Edgewater Real Estate

Overview

Edgewater is a Chicago lakefront neighborhood located 7 miles north of downtown. Edgewater is made up of the area between Foster, Devon, Ravenswood, and Lake Michigan. One of the biggest advantages of the Edgewater neighborhood is easy access to several Chicago beaches and other recreational areas. Chicago’s largest park, Lincoln Park, stretches all the way from Edgewater almost all the way to downtown, and encompasses the popular Lake Shore Drive bike path.

Housing Types

Edgewater is made up of several smaller neighborhoods: Andersonville in the southwest, Magnolia Glens in the north, and the area facing the lake is known as Edgewater Beach. East Edgewater (adjacent to Edgewater beach) is home to many high-rise apartment buildings, condominium complexes, and mid-rise homes. Both buyers and renters will find good opportunity.

Culture/Nightlife

Edgewater is known for a wide array of independent locally owned shops, restaurants and businesses. An increasingly diverse restaurant scene includes a number of cuisines- Ethiopian, French, Japanese, Thai and American fine dining to name just a few. Edgewater is well known for its antique shops and is the home of some of Chicago’s largest and oldest antique markets.

Parking

While finding a parking spot in Edgewater can be a challenge, many spots are available for rent or purchase throughout the neighborhood. There is ample paid street parking on main streets, and though most residential streets require permits, it’s possible to find areas where no permits are required.

Transportation

Edgewater is served the CTA Brown and Red lines as well as numerous bus routes including Lake Shore Drive, providing express service to the downtown Loop and North Michigan Ave. Edgewater is also one of the most bicycle-friendly communities in Chicago. Experienced bikers enjoy the ease at which the neighborhood can be navigated via bike, and beginning city bikers love the quick access to the Lake Shore Drive bike path, which runs parallel with Edgewater along the lake.

Contact Us
The Touchstone Group serves the Edgewater neighborhood in Chicago. Whether you are a renter, buyer/seller, or investor, we are here to meet your needs. Contact us today at 876-225-2008, or by email at info@tsgre.com