Edgewater Beach Real Estate
Edgewater Beach is the easternmost part of the larger Edgewater neighborhood. Edgewater Beach follows the end of Lake Shore Drive north along the lake to Devon Avenue. Its main thoroughfare, Sheridan Road, is flanked by classic high-rise and mid-rise condo and rental buildings, while its smaller side streets are lined with low-rise single family homes and walkups along with smaller mid-century mid-rises.
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 Beach:
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 the Red Line, 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 Beach 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 Beach 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.
Outside of the small shorefront enclave of Edgewater Beach, Edgewater is a large neighborhood, which contains several other smaller neighborhoods within a neighborhood, including lively Andersonville, charming Lakewood-Balmoral, along with Edgewater Glen, and Magnolia Glen.
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.
An exciting commercial district on Clark and Ashland exists in Andersonville, to the west.
Some of the largest music venues in the city operate to the South, including the Aragon Ballroom and the Riviera Theater.
Edgewater Beach Listings Summary
Edgewater Beach - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Edgewater Beach: $249,400 / County Avg $506,000
Avg Taxes in Edgewater Beach: $3,400 / County Avg $10,900
Avg Sq. Ft. in Edgewater Beach: 1,106 / County Avg 1,886
Avg Price per/sqft in Edgewater Beach:$225 / County Avg $268
Avg Walkscore in Edgewater Beach: 89 / County Avg 70
Avg Year Built in Edgewater Beach: 1961 / County Avg 1960
Avg Days on Website in Edgewater Beach: 68 / County Avg 68