Neighborhoods within Edgewater: Andersonville, Edgewater, Edgewater Glen, Edgewater Beach, Magnolia Glen, Epic, Lakewood/Balmoral
Zip codes within Edgewater: 60660
Edgewater: Located between Uptown and Rogers Park on Chicago's far North Side, Edgewater was once a playground for Chicago's early 20th century elite. Today, the stately mansions and posh hotels have largely been replaced by high-rises with spectacular lake views and easy access to beaches and parks. The neighborhood offers excellent access to trains and public transportation, and Loyola University is also nearby.
Many large homes and classic apartment buildings remain in Edgewater, and good deals can be had on rehabs as well as new construction and investment properties. The housing stock ranges from greystone three- and six-flats to courtyard buildings and high-rises
Moderate housing prices along with proximity to public transportation and the lakefront make this area very attractive to people of all ages, income levels and backgrounds. Residents can enjoy the beach, the park, lively cafes, restaurants, antique shops and theatres. Edgewater also has a strong network of community-based organizations.
Andersonville: Just north of Uptown lies Andersonville, an old Scandinavian neighborhood, whose borders are loosely defined by Lawrence Avenue on the south, Peterson on the north, Broadway on the east and Damen on the west. Andersonville real estate offers residents a vibrant, self-sustaining community just blocks from the lakefront and less than five miles from downtown.
Quiet, residential side streets feature handsome greystone two-flats, redbrick apartment buildings and large, wood-framed single-family homes. Buyers can also find gut rehabs, teardowns and new-construction homes.
Andersonville's Swedish heritage is still evident in its shops and restaurants, including the famous Ann Sather's, but the area has also sprouted an eclectic mix of Middle Eastern, Asian and European eateries, American gastro pubs and coffee houses. Its commercial district is made up almost entirely of locally owned, independent shops, taverns and service companies. A favorite attraction in Andersonville is the Swedish American Museum, which chronicles Swedish immigration to the Midwest in the early 1850's. Additionally, residents of the neighborhood are in close proximity to the lake front and several beaches.
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