Lakefront property is lakefront property, so the industrial sites tend to be more inland along the Cuyahoga River (which no longer catches fire, thanks more to the decline of industrial production and steel imports, though the city and state take credit for "cleaning up the environment"), but there are docks and the old Burke Lakefront Airport along the lake in the city proper. Drive around. Also check out some of the Russian, Ukrainian, and Greek Orthodox churches on the near West Side.