Why we love it
Edgewater literally hugs the water’s edge, with miles of beaches and green spaces to relax in — and pretty stunning views over Lake Michigan from seven miles north of the Loop.
Explore like a local
- Enjoy sweeping lakefront views at seasonal spot The Waterfront Cafe.
- Take in a show at diversity-driven Jackalope Theatre.
- Feast on modern Indian fare at local favorite Mango Pickle.
Family-friendly Edgewater is an antique and vintage shopper’s haven. Browse for hours at Broadway Antique Market, then continue the vintage vibe in the neighborhood’s Bryn Mawr Historic District, a charming reminder of 1920s Chicago.
Edgewater’s global mix of cultures, which includes large pockets of African and Eastern European immigrants, makes the neighborhood a culinary feast. It’s also famous for authentic delis, boutique grocery stores, and specialty farm stands. Outside of food and antiquing, Edgewater is lauded for its storefront theatre district, where you’ll experience innovative productions in intimate, immersive 50 – 100 seat theatres.
Chicago Greeter: free guided tours
Taste, shop and explore the neighborhoods with a friendly local as your guide. Explore rich histories, diverse cultural traditions and hidden treasures. See sides of the city you may not have adventured out to on your own, and take away a truly authentic Chicago experience. Greeter visits are customized based on your choice of neighborhoods, language and interests.Request a tour with a Chicago Greeter