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Condos lining the famed Lake Shore Drive are among the most sought after on today’s Chicago real estate market. Whether it’s a luxury high-rise residence with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier or a cozy vintage co-op apartment with a charming personality, real estate for sale on Lake Shore Drive is sure to exceed the expectations of nearly every buyer looking for a great urban residence in the Windy City. And because Lake Shore Drive extends for nearly 16 miles along Chicago’s gorgeous lakefront, buyers have a seemingly endless supply of fabulous condo and apartment buildings to choose from when looking for that next place to call home. Lake Shore Drive’s southern end stops at Marquette Drive (6600 South), just south of the Hyde Park neighborhood and west of Yacht Harbor. The northern end of Lake Shore Drive stops at Hollywood Avenue (5700 North) in Chicago’s Edgewater Beach neighborhood, just south of Rogers Park and the Chicago campus of Loyola University. The downtown neighborhoods (my specialty in Chicago real estate) bordering Lake Shore Drive include the Gold Coast, Streeterville, the Chicago Loop, and the South Loop.
Perhaps what makes real estate Lake Shore Drive so special, however, is that Chicago’s true shoreline is greeted with miles and miles of public park space. With the LSD running through or alongside these parks and no residential or commercial structures east of “The Drive” (with the exception of Lake Point Tower), Chicago residents are able to enjoy a truly unique outdoor space, while living in one of America’s largest and greatest cities around. In fact, due to various Chicago city ordinances, all of the lakefront park space in the city will be forever protected, with the Lake Point Tower being the only private structure on the lakefront side of Lake Shore Drive.
Living on Chicago’s famed Lake Shore Drive has its obvious advantages. Of course there’s the spectacular view, the convenient location, and the desired status of being able to say you live on Lake Shore Drive, but when it comes to fully being able to take advantage of just how special it is to be a part of downtown Chicago, there’s no better address than one with Lake Shore Drive at the end of it. If you’re interested in Lake Shore Drive real estate for sale, contact us today!