7.9 out of 10

North Outer Lake Shore Dr, Lakeview

Ranked 1st best street in Lakeview
41.9456945129391 -87.6415360752915
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Pest Free
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Pest Free
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5
Jun 10, 2008

"Breathtaking city views"

There is nothing in the world like driving down Lakeshore Drive at night. There is something to be said about the quiet beauty of the lake on one side, and the city lights on the left. As you approach the city via Lakeshore Drive from 294, it looks like you are going to drive right into the buildings. Suddenly, the road curves to the right and you are cruising along with the lake to your right and the city to your left. Breathtaking!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
3/5
Jun 08, 2008

"There ain't no road just like it"

From Aliotta-Haynes-Jeremiah to Ferris Bueller's Day off, Lake Shore Drive has been a staple of Chicago pop-culture. It's picturesque with the skyline ahead of you, behind you, and to the west, and the vast flat Lake Michigan to the east. It's also the quickest way to go north to south in the city. With few lights, you won't be caught in the gridlock of the city, although it does back up during rush hour. Near downtown you'll see the beaches and marinas and the stark black alien-looking Lake Point Tower, once home to Sammy Sosa. As the road rounds the southern edge of the city you can pick up other highways such as the Dan Ryan Epressway or the Chicago Skyway which soars over the south side.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
Jun 05, 2008

"What An Incredible View"

Lake Shore Drive actually starts out East-West briefly, at the lower end of Lake Michigan, and curves upward along the western border of the lake for the rest of it. It is generally not commercial at all; it goes through areas like Lincoln Park, which of course has a zoo and is a neighborhood where young, hip and full of money types live and spend their money, but really Lake Shore Drive is a destination all its own. For the most part the apartment buildings, whether rented or owned, are more expensive when they are below, say Diversey (2800 N) and in fact those are some of the most beautiful mansions in the city. But even those that are much further north have the advantage of being on or very near the lake. A sprawling and beautiful thoroughfare.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
Apr 29, 2008

"full of life"

A beautiful drive or a walk which ever you prefer. also the location for the annual air and water show. Over the years, the show has become a summer tradition featuring aviation's top military and civilian pilots.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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"Breathtaking city views"
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"Visit different subcultures"
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"Noisy but well structured"
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"Great for dogs and their humans"
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"Home of Wrigley Field!"
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"Quiet Friendly area"
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"quiet area nice parks"
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"800 - 900 Block of W Newport is just right"
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"Mediocre Lakeview Living"
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