safer" edges of Homewood. I didn't ever get scared driving on it by myself at night like I do on 31. It's a quiet street, but still in "the city" so everything is convenient, just the way I like it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

"Great place to live"

Lakeshore drive is a great place to consider living. Lakeshore drive is located just outside of downtown Birmingham. There is tons of shopping. There are also tons of restaurants, including fast food and fine dining. You are also very near some of the areas best golf courses. One of Birmingham's most popular shopping destinations, Wildwood, is located on Lakeshore Drive. You are also very nearby one of Birmingham's best hospitals, Brookwood Medical Center.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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