Lake Shore is the wealthier cousin of Lakeview; as the name implies, it stands a short walk away from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. On the other side of the levee, a broad expanse of parkland lines the deceptively calm shore.
Most of Lake Shore is built on high land along the lake shore, and escaped major flooding.
The neighborhood shows its 1960s roots; it is one of the few places in the city where the streets break from the established patterns of grids. Streets curve around Harlequin Park and Tourmaline Park; creative Mid-Century Modern houses abound (as does an alarming trend of tear-downs.) Our visit was unfortunately short, curtailed by growing darkness, patches of rain, and fatigue after a long day of traversing the city.
On the northern edge of the neighborhood stands a newly constructed pumping station (?), wisely raised up above flood level.