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Edgewater Chicago Apartments For Rent
About Edgewater

Edgewater has long been an escape from the buzz of city life in Chicago, Illinois. This lakeside neighborhood offers a slower pace with its multicultural community complete with independent boutiques to shop local, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and historic districts that offer a glimpse into the city's rich past. Nature is also a big part of Edgewater living with trails for walking and biking, nature conservancy areas, public beaches that hug Lake Michigan's shores, and the northern border of the 7-mile long. Lincoln Park.

a busy city street with cars and traffic lights

6 miles North of The Loop, Edgewater has the CTA Red Line feeding directly into Chicago's downtown core. In this area, you’ll also have easy access to Lake Shore Drive and city buses. On top of those transportation options, this neighborhood has a high walking score for those who prefer to travel on foot. Perfect for students attending Loyola Chicago University—a private post-secondary institution that neighbors Rogers Park and lines the shores of Lake Michigan.

Edgewater Chicago Apartment Buildings: Studio, 1 BR, 2 BR

Edgewater offers a broad range of living options to please everyone from the budding family to the small business owner. To the west, you will find a mix of small businesses with multi-story flats, as well as single-family homes. Travel further east and you will find the Bryn Mawr Historic District, which offers condominiums, mid-rise homes, and high-rise apartments like Sheridan Tower (5650 N Sheridan Rd.) and The Bryn Apartments (5600 N Sheridan Rd.). Want something with a traditional feel? There are studios and 1 bedroom apartments at Winthrop Place (6019 N Winthrop Ave). However, for those who seek contemporary living, The Heron is a go-to. The Heron apartments offer a poignant contemporary aesthetic, which includes custom cabinetry, subway tiling, glass rain showers, and stainless steel appliances. With this living option being only blocks away from the lake, it offers the best of both worlds with urban amenities and nature at your fingertips.

Best Restaurants in Edgewater

From savory Irish pot pies to locally brewed organic beer, the cuisine and restaurants in Edgewater will not disappoint. Here are a few of our favorites.

Coffee & Sweet Treats

  • m. henry. If you love sweet treats or comfort food, then M. Henry is for you. This cozy American restaurant located by W Hollywood Ave offers seasonal brunch menus, delightful french toast creations, and a menu that suits both vegans and those with gluten intolerances. 5707 N Clark St.
  • Metropolis Coffee Company. This family-owned café is the place to go to enjoy a cup of fresh coffee and local art. It has a colorful interior that includes a glass display that will tantalize you with a view of fresh-baked pies and pastries. 1039 W Granville Ave.


  • Mango Pickle. The name certainly isn't the only unique quality of this Indian restaurant. Mango Pickle's forward-thinking cuisine and an ever-evolving menu will keep you coming back to indulge in their savory dishes and craft beer time after time. 5842 N Broadway St.
  • Uncommon Ground. Organic food, live music, and locally brewed beer are just a few things you can expect from this trendy restaurant off N Glenwood Ave. Uncommon Ground’s food is always delicious and always fresh—with some produce sourced from their very own rooftop garden. 1401 W Devon Ave.


  • Lady Gregory's. It doesn't get any cozier than this Irish-American restaurant with book filled shelves lining the walls, twinkle lights hanging overhead, wooden accents, and a fireplace. Whether you’re grabbing a pint of beer or some traditional pot pie, you’re sure to be satisfied. 5260 N Clark St.

For more restaurant recommendations, be sure to check out our Edgewater Chicago Guide.

a living room with a blue couch and a wooden table
FLATS® Edgewater Apartments

Not far from the lakefront, life at The Heron offers a balance between urban life and natural beauty. This modernized apartment complex is located on N Sheridan Road, just a few blocks from the Bryn Mawr red line stop in the Edgewater neighborhood. FLATS recently constructed these studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments to offer in-unit laundry, subway tiling, rain-showers, and custom cabinetry. Amenities within the building include a gym, lobby, rooftop lounge, rooftop terrace, dog run, community high-speed Wifi, and a bike room.

The Heron

5440 N Sheridan Rd

Chicago, IL 60654