and even their main page :
Good luck with your Edgewater search and let me know if I can be of further assistance.
If you're talking about affordability and appreciation, honestly no one can predict the future to tell you what the value will be in 10 years. Buy what you can afford in the location you feel safe, and pay off your mortgage!
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I suggest that you have an agent do a market analysis of housing prices over the past few years and trends. You will see what direction the market is headed in Edgewater and what values are. A lot of the sites you look on have in accurate information since property values can fluctuate from street to street/ block to block.
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This is probably one of the more approachable large cities in the world. Look for people walking their dogs, strolling down the sidewalk, in a nearby park, sitting on their stoop, and pipe up, "hey, I am thinking of moving to the area and wanted to get your honest opinion on the good, bad, and ugly."
Gather an assortment of at least five random opinions, combined with your own vibe of the area, and you will have the best possible assessment without actually living there.
Otherwise, sublet a place for a couple of months to make sure if you are still concerned. The small sublet investment will pay off in mental stability.
When it comes to whats a good area or bad area to live, as you stated, we cant comment on that. However, check out chicago crime by block .com.
Try city-data.com or chicago.everyblock.com. There you can find what you're looking for.
That said the best way to research a neighborhood is by visiting it during different times of the day different days of the week.
Most El stops in Chicago have one issue or another, it just seems to be an inherint part of of the El.
Talk to people in It
Speak to a Realtor about It (in order to provide accurate data)
Check out Police info on It: https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPat
Prices have come down - it may be a very good value play into the future.
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Edgewater is like most neighborhoods - your have your advocates and your detractors. And both sides likely have a degree of subjective infusion with respect to their sentiments. My wife and I live in Edgewater. We have owned a building here for more than a decade. The sweet spot of the neighborhood is west of Broadway, east of Clark, north of Ridge and south of Devon. The area east of Broadway is more heavily congested - larger buildings, more people, parking is much more challenging. West of Clark is not as congested as east of Broadway but it is further from the el, from the lake and does not feature the tree-lined streets of the "sweet spot."
I am unsure what type of home you seek. I think Edgewater provides strong value to buyers on three fronts - single families, multi units and condos. In fact I think single family options in Edgewater are among the truest values for buyers in comparison to the entire city. School options include what many denizens regard as the emerging Peirce Elementary and nearby private options include Northside Catholic Academy, Sacred Heart and Rogers Park Montessori. Our five and six year old sons attend Baker Demonstration School, a 15-minute drive near the B'hai Temple.
I think a reasonable means of gaining a sense for yourself of the neighborhood is to visit local businesses, see the people who live here and chat with them. A great place to accomplish this is one of our favorite places, Lickety Split, an off the rail sweets shop at Glenlake and Broadway. Metropolis Coffee on Granville is a great place to grab a latte for the journey and Indie a zagat-rated Thai Sushi eatery that has awesome rolls.
Personally I perceive Edgewater as a go-to place for the housing I mention above. Values are great and there is a convivial sense of place. And trick or treating is great on Hood and Glenlake.
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