Edison Park is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 11,186. Edison Park is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Edison Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Edison Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Edison Park and residents tend to be liberal.
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Edison Park Reviews
There is literally no diversity here in Edison Park. Sorry to break it to you, but we are the whitest neighborhood in Chicago, practically not even in the city limits, and sheltered from so much. I love it, but that is the biggest problem and can't be ignored. I went to the local elementary school(Ebinger), which is getting better as the years go on, I guess. It doesn't have its own "L" station on the blue line, which is disappointing. Most people here who work downtown use the Metra. For the most part, it's a really good community. It's extremely small and close knit where people know mostly everyone. The Edison Park Turkey Trot is always wonderful.
I've lived in EP for 7 years, first as a renter, and now as a homeowner. It is very safe, clean, and much more affordable than Sauganash or Forest Glen. The schools are amazing, and it's little wonder; a lot of teachers live in the area, and the competition is fierce for them to get a spot teaching at the excellent elementary schools or Taft HS. I am a CPS Teacher, and while I have to live in the city as part of my employment, my wife and I probably would have settled on EP anyways, as it is very convenient to get down by the lake where I work, or out to Arlington Heights where my wife works. There is less diversity than other neighborhoods, but I have never seen or heard of someone being treated differently, at least since I moved to the neighborhood in 2012.
Edison Park offers a diversified, safe, clean, and quiet place to live and explore. One gets the best of both worlds when it comes to day and nightlife, some may even say it is the neighborhood that never sleeps. Located in northwest Chicago, bordering Niles, Norwood Park, and Park Ridge, you will find a plethora of fine Italian restaurants and Irish pubs for the evening, and lively, lush parks offering productive, recreational activities during the day for people of all ages. Humble and quaint, Edison Park is the right place for all!