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Why Andersonville / Edgewater?
Stretching from the northern lakefront inland to Andersonville’s bustling commercial center along Clark St., the Andersonville/Edgewater region offers everything from beautiful mansions in the Lakewood-Balmoral Historic District to high-rise condominiums and apartments just off Lake Shore Drive. History is pervasive through both neighborhoods.
Meanwhile in the western part of the neighborhood, Andersonville draws on roots in both the Swedish and LGBT communities for a unique cultural mix that culminates every summer in Midsommarfest - a boisterous street festival that is among the biggest and most popular in all of Chicago. With quaint shops, nightlife, numerous top restaurants, great schools, and easy access to the lake and greenspace, Andersonville/Edgewater offers something for everyone.
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Just blocks from the lakefront, Andersonville offers residents a vibrant, self-sustaining community that is accessible by express buses, the “L” and Lake Shore Drive.
At the forefront of the “shop local” movement, the historic business district along Clark Street is a mecca of locally-owned businesses including independent shops, restaurants, bars and bistros. Residents can find most everything nearby, from the grocery store and dentist to fine art and antiques.
Tree-lined streets, walkable schools, playgrounds and parks make this a popular neighborhood to call home. Housing includes a mix of handsome greystone two- and three-flats, 1920s walk-ups, redbrick apartment complexes and large single-family homes. Buyers can also find gut rehabs and beautiful new construction homes with backyard gardens.
In addition to dinner, cocktails, music, magic and the Andersonville Farmers’ Market, residents can enjoy al-fresco dining with plenty of dog-friendly patios. Andersonville also hosts one of Chicago’s most popular street festivals, Midsommarfest. The annual festival is just one more way the neighborhood celebrates its Swedish heritage.
Lakeside living never goes out of style in Edgewater. Once a playground for Chicago’s early 20th century elite, the neighborhood continues to draw residents with its spectacular lake views, large beaches, thriving theater scene and restaurants with cuisines from around the world.
Encompassing a number of neighborhoods between Uptown and Rogers Park, Edgewater offers convenience and proximity to downtown Chicago and nearby Loyola University. The community is easily accessible by Lake Shore Drive and public transportation including the CTA Red Line and Metra’s Union Pacific North Line.
Although the posh hotels are gone, Edgewater retains some of its early glamour with stately mansions, Neo-Gothic churches and the iconic 1920s pink Edgewater Beach Apartments. The Bryn Mawr Historic District features opulent mansions and vintage lamp posts. Edgewater housing choices also include high-rise condominiums, vintage three-flats and greystones, and new-construction single-family homes.
Residents here appreciate a neighborhood where they can enjoy their home and walk to the beach, parks, cafes, restaurants, antique shops and theater.
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