Edgewater is right on the shores of Lake Michigan some seven miles north of downtown Chicago. Edgewater hosts several beaches that residents enjoy in the late spring, summer, and early autumn. Edgewater consists of several tightly-knit neighborhoods. In the south-west quadrant is Andersonville. North of it is Edgewater and Magnolia Glens. The portion that faces the lake, east of the EL tracks is Edgewater Beach.
This neighborhood of Chicago is also well known for its antique shops as the Edgewater Antique Mall, Broadway Antique Market, and Brownstone Antiques all call the Edgewater area their home. The neighborhood’s ethnic diversity, which includes large pockets of African and Eastern European immigrants, is properly represented with delicious international cuisine readily available. Edgewater is also famous for its authentic deli’s, boutique grocery stores and specialty farm stands.