The neighborhood of Edgewater is part of the city of Chicago, Illinois.
Edgewater offers a variety of experiences for those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. This part of the city has a large number of areas for those looking for a dynamic vibe. Even though a limited selection of entertainment venues can be found nearby, there are usually masses of people around, and places to go out at night are well-spread throughout the neighborhood. Access to public green spaces, such as Lincoln Park, is very easy from the majority of locations in the neighborhood, since most properties for sale have one nearby and there are approximately 10 parks close by for residents to enjoy.
Edgewater experienced its latest housing boom before the 1960s, so most of the available properties are from this time period. In this part of the city, many of buildings are large apartment buildings, and the remaining dwellings are mainly small apartment buildings. About two thirds of the population of this neighborhood rent their home and one third are owners. This neighborhood also has quite a good selection of housing sizes; homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Residents will appreciate that no matter where their house is located in this area, primary as well as high schools are nearby. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. When it comes to food, home buyers in Edgewater will welcome that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Additionally, there are over 100 restaurants and about 20 coffee shops to benefit from in Edgewater. A decent selection of clothing stores can also be found within a rather short walking distance, for example on Clark Street.
Edgewater will draw home buyers that use several modes of transportation. Thanks to plenty of nearby rapid transit stations on the Red Line, and a few nearby bus lines, the public transit network in this area is very convenient. Edgewater is also reasonably car friendly. Many homes for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway. Edgewater will appeal to active home buyers because it is very suitable for walking; carrying out daily needs is very easy, and there are also a fair number of businesses nearby.