Edgebrook is Chicago’s northernmost nook, a charming patch of paradise comprised of nearly 2000 mostly single-family homes inhabited by some of the friendliest folks you’ll ever meet. With a business district featuring stores with names such as Happy Foods and Glad Cleaners, could it be anything but friendly? Some Edgebrook residents even refer to the community as Mayberry, a theme that has been proudly used in the annual Fourth of July parade and picnic.
Bordered roughly by the Edens Expressway to the east, the North Branch of the Chicago River to the south, and forest preserves to the west, and touching the towns of Lincolnwood, Skokie and Niles to the north, Edgebrook is truly one of Chicago’s hidden treasures. It can (and does) boast of great school options and choices of churches; parks, recreation and open spaces; local services such as a library, a fire house, a train station, and post office; a bumper crop of mom and pop shops and convenient access to major retailers; and a modicum of places to eat, drink and be merry. And did we mention friendly folks?