Edgewater is a lakefront community area on the North Side of the city of Chicago, Illinois six miles north of the Loop with a population of 54,523. The last of the city's 77 official community areas, Edgewater is bounded by Foster Avenue on the south, Devon Avenue on the north, Ravenswood Avenue on the west, and Lake Michigan on the east. Edgewater is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Edgewater is rated as one of the top four neighborhoods on Chicago's North side, alongside neighboring communities of Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square and North Center. Low crime, great homes and other cultural assets are some of the features that make them desirable to live in. Living in Edgewater offers residents a dense urban feel. It's also famous for authentic delis, boutique grocery stores and specialty farm stands. Outside of food and antiquing, Edgewater is lauded for its storefront theatre district, where you'll experience innovative productions in intimate, immersive 50 – 100 seat theatres.