"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.