Living on Lake Shore Drive

When one thinks of Chicago, one of the things that they are most likely to picture in their mind’s eye is Lake Michigan, and then one thinks about Lake Shore Drive. The locals often call this area simply The Drive or The Outer Drive. As the name suggests, the road runs right around the shore of the lake and through Chicago. Visitors and locals alike enjoy driving on Lake Shore Drive because of the views and the fact that it can take them to different areas of the city that they need to be or want to visit. The Drive gives people a great look at the beautiful lake.

The Drive is famous in its own right, and when you see movies set in Chicago, there’s a good chance that you are going to see at least one shot of Lake Shore Drive. The next time you watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, National Lampoon’s Vacation, or When Harry Met Sally, keep an eye out for it.

Find Homes along the Drive

You will even be able to find places to live that are close to Lake Shore Drive and that offer you a great view of the lake beyond. You should be able to find quite a few different types and sizes of homes available. Whether you are looking for a small home such as a studio or a large 3000 sq. ft. plus home, you can find it on Lake Shore Drive. Some people think living on Lake Shore Drive is the ultimate address in Chicago.

Things to Do Along Lake Shore Drive

Vacationers and residents love just how much they can find to do in the area of Lake Shore Drive. Here are a few of the places that you will want to spend your time if you are living in the area!

Those who love getting out and getting some fresh air will want to take some time to visit Lakefront Trail. The trail can be quite busy when the weather is good, but the great view and the great times to be had make it worth it. You could go walking, biking, rollerblading, jogging, and more along the trail.

Navy Pier is nearby as well, and it is one of the most popular areas of Chicago. Today, you will find some great restaurants, theaters, rides, including a Ferris Wheel that you can see from Lake Shore Drive, a children’s museum, and much more. The Museum of Science and Industry is near the southern end of Lake Shore Drive in Jackson Park. Some of the other places that are near The Drive include the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and the Adler Planetarium, which are on Museum Campus. Check this page for more ideas on Things to do in Chicago.

 

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Of course, you can’t forget all of the beaches. Even though it might be the Windy City and the winters might be frigid, you can find some great beaches to enjoy throughout the summer all along Lake Shore Drive. This area of Chicago is iconic, and you will love the great view and the bustle of all of the others who are out and enjoying the Drive.

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