Edison Park

Welcome to Edison Park

A quaint neighborhood rich in history, warmth, and hospitality.

 

Edison Park is a quiet neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago renowned for its tree-lined streets and varied collection of architectural styles. The area is named after Thomas Alva Edison, who built his first electric light plant in the area. Today the neighborhood is home to a mix of traditional and modern homes and boasts a variety of excellent schools. The Edison Park area is primarily residential, with a handful of commercial corridors on Milwaukee Avenue and Harlem Avenue.

 

The Edison Park neighborhood boasts beautiful tree-lined streets and a host of parks and green spaces. The neighborhood has a variety of housing styles, so you’re sure to find something to fit your needs. With a variety of architectural styles, from Craftsman bungalows to picturesque Colonials, Edison Park has something to suit nearly every taste. With its proximity to the park and easy access to the city, Edison Park has everything you need in a neighborhood.

 

What to Love

  • Convenient to art galleries, museums, restaurants
  • Rich in architectural history
  • Numerous nearby parks
  • Tree-lined streets

Local Lifestyle

Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States and is known for its breathtaking skyline, world-class museums, and lively theater district. The Edison Park suburb is a vibrant and productive community. The park is home to a wide range of recreational facilities, including a golf course, baseball fields, playgrounds, and green spaces. The sports fields are a favorite place for area families to spend time together, as it is home to numerous youth sports teams.

 

Whether you’re enjoying a walk or bike ride past historical homes or heading out to one of the popular festivals, you’ll enjoy friendly people, good food, and a lively atmosphere in this dynamic neighborhood.

 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

The Edison Park neighborhood provides plenty of places to gather with family and friends for outdoor dining, playing on the playgrounds, and relaxing in the green spaces. Edison Park Inn features a friendly atmosphere, pizza, lunch, a pool, and bowling. Moretti’s has something for everyone with pizza, Italian and American cuisine along with outdoor dining on the patio.

 

Browse one of the vintage stores, boutiques, or unique shops before stopping for coffee from one of the cozy cafes like Café Touché, a classic authentic French bistro, or lunch at Tavern on the Point, a lively atmosphere with rooftop dining. Cafe Touché also serves brunch with fabulous options like lemon curd pancakes with fresh blueberries and vanilla bean maple syrup. Or you can go to Tavern on the Point for brunch and try the Fruity Pebbles pancakes.

 

Things to Do

At nearly nine acres, Brooks Park features a number of sports and recreational activities, including an established boxing program for youth, teens, and adults.

 

Monument Park hosts the annual Edison Park Fest, which has become one of the most popular street festivals in Chicago and welcomes nearly 20,000 attendees during the weekend. The park boasts an impressive black and white granite pillar "in Honor of Our Boys Who Served In The Army and Navy of the U.S.A. During the World War." 

 

Olympia Park is located west of Harlem Avenue and offers an immense range of programming for residents, including a broad arts program.

 

Other popular events in Edison Park include the Sip and Stroll, where guests can visit multiple restaurants tasting select wines. During Restaurant Week, residents celebrate by enjoying fabulous dishes at local eateries. In addition to these, there are several other fun holiday events that take place throughout the year in Edison Park.

 

Schools

Edison Park is served by the Park Ridge Community Consolidated School District 64.

 

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