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Renters’ Guide to Edgewater Beach

Edgewater Beach is a pleasant suburban waterfront community in northern Chicago – just 7 miles north of The Loop (the city’s downtown area) – with Rogers Park to the north, Lake Michigan to the east, Andersonville to the west, and Uptown to the south. As one of the smallest neighborhoods in Chicago, Edgewater Beach is a mere fraction of the size and population of its aforementioned neighbors, and recently made it on the “2017 Safest Neighborhoods in Chicago” list based on information from the FBI and U.S. Census. From historic houses to delightful shops, eateries, and a variety of sandy beaches, you’ll quickly find that Edgewater Beach retains a sophisticated and charming family atmosphere at every turn.

Edgewater Beach, Chicago, IL Demographics

  • Total Population14,593
  • Female 7,471
    Male 7,122
  • Median Age37

Cost of Living in Edgewater Beach, Chicago

The cost of living in Edgewater Beach is comparable to the rest of Chicago. For example, the average cost of monthly utilities for a 915-square foot apartment in Edgewater Beach is $125.95, which is considerably lower than the current $147.94 national average, but average in Chicago. A meal for two at a mid-range restaurant costs about $60.00 – exactly $10.00 more than the national average.

Most people use the CTA to get around Edgewater Beach. Bus Route 151 runs from Loyola University all the way to Union Station in Millennium Park, and Route 136 runs from West Devon Avenue to the downtown area. The average cost of a bus ticket in Edgewater Beach is $2.00, and a train ticket costs $2.25. The average commute time in Edgewater Beach is over 30 minutes (well past the 25-minute national average).

Average Rent in Edgewater Beach, Chicago, IL

  • Edgewater Beach, Chicago, IL Average Rental Price, November 2018$1,099/mo
  • Studio$874
  • 1 Bedroom$1,221
  • 2 Bedrooms$1,603
  • Studio$1,254
  • 1 Bedroom$1,771
  • 2 Bedroom$2,382

Edgewater Beach, Chicago, IL Apartment Rent Ranges

  • < $5001%
  • $501-$7005%
  • $701-$1,00044%
  • $1,001-$1,50038%
  • $1,501-$2,0008%
  • > $2,0003%

Edgewater Beach, Chicago, IL Rent Trends

Average Rent All rentals Studio 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds
Nov / 2018 $1,099 $874 $1,221 $1,603
Jan / 2018 $1,090 $862 $1,219 $1,603
Sept / 2017 $1,091 $873 $1,214 $1,606
May / 2017 $1,087 $870 $1,198 $1,656
Jan / 2017 $1,078 $847 $1,192 $1,671
Sept / 2016 $1,061 $833 $1,173 $1,691
May / 2016 $1,039 $794 $1,160 $1,622
Jan / 2016 $999 $776 $1,104 $1,569
Sept / 2015 $978 $758 $1,086 $1,546
May / 2015 $964 $753 $1,058 $1,517

Average rent is projected to grow by 3% in 2018 compared to 2017.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 6064060660

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Living in Edgewater Beach, Chicago

Living in Edgewater Beach offers low sales tax, clean beaches and swimming in Lake Michigan during the summer. However, the commute can be one of the reasons not to move to Edgewater Beach.

Things to do in Edgewater Beach, Chicago

The three major attractions & points of interest in Edgewater Beach are Kathy Osterman Beach (also called Hollywood Beach), Thorndale Avenue Beach (for a calmer beach experience), and the historic Edgewater Beach Apartments, which were once part of a plush celebrity resort until the late 60s.

There are many free things to do with your family. You can visit Lincoln Park, the largest park in Chicago, and easily one of the most beautiful places in Edgewater Beach. Antique collectors will love browsing the flashy local boutiques. The best places to eat in Edgewater Beach are Edgewater Beach Café (French cuisine), Nookies Edgewater for American dining, and Wing Hoe Restaurant for gourmet Mandarin flavors.

Employment and Economy

Residents of Edgewater Beach typically commute to the nearby Chicago Loop or else find employment in the greater Edgewater area, where healthcare, transportation and logistics, and social services industries are thriving.

Edgewater Beach, Chicago, IL Households

  • Total Number of Households7,421
  • Family 2,573
    Non-family 4,848
  • Children 994
    No Children 6,427
  • Average People Per Household1.85
  • Median Household Income$44,522
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,027

Education in Edgewater Beach

Edgewater Beach’s younger students go to the Swift Elementary Specialty School or the Chicago Jewish Day School. Higher education opportunities are available at the Loyola University of Chicago on the northeastern border of Edgewater Beach.

Edgewater Beach, Chicago, IL Education Statistics

  • No High School5%
  • Some High School22%
  • Some College20%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree29%
  • Graduate Degree19%

Tips for Renting in Edgewater Beach

If you are renting in Edgewater Beach, your landlord must give you a receipt for your security deposit and put it into an account that generates interest. You must be notified of the exact banking institution within 2 weeks of the deposit.

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