Once the epicenter for Chicago’s fashionable and well-to-do, Edgewater’s storied history still offers remnants of a bygone era.  Running along the shoreline, and capped by the northern most tip of Lincoln Park, this historical Chicago neighborhood still offers residents a tremendous mix of opportunity in the form of real estate and residential appeal.

Edgewater real estate is comprised of four tightly knit neighborhoods; Andersonville in the southwest quadrant, Edgwater Beach to the Southeast and Edgewater and Magnolia Glens to the north.  An interesting fact about Edgewater is that one of it’s earliest and most prominent developers came from Philadelphia, and with him brought the names of Pennsylvania towns along the railroad which remain to this day with names such as “Ardmore”, “Thorndale”, “Bryn Mawr”, “Berwyn”, “Devon” and “Wayne” – so, even while the streets have been here for nearly 100 years, their names don’t carry any local significance!

As a community, Edgewater provides residents with a variety of housing options, from single family homes over 100 years old to condos to lakefront high rises.  Most notable of all the buildings in Edgewater is the enormously pink Historic Edgewater Beach Apartments, once part of the famed Edgewater Beach Hotel from the 1910s and 1920s. And while the community may not have the same notoriety as some of the other neighborhoods throughout Chicago, it does bring with it a great deal of uniqueness and bang for the buck with local restaurants such as Dak, Cookies & Carnitas and Little Bad Wolf.

Check the tab to the right for recommendations on opportunities to experience Edgewater








North – Rogers Park
South – Uptown
West – Andersonville
East – Lake Michigan

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Public Transportation:

  • CTA: Red Line (Granville, Throndale, Bryn Mawr, Berwyn)

Main Roadways:

  • Lake Shore Drive
  • Clark Street (N/S)
  • Peterson Avenue (E/W)



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Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith

@properties Real Estate Agent

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