Population: 48,951Median home value: $241,938 66 Ranks better than 43% of areas
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A+ Edgewater Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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F Edgewater Cost of Living Cost of living is 16% higher than Illinois
11515% more expensive than the US average
11313% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Edgewater cost of living
D+ Edgewater Crime Total crime is 6% lower than Illinois
Total crime
2,30816% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4416% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
13%Year over year crime is up
Edgewater crime
C Edgewater Employment Household income is 12% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$51,8736% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$37,86627% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% higher than the US average
Edgewater employment
C Edgewater Housing Home value is 38% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$241,93831% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9904% higher than the US average
Home ownership
33%48% lower than the US average
Edgewater real estate or Edgewater rentals
F Edgewater Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
33%33% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Chicago K-12 schools or Chicago colleges

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Edgewater Chicago, IL Neighborhood Review

I have lived in Edgewater most of my life. My family moved here from Atlanta when I was just two years old. I enjoy relaxing walks on the waterfront.

We have good public transportation, transportation, shops, restaurants, and many community events. There is little crime, and the neighborhood feels safe and has a quiet, family atmosphere. It is not an expensive place to live, and my neighbors are polite and friendly.

Edgewater is a lakefront neighborhood on Chicago's North side; six miles north of the Loop. The community is bordered on the north by Foster Avenue, on the south by Devon Avenue, Ravenswood Avenue borders the west and Lake Michigan is on the east. Edgewater has several great beaches. Lincoln Park, the largest park in the Chicago area, runs near the southern border of Edgewater along the waterfront for six miles.

Edgewater has a population of 62,250. Most residents are Caucasian, but there are also many Asians, African Americans, and people of other ethnicities here. Most residents speak English at home.

Edgewater is very livable. There is a high income per capita, plenty of local amenities, a stable housing market, and high graduation rates. The community is mostly residential and many residents commute to work in downtown Chicago.

The median housing value is $357,402 the median rental rate is $1,096 and the median household income is $49,015. Employment is good and getting better. The average summer temperature is 70°, and the average winter temperature is 30°.

I love Edgewater! It's not perfect, but there are some real positives. It is a delightfully diverse community. I love my view of the lake, my access to the beach, the ability to walk on the paths so easily.

There are many different kinds of restaurants here; there are drinks to be had on the cheap, cheap, and a wide variety of people. People actually talk about politics and religion while drinking here and that to me is something that makes it a true Chicago neighborhood.
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Source: The Edgewater, Chicago, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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