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Edgebrook Overview

Edgebrook is a part of Forest Glen.

This secluded, family-oriented neighborhood on Chicago's far northwest side is nestled among beautiful forest preserves, sprawling golf courses, and scenic public parks. The Edgebrook neighborhood is a lovely picture of wealth and desirability that is visible in both its up market homes and its strong sense of community pride. Boasting a landmark status historic district, known as Old Edgebrook, and several civic organizations that work to maintain and promote the area's well-to-do appeal, you'll likely catch walking tours, street festivals and holiday-themed parades taking place throughout the year. Businesses and restaurants are concentrated in Edgebrook's main intersection, but the rest of the neighborhood is reserved for winding residential streets and spacious properties.

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Well-kept single-family homes make up most of Edgebrook’s housing. Here you’ll find classic Victorians, charming bungalows, some new single-family developments, and just a smattering of apartment buildings and condominiums. Towering oaks and other trees line many of the neighborhood streets, and many homes sit on large, wooded sites. Driveways and private garages are common in Edgebrook, and many residences have their own yards—the kind you need a lawnmower for—and nicely trimmed shrubs that frame the front façade.

The majority of Edgebrook condos and townhomes are situated along Cicero Avenue. A one-bedroom runs between $150,000 and $330,000. Another bedroom raises the price to $350,000 on the low end and $550,000 on the high end. The rest of Edgebrook is fairly residential offering many one- and two-story single-family brick homes with an average sales price around $520,000. On the higher end, the Edgebrook neighborhood has quite a few grand homes and stately mini-mansions that sit on plush, green properties with enough yard to need a professional gardener. These houses are typically valued between a million and $1.4 million.

Edgebrook History

The Edgebrook neighborhood stands on land once inhabited by the Miami, and later the Potawatomi, Native American tribes. In 1828, the U.S. government granted the 1600-acre tract of land (including what are now the Chicago neighborhoods Edgebrook, South Edgebrook, Forest Glen, and Sauganash) to Billy Caldwell, a Potawatomi chief of Mohawk Indian and Irish ancestry.

Caldwell had mediated several treaties between the United States and the Potawatomi, and the land was his reward for a job well done. When Caldwell moved to Iowa, he sold the property to farmers, and the area was annexed to the city of Chicago in 1889. A new railroad station at Edgebrook roused residential development, but due to the region’s seclusion, home building didn’t really take off until the 1920s.

Today, Edgebrook is still overwhelmingly residential, with just a bit of industry. Among Chicago’s wealthier neighborhoods, Edgebrook attracts city workers and their families—and others who want to be closer to nature yet still within the city’s boundaries.

Edgebrook’s Native American heritage lives on in street names like Hiawatha, Sioux, Dowagiac (Potawatomi for "foraging ground"), Nokomis (Ojibwe for "my grandmother"), and many more. Two streets in the area are named in honor of Billy Caldwell: Caldwell Avenue and Sauganash Avenue, as Sauganash ("the Englishman") was Caldwell’s Native American name.

Architectural Art

In 1998, the Chicago Commission on Landmarks designated Old Edgebrook (bounded by Central and Devon avenues, the Chicago River, and the Edgebrook Golf Course) as a landmark district. Take a walk through this northwest side sanctuary surrounded by forest preserves, and you’ll forget you’re in a major metropolitan area. Back in 1894, the region was platted as a railroad suburb and attracted many railroad company workers, some of whom built beautiful mansions for their families. These Old Edgebrook homes are still around today. The manors sit on giant lots and embrace a variety of architectural styles, including Colonial Revival and Queen Anne. The Edgebrook Historical Society (6173 N McClellan Ave, 773-774-4651) offers a walking tour of the neighborhood that features fascinating histories of some of the time-honored residences.

Dream Town Knows Edgebrook

As Chicago neighborhood experts, Dream Town has successfully sold properties in Edgebrook. Dream Town holds a well-earned reputation for its impressive sales volume and dedication to personal, attentive service. Benefit from the Dream Town advantage when selling your Edgebrook home. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Dream Town drives more sales than any other Chicago brokerage.

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Schools In The Edgebrook Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the Edgebrook area.

School Type Grade Rating

Farnsworth Elementary School

5414 North Linder Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Onahan Elementary School

6634 West Raven St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

St Peter Elementary School

8140 Niles Center Road - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

St Bernadettes School For Spec Educ

7429 North Milwaukee Avenue - private

PK, 1-3, 10

Fasman Yeshiva High School

7135 Carpenter Road - private

High 9-12

Hitch Elementary School

5625 North Mcvicker Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Madison Elementary School

5100 Madison St - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-2

Queen Of All Saints School

6230 North Lemont Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Logos Christian Academy

7280 North Caldwell Avenue - private

Preschool - High PK-12

Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School

7120 Laramie Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

St. Thecla

6323 N Newcastle Ave - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Greater Chgo Alt-Intensive

4508 Oakton Street - private

Elementary - High n/a

Skokie School District 69

5050 Madison St -

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Wildwood Elementary School

6950 North Hiawatha Ave - public

Elementary - Middle K-8

Lincoln Jr High School

7839 Lincoln Ave - public

Middle 6-8

St Mary Of The Woods School

7033 North Moselle Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

St Paul Lutheran Academy

5201 Galitz Street - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Bridge View/Challenger Schools

6935 West Touhy Avenue - private

Elementary - High 5-12

Fairview School District 72

7040 Laramie Ave -

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Niles Twp Chsd 219 School District

7700 Gross Point Rd -

High 9-12

School data provided by GreatSchools.School service boundaries are intended to be used as reference only. To verify enrollment eligibility for a property, contact the school directly. GreatSchools Ratings provided by GreatSchools.org.

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