Welcome to Edgebrook!
And congratulations on your decision to move to what we think is one of Chicago’s best-kept secrets and without a doubt its finest neighborhood. Think of this website as your electronic welcome wagon. Browse and you’ll find plenty of information about the wide range of resources available to help make the process of settling in as smooth as possible.
We think you’ll find that your new neighbors are friendly and willing to help with any moving-in challenges that you encounter. Please feel free to contact the Edgebrook Community Association with any questions you may have. We hope you’ll soon attend an ECA sponsored event and consider joining the hundreds of other residents who are members of our community organization.
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?
Edgebrook: From Billy Caldwell to 1973
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In 1971 the ECA commissioned a "history" of Edgebrook. Click on the image to read the pamphlet.