Edgewater Real Estate
Chicago's Edgewater is a diverse, blossoming lakeside neighborhood whose main streets are full of beloved local shops and restaurants, and whose quiet backstreets are populated by brick bungalows and two-four flats, vintage walkups and courtyard buildings, mid-century mid-rises, and a few classic shorefront high rises.
Edgewater is a large neighborhood, which contains several smaller neighborhoods within a neighborhood, including lively Andersonville, charming Lakewood-Balmoral, lakeside Edgewater Beach, along with Edgewater Glen, and Magnolia Glen.
Perfect for those who...
Want access to the lakeshore and Red Line trains without the competitive prices and hustle and bustle of Lakeview and Lincoln Park and an easier and shorter commute than from Rogers Park.
What it is like to live in Edgewater:
With authentic European delis, exotic foods, specialty grocery stores, summer farmer's markets, vintage and handmade boutiques, antique stores, as well as numerous local theaters and casual pubs, there's something for everyone to love in this dynamic and eclectic neighborhood.
Edgewater is bounded on the north by Devon Avenue and Rogers Park, on the south by Foster Ave and Uptown, on the west by Ravenswood Avenue, and on the east by Lake Michigan.
Types of Residential Housing:
Single Family Houses, mostly older Victorian and Four Square, many, if not most, have been rehabbed and modernized
Low-Rise Multi-Family Residential Rental Buildings, including 2-4 flats and 5+ flat walk-ups
Mid-Century Mid-Rise Condo and Apartment Buildings
Vintage and New Construction High-Rise Condo and Apartment Buildings
Attractions , Landmarks and Things to Do:
The Bryn Mawr Historic District on the southern tip of Edgewater is dominated by classic vintage high rise hotels and apartment buildings, as well as stately manors and Romanesque churches; the area is also fitted with old-fashioned green lampposts reminiscent of designs found in the 1920s, when the neighborhood was fast growing.
Cult favorite Metropolis Coffee Company has its flagship cafe on Granville Avenue, just to the north. Running along Edgewater's lakefront are significant tracts of parkland and beaches, including the dog-friendly Foster Beach! There are many small beaches in Edgewater Beach, which can feel more secluded on hot summer days since they are off the beaten path. Summertime is also an exciting time to be in Edgewater due to all the outdoor dining options, including the Waterfront Cafe, which as the name suggests, is located right on the lake.
Loyola University begins at the northern end of Edgewater, extending up into Rogers Park.
There are several CTA Red Line stops in Edgewater, connecting the neighborhood to Evanston, downtown, the North and South sides of the city. Additionally, the northern end of Lake Shore Drive runs through Edgewater.
Close by to:
Widely diverse and fascinating Rogers Park lies to the north.
Some of the largest music venues in the city operate to the south, including the Aragon Ballroom and the Rivera Theater.
Edgewater Listings Summary
Edgewater - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Edgewater: $310,000 / County Avg $535,200
Avg Taxes in Edgewater: $4,000 / County Avg $10,800
Avg Sq. Ft. in Edgewater: 1,301 / County Avg 1,930
Avg Price per/sqft in Edgewater:$238 / County Avg $277
Avg Walkscore in Edgewater: 90 / County Avg 71
Avg Year Built in Edgewater: 1955 / County Avg 1961
Avg Days on Website in Edgewater: 54 / County Avg 62