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 Today, the stately mansions and posh hotels have largely been replaced by high-rises with spectacular lake views and easy access to beaches and parks.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



5823 N Ravenswood Avenue #116 Chicago, Illinois 60660
$374,000 | Loft | 2 Beds | 2 Baths
Open House: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
1243 W Ardmore Avenue #2 Chicago, Illinois 60660
$189,900 | Condo | 2 Beds | 1 Baths
Open House: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
1467 W Summerdale Avenue #1 Chicago, Illinois 60640
$749,900 | Condo | 4 Beds | 2.1 Baths
Open House: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
6225 N Kenmore Avenue #1S Chicago, Illinois 60660
$499,900 | Condo | 3 Beds | 2 Baths
Open House: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm


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Average Sales Price

$299,624

Average Days on Market

70

Sales Prices vs. List Price

96%


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




Historic Home Of Steppenwolf's Martha Lavey Now For Rent On Airbnb  Sep 20th, 2017
Historic Home Of Steppenwolf's Martha Lavey Now For Rent On Airbnb

The legendary former leading lady of Chicago's theater scene died in April, but her spirit lives on.

Chicago-Themed Gifts, Beer And Live Music Coming To Edgewater This Weekend  Sep 19th, 2017
Chicago-Themed Gifts, Beer And Live Music Coming To Edgewater This Weekend

The annual Edgewater Arts Festival will take over Granville Avenue from Broadway to Kenmore.

Edgewater Beach Apartments Eyed By A Taste Of Heaven Cafe For New Location  Sep 18th, 2017
Edgewater Beach Apartments Eyed By A Taste Of Heaven Cafe For New Location

"The minute I opened the door it was like, 'I'm going to be opening here,'" the café owner said.

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