Chi - 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.  


Chi - Edgewater - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Chi - Edgewater: $525,900 / County Avg $638,100


Avg Taxes in Chi - Edgewater: $5,000 / County Avg $11,700


Avg Sq. Ft. in Chi - Edgewater: 1,771 / County Avg 2,043


Avg Price per/sqft in Chi - Edgewater:$297 / County Avg $312


Avg Walkscore in Chi - Edgewater: 88 / County Avg 71


Avg Year Built in Chi - Edgewater: 1957 / County Avg 1961


Avg Days on Website in Chi - Edgewater: 51 / County Avg 70


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