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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Edgewater Chicago

The people make it the most fun I guess I'm a certain way. They're carry a certain type of charm with, and the food around here is pretty good kf km being honest.

Close to the lake, the neighborhood is great during summer time. Love going to clark Street for restaurants and stores

It's residential but close to the expressway to downtown. Close to public transportation and some bars and restaurants. Beaches are close too

Some places are pretty close to Lake Michigan and the beaches though having litter can be really nice to visit. There are streets with a good amount of restaurants and quite a few chain grocery stores. My family likes going the the beach or parks.

Who Lives Here

Edgewater Chicago Demographics

Education

High School

24%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

34%

Master's

19%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

58%

3 people

22%

4 people

13%

5 people

5%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

46%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

6%

200k+

8%

Age

0-10

7%

10-20

7%

20-45

46%

45-65

25%

65+

16%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Edgewater Chicago?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Apr '24$1069$1367-$1800
Mar '24$1132$1385-$1800
Feb '24$1137$1347-$1800
Jan '24$1110$1402-$1800
Dec '23$1072$1290-$1800
Nov '23$1072$1290-$1800
Oct '23$1175$1275-$1800
Sep '23$1190$1275-$1800
Aug '23$1107$1302-$1800
Jul '23$1087$1347-$1800
Jun '23$1112$1445-$1800
May '23$1125$1529-$1800
Apr '23$1130$1487-$1800

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Edgewater Chicago

Edgewater Chicago Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

9%

15-30 Mins

18%

30-40 Mins

21%

40-60 Mins

35%

60+ Mins

16%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9292

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Percentage: 8585

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Percentage: 7373

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Theater, Art

Things To Do In Edgewater Chicago

Top Score

Coffee

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Edgewater Chicago is espresso-ing itself in all the right ways.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 95% more coffee shops than average
  3. 27% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Theaters

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If the world is a stage, then Edgewater Chicago is a real player.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 99% more theaters than average
  3. 86% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Edgewater Chicago is a masterpiece for fine art lovers.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 94% more fine art centers than average
  3. 58% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Edgewater Chicago gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 94% more grocery stores than average
  3. 40% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 95% more restaurants than average
  3. 47% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Edgewater Chicago.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 96% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 63% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 93% more parks than average
  3. 16% more parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Edgewater Chicago is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 91% more daycares than average
  3. 13% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 70% more shops than average
  3. Far fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Edgewater Chicago doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 92% more pet facilities than average
  3. 28% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 67% fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Edgewater Chicago gets the all clear for hospitals.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. 93% more hospitals than average
  3. 7% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Edgewater Chicago doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 91% more medical facilities than average
  3. 11% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Edgewater Chicago.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 88% more gas stations than average
  3. 39% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Edgewater Chicago Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Pet Friendly

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Edgewater Chicago Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Edgewater Chicago

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Chicago, IL

Apartments in Edgewater, IL

Located on the eastern shores of Chicago's Lake Michigan, the apartments for rent in Edgewater offer residents a slice of domestic tranquility infused with the hustle and bustle and cosmopolitan splendor of a big city. You and your family will enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the community and prize the great natural escapes and areas of recreation that you will have access to. 

Parks

If you and your family are looking to take advantage of the bright and sunny Midwestern whether, then you may want to head to one of the parks that are near the apartments in Edgewater. To enjoy the cool breeze coming off Lake Michigan, you can head to Berger Park, Lane Beach Park or Puptown Dog Park, all of which are situated right on the water's edge. Further inland, there's Schreiber Park, Wayne Park and Aileen D'elia Park. These grassy areas are surrounded by your neighbors' homes, making them ideal spots to meet the locals and spend the day socializing. 

Transportation

Getting from the Edgewater apartments for rent to one of Chicago's notable points of interests, like its great museums, concert halls or sport's stadiums, will be easy to do with the fast and affordable public transportation system. Running parallel to Lake Michigan is the Chicago Transit Authority's red line, which can connect you to its blue, brown, green, purple, pink and yellow lines. This train and bus service goes all throughout Chicago, and if you feel like utilizing pedal power, you can always bring your bike with you - the buses come equipped with racks in the front that you can put your cycle on. 

Education

Children who live in the Edgewater apartments will receive a first-class education from one of the local private or public schools. Chicago Friends School is known in the community for its dedicated teachers and its willingness to incorporate the parents into the learning process. Your children can also attend the local Northside Catholic Academy, which is lauded for its ability to cultivate a love for learning in its students. "Northside Catholic Academy is not only an excellent academic institution, it is a nurturing and enlightening environment," writes one parent on GreatSchools.org. "NCA has wonderful school programs including physical education, music, art, foreign language, as well as an athletic program."

Culture

There are scores of great venues for soaking up culture and learning new and interesting facts. You can head to the Lyric Opera of Chicago to catch a show or delight in the wonders of the natural world at the Museum of Science and Industry. 

Additional Local Resources

Electric Company

ComEd
https://www.comed.com

Water/Sewer Company

Department of Water Management
http://www.cityofchicago.org

Public Schools

http://www.cps.edu