South Edgebrook

South Edgebrook

South Edgebrook is one of Chicago’s most idyllic neighborhoods, replete with its own majestic forest preserve, an expansive golf course and attractively secluded single-family homes. A true find for those who value both the convenience of city life and the tranquility of a small town, South Edgebrook is bordered to the north by Caldwell Avenue, to the south by Bryn Mawr Avenue, to the east by Cicero Avenue and to the west by Laramie Avenue.

Before it was incorporated as one of Chicago’s residential treasures, the tract of land that is now South Edgebrook was Native American territory. It was occupied by the Potawatomi Indians after the United States awarded the land to Potawatomi Chief Billy Caldwell for his work developing treaties between the U.S. and his tribe.

While the land became an official part of Chicago proper in 1889, it was the roaring 1920s that finally brought interest and development to the area of South Edgebrook. As the era brought growth and lively business to downtown Chicago, people began to seek what they still find in South Edgebrook today: an escape from the hustle and bustle that still affords the conveniences of city living.

Single-family homes are the reigning real estate offering in South Edgebrook, where you’ll find classic Chicago bungalows, ranch-style single-stories and the somewhat more ornate Victorians. Scattered about are a few contemporary designs, but all-in-all, the neighborhood is pretty traditional when it comes to housing. Because of its distance from the city’s main hubbub, smaller homes with two or three bedrooms usually range from $400,000 to $700,000, while larger two-story homes run between $700,000 and $950,000.

Bearing in mind that South Edgebrook is incredibly small, it’s no surprise that there isn’t much shopping within its strict borders. Nearby restaurants include the Polish eatery New Warsaw, Bumpa’s Italian to the south and the much-loved diner Yellow Rose Café just to the west. Fortunately, for grocery shopping, there’s a very near Whole Foods. And at the end of the day, South Edgebrook residents can wander the Edgebrook Woods or walk to the nearby Edgebrook Golf Course.

The outlying area is littered with primary schools, both public and Catholic, and is well-served by the Edens Expressway (I-94). Other transportation options include several busses that make regular nearby stops and the Metra Milwaukee District North Line, which travels all the way to Union Station.

South Edgebrook Real Estate