The lakefront community of Edgewater was developed as a summer home for Chicago’s elite in the 1880s. Edgewater contains several beaches that residents enjoy in the warm months. The city’s largest park, Lincoln Park, stretches south from Edgewater for seven miles along the lake, almost to downtown.
Edgewater was regarded as one of Chicago’s most prestigious communities in the early 1990s. Mansions graced the lakefront, while large single-family homes spread inland to the former farming village of Andersonville. Edgewater’s affluence and desirable location on the lake was the personified with the Edgewater Beach Hotel.
The neighborhoods of Edgewater (Andersonville, Edgewater Glen, Edgewater Beach and Magnolia Glen) are tightly knit together by their enjoyment of Lake Michigan, the lakeside parks and beaches.
The historic districts of Bryn Mawr and Balmoral offer of glimpse of turn of the 20th century Chicago. The Bryn Mawr Historic District features Art Deco and Tudor Revival architecture while a cluster of 1890s residences are well preserved in the Lakewood Balmoral Historic District.
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