Consider Lake Shore Drive Real Estate For Your Next Chicago Home

Posted by Helaine Cohen on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 3:09pm.

Lake Shore Drive Real Estate in ChicagoLiving on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago can be compared to living on Madison Avenue in New York or Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. Despite being downtown Chicago’s busiest and most used thoroughfare, Lake Shore Drive real estate is still at a premium and is all about status and prestige. For home buyers searching the downtown Chicago real estate market from out of town, Lake Shore Drive may just seem like nothing more than a noisy, heavily traveled highway built to funnel drivers in and out of the city. But for those who know and love Chicago for what it is, real estate along Lake Shore Drive is a status symbol that’s understood well by locals and something that’s particularly sought-out by luxury home buyers who want the best of what the Windy City has to offer.

While it’s true, Lake Shore Drive is often busy, noisy, and at times even an eye-sore, residents who live on Lake Shore Drive rarely even notice all the congestion. The main reason for this is that today’s Lake Shore Drive actually contains both an inner roadway, which is used for slower local traffic, and an outer roadway, which of course is the limited access highway that caters to faster moving cars and trucks.

All Lake Shore Drive real estate in Chicago is calmly situated on the roadway’s inner drive, so despite the LSD’s notorious reputation for being a busy expressway, the lifestyle for those who are lucky enough to call this stretch home is actually quite passive. In addition, when it comes to some of the hottest, most exclusive condo buildings situated on Lake Shore Drive, what’s going on outside of the building has very little effect on the stunning unobstructed views of Lake Michigan each unit possesses or the world-class amenities that are offered at nearly every address on “the Drive”. So when considering a location for your next upscale home or condo, think about Lake Shore Drive real estate and all the perks that go along with it. While all the condo building on Lake Shore may have a different style or feel, the one thing they all have in common is undeniable class and sophistication.

For more information on Lake Shore Drive real estate in Chicago, contact Helaine Cohen, downtown Chicago realty expert, at (312) 953-0961 today!     

My Top 10 Current Lake Shore Drive Real Estate Listings:

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Incredible Sweeping Lake And City Skyline Views...

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$500,000 Contingent

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,257 ft²

Residential

474 North Lake Shore Drive #3011, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10551134

Incredible Sweeping Lake And City Skyline Views From This Luxurious Southeast Corner Streeterville Unit! See The Lake, River, And Entire City In Panoramic Fashion! Gorgeous Hardwood Flooring, Custom Cabinetry, Granite Counter Top And Back Splash, And Stainless Steel Appliances. High-end Finishes ...

Everything New! - December 1 Delivery! Over $15...

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$524,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

680 North Lake Shore Drive #916, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10565919

Everything New! - December 1 Delivery! Over $150k In Renovations By Esteemed And Experienced Luxury Developer/home Builder. Complete Attention To Detail In This South Tower Three Bedroom. Bright Living Area Leads To Kitchen With Custom Cabinets With Built Ins, Quartz Counters And Backsplash. Bea...

Elegance On The Lake! Grand Scale Rooms, Hardw...

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$525,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,500 ft²

Residential

3500 North Lake Shore Drive #9a, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10385989

Elegance On The Lake! Grand Scale Rooms, Hardwood Floors, Fabulous Wall Space For Art, Butler's Pantry, Gourmet Kitcehn And 3 Ensuite Bedrooms Plus Guest Bath. Palatial Dr Divided To Include In-home Office. 2-zone Central Air, In-unit Washer-dryer, And Magnificent Vintage Detailing Throughout. ...

Enjoy Awesome Lake Views Along With Fireworks F...

REDUCED 9% Photo of Listing #10398296
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$525,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,545 ft²

Residential

880 North Lake Shore Drive #16dh, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10398296

Enjoy Awesome Lake Views Along With Fireworks From Your Living Room & Then Retreat To Your Master Suite With Views Of The Hancock Bldg & City. This Rare Combination Of Two South End Apts In A Landmark Mies Van Der Rohe Building With Floor-to-ceiling Windows Has Created A Bright And Spacious Two-b...

Prime "ab" Combination In Landmark Mies Van Der...

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$525,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,600 ft²

Residential

880 North Lake Shore Drive #9ab, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10525784

Prime "ab" Combination In Landmark Mies Van Der Rohe Building. Enjoy Breathtaking Views Of North, East And South! Appealing Two Bedroom Floor-plan With Oversized Great Room And Dining Room. Perfect City Home With Panoramic Shoreline & Lake Views! Quality Kitchen Renovation W/designer Upgrades. De...

Incredible Remodel Of A Vintage Lake Shore Driv...

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$525,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,800 ft²

Residential

3534 North Lake Shore Drive #1d, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10561452

Incredible Remodel Of A Vintage Lake Shore Drive Condo. Spacious 3 Bedroom/2.5 Bath, Recently Rehabbed Throughout. Boutique Side Lobby Entrance Off Of Tree-lined Brompton Street. Extra Wide 22 Foot Floor Plan Features Hand Stained Hardwood Floors, Gourmet Kitchen With Quartz Counters And High-e...

Every Window Faces South In This Move-in Condit...

NEW Photo of Listing #10574002
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$529,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,430 ft²

Residential

990 North Lake Shore Drive #19b, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10574002

Every Window Faces South In This Move-in Condition 2-bedroom, 2 Bath Condo In The Preferred Tier Of This Professionally Managed Streeterville High Rise. Features Include Hardwood Floors, Floor-to-ceiling Windows And A Large Bay Window In The Living Room. Up Two Steps, The Dining Room Has A Wall O...

Stunning Pre-war Elegance With An A+ Lake Shore...

NEW Photo of Listing #10574748
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$529,000 New

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,000 ft²

Residential

3300 North Lake Shore Drive #9e, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10574748

Stunning Pre-war Elegance With An A+ Lake Shore Dr Location On One Of East Lakeview's Most Desirable Blocks. Only 2 Residences Per Elevator Foyer, This Huge 3 Br, 2.5 Bath Light-filled Home Occupies The South-west Corner With East, South And West Exposures And Unimpeded Western Views. Features Ge...

   

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