EDGEWATER Neighborhood Overview
Edgewater, as the name would imply, hugs the shores of Lake Michigan some seven miles north of downtown Chicago. Famous for its expansive beaches and sprawling park space, this neighborhood boasts an eclectic mix of urban gains and natural beauty. When strolling through Edgewater, expect to find families, a crowd of illustrious city landmarks and some of the Midwest's best antique shopping.
The neighborhood's ethnic mix, which includes large pockets of African and Eastern European immigrants, lends delicious international fare to the area. Edgewater is also famous for its authentic deli's, boutique grocery stores and specialty farm stands. But the neighborhood's signature attraction is its antique shopping.
The Red Line and Clark bus make it easy to get around the North Side but trips to the Loop or West Side neighborhoods can start running towards an hour.