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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.

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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The Sights of Edgebrook

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Schools In The Edgebrook Area

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

20 schools in area
School Type Level Grade(s) Rating

Onahan Elementary School

6634 West Raven St

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8

Farnsworth Elementary School

5414 North Linder Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8

St Peter Elementary School

8140 Niles Center Road

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8

Fasman Yeshiva High School

7135 Carpenter Road

Private High 9-12

St Bernadettes School For Spec Educ

7429 North Milwaukee Avenue

Private PK, 1-3, 10

Hitch Elementary School

5625 North Mcvicker Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8

Madison Elementary School

5100 Madison St

Public Preschool - Elementary PK-2

Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School

7120 Laramie Avenue

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8

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

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

Niles Twp Chsd 219 School District

7700 Gross Point Rd

High 9-12

Fairview School District 72

7040 Laramie Ave

Preschool - Middle PK-8

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