Edgewater

Community Area: 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 Today, the stately mansions and posh hotels have largely been replaced by high-rises with spectacular lake views and easy access to beaches and parks.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.

Originally a part of Lake View Township, Edgewater was originally comprised of orchards and thick forests. However, in the 1880s, development began, and the population quickly ballooned from 2,000 to nearly 50,000. In response to the increased population demand, the area was annexed by the City of Chicago in 1889. In recent times, the development of high-rise condominiums has led to a revival in the area, as well as the extension of Lake Shore Drive. Today, Edgewater is made up of the neighborhoods of Andersonville, Broadway, Edgewater Glen, Sheridan Road and Edgewater Beach.

The area is served by the Chicago Public Schools system, which offers public education to children in grades K-8. Alternative schooling is available at various Catholic and private schools located in and around the community. The CTA offers ‘L’ train service along the Red Line, and Metra service is available along the North Line. Additionally, the CTA operates dozens of bus routes which run through the neighborhood.

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.  






Nearby Public Transportation

CTA Rail

at Argyle, Berwyn, Bryn Mawr, Granville, Loyola, Thorndale



1470 W Rascher Avenue #1 Chicago, Illinois 60640
$749,900 | Condo | 4 Beds | 2.1 Baths
Open House: Sunday, March 26th, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
1470 W Rascher Avenue #3 Chicago, Illinois 60640
$549,900 | Condo | 2 Beds | 2 Baths
Open House: Sunday, March 26th, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
1470 W Rascher Avenue #2 Chicago, Illinois 60640
$474,900 | Condo | 2 Beds | 2 Baths
Open House: Sunday, March 26th, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
5770 N Ridge Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60660
$577,000 | Multiple Unit (2-4) | 6 Beds | 3 Baths
Open House: Sunday, March 26th, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm


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Average Sales Price

$325,319

Average Days on Market

75

Sales Prices vs. List Price

98%


Data represents the community area's average over the past 12 months. All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.




Edgewater's Famous Pink Building To Host Free Art Fair This Weekend  Mar 22nd, 2017
Edgewater's Famous Pink Building To Host Free Art Fair This Weekend

See artwork made by local artists in a one-of-a-kind landmark building, which is a work of art itself.

Beloved 'Ms. Ollie' Of Edgewater's Ollie's Lounge Dies After Cancer Battle  Mar 7th, 2017
Beloved 'Ms. Ollie' Of Edgewater's Ollie's Lounge Dies After Cancer Battle

"It was like Ms. Ollie was looking out for everybody," Ald. Harry Osterman said of his late friend.

'Women's Day' Food Crawl To Highlight 13 Edgewater Women-Led Businesses  Mar 6th, 2017
'Women's Day' Food Crawl To Highlight 13 Edgewater Women-Led Businesses

Without these women's contributions to Edgewater, the neighborhood would be a very different place.

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