Edgewater / Uptown apartment guide

Aerial view of Buena Park, Chicago

Edgewater (Area 77) and Uptown (Area 3) are among Chicago’s 77 official Community Areas.

Edgewater’s boundaries are Foster Ave (5200 N) to Devon Ave (6400 N), from Lake Michigan west to Ravenswood Ave (1800 W). Edgewater’s sub-neighborhoods include Andersonville, Edgewater Glen, Magnolia Glen and Edgewater Beach.

Uptown’s boundaries are Irving Park Rd (4000 N) to Foster Ave (5200 N), from Lake Michigan west to Clark St south of Montrose and west to Ravenswood Ave (1800 W) north of Montrose. Uptown’s sub-neighborhoods including Buena Park, Clarendon Park, Margate Park, Sheridan Park and part of Ravenswood.

Working with a rental service broker
One of the (many) lies that rental services tell renters is that they can negotiate a better deal for you. In fact, you surrender all your negotiating leverage when you’re working with a broker who’s being paid by the landlord / management company. Your only hope for a deal when you’re represented by a broker is to negotiate a rebate of a portion of the broker’s commission. Ask about the compensation that they’re being paid, and demand a rebate of everything over a half-month’s rent. A half-month’s rent is the co-op commission that brokers receive on condo rentals, and condo rentals are typically more time-consuming for the broker.

Most of our apartment guides list and link to reviews of every major apartment complex in the neighborhood. This one is a work in progress, and currently includes only projects managed by current or former YoChicago advertisers.