Edgewater used to be a popular summer destination for Chicago's financial elite. Today, it is a lakefront neighborhood with some of the same amenities as it did all those years ago. Edgewater is well-known for its long stretches of beach, high-rise apartment buildings, and the historic Andersonville neighborhood. It's a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood with close-knit neighbors looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Loop by train, by car
Merchandise Mart by train, by car
Union Station by train, by car
Millennium Park by train, by car
East to West -Lake Michigan to Ravenswood Avenue
North to South -Devon Avenue to Foster Avenue
Nearby Neighborhoods - Andersonville, Ravenswood, Little India, and Rogers Park
$50,000 to $1,541,000
Median Sale Price:
Average $ per sq ft:
Association Fee Ranges:
$0 to $300, $0 to $46253/mo
7 to 4200 Sq. Ft.
Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
$80,000 to $1,350,000
0 to 6 Bedrooms
1 to 6 Bathrooms
1885 to 2022
Parts of Loyola University's main campus are located in Edgewater and border Rogers Park, implying a large student population. Despite its physical distance from the Loop, red line access makes trips downtown easy, which has contributed to the neighborhood's large influx of young professionals over the last few decades. Above all, Edgewater is regarded as one of Chicago's best neighborhoods for raising a family.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Large student population and young professionals.
Taste dishes from around the globe.
Edgewater is well-known for its diverse cuisine. Foodies from all over Chicago flock to Edgewater to sample dishes from all over the world. This is primarily due to the international immigrant communities that have settled in the area. They opened family-run restaurants that are still popular in the neighborhood.
A more quaint and charming neighborhood.
It is an ideal place to live because of its foodie destinations, vintage shops, and international community. Not to mention how close it is to the beach. Whether you're looking to relocate to Edgewater or just visiting, this neighborhood has something for everyone.
But there’s more to Edgewater than just good eating.
Edgewater's galleries provide numerous opportunities to discover local artists. Because of the welcoming community, there are also a number of LGBTQ+-owned businesses in the area. Everything in Edgewater, Chicago, is relaxed, welcoming, and friendly.
Affordable options for most budgets
Edgewater residents can enjoy Andersonville's culture without paying a premium for housing. Edgewater, with a median home price comparable to Buena Park and Uptown, provides affordable options for most budgets. While single-family homes provide more space and a yard, they are more expensive. On the other hand, there are several mid- and high-rise condo buildings that provide more accessible housing options, as well as some that are more luxurious.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
Beaches and green areas are the biggest attraction in the neighborhood, especially in the warmer months.
Edgewater is bordered by Foster Beach and Kathy Osterman Beach, while Montrose Beach is located to the south.
Lincoln Park also runs alongside Montrose Beach, providing you with both green space and sandy beaches for your outdoor activities. Osterman (Hollywood) Beach, George Lane Park, and Berger Park are also great places to relax near the water.
Located on Chicago's northernmost outskirts, it is the terminus for the famed Lake Shore Drive, which will take you south to Downtown and even further to the South Side. There are also four Red Line stations that run north/south, as well as numerous bus routes that crisscross the area. Driving is relatively common this far north and can be useful for navigating the rest of the North Side. If you're training for a marathon, the Lakefront Trail starts in Edgewater and runs 18 miles down to the South Shore neighborhood.
Edgewater Arts Festival
Edgewater Artists in Motion, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the arts through beautification projects, school programs, and music events, is organizing the festival. It was founded in 2009 by an Edgewater resident who wanted to showcase local artists' work and revitalize the neighborhood following an economic downturn.