Welcome to Edison Park
A walkable environment and a fantastic community
Nestled in the far northwest corner of Chicago, Edison Park is a vibrant neighborhood with rich local history, a fantastic community, and outstanding amenities. Edison Park is strategically located just over a mile west of the Chicago River and benefits from its proximity to a Metra commuter line.
A railroad was constructed in the 1850s, transforming the area into a thriving village. The town of Edison Park was officially incorporated into the city of Chicago in 1910. Throughout its history, the neighborhood has experienced a series of transitions, with each wave of newcomers and evolving land uses leaving a unique mark on its landscape.
What to Love
- Beautiful parks
- Convenient access to O’Hare International Airport
- Walkability and proximity to the Metra
- Fantastic local dining and entertainment
Edison Park offers an appealing mixture of city convenience and suburban charm within a bustling, tight-knit community. Its walkable streets and easy access to public transportation make it the perfect neighborhood for a more commuter-friendly lifestyle. Edison Park also boasts an array of dining options, parks, events, and exceptional schools. Proximity to downtown adds to Edison Park’s appeal, as it provides a unique location for those seeking a more serene environment. Edison Park offers a distinctive lifestyle that caters to both new and long-time residents due to its convenient location and numerous amenities.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Firewater Saloon is a popular country-western saloon offering an extensive menu of Southern food featuring homemade classics and house specialties. In a spacious, modern setting, Firewater Saloon features cover-free live music performances in addition to its dining and drink selection. Tavern on the Point is a contemporary, sophisticated rooftop bar at the heart of Edison Park. It offers a lively atmosphere, elevated American comfort food, and an extensive drink menu.
Co-op California Boutique was founded by a group of artists and professionals focusing on staying ahead of the latest trends. Co-op California Boutique’s atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable, providing a beautiful space to browse a curated selection of one-of-a-kind items. Pennybird Boutique is a fashion destination owned by Michelle Martin. This boutique offers fashion-forward pieces for any occasion.
Things to Do
Edison Park’s annual Turkey Trot is an engaging and physically active way to spend Thanksgiving. The race’s course meanders through the picturesque streets of Edison Park, and all ages are encouraged to participate. With an estimated annual attendance of 5,500 runners, the Turkey Trot has garnered acclaim as a local holiday tradition.
Another exciting local event, Irish Sunday Funday, is an annual event in March that celebrates St. Patrick's Day. This event is an excellent opportunity to support local businesses and enjoy live Irish music.
Edison Park Fest is an annual community fundraiser started in 1972 as a sidewalk sale. Since its beginnings, Edison Park Fest has become one of Chicago's most popular neighborhood street festivals, boasting nearly 20,000 attendees. Proceeds from the event support local civic and school fundraisers and community beautification projects.
Brooks (Oscar) Park spans nearly nine acres on Harlem Avenue in Edison Park. The park features several sports and recreational amenities, including basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts. Brooks (Oscar) Park also proudly offers a respected boxing program for most ages and a boxing show at the park each November. With extensive children's programs in addition to the park’s athletic facilities and boxing program, Brooks (Oscar) Park is well-loved among Edison Park residents.
Edison (Thomas Alva) Park, located on Northwest Highway, is a charming 0.84-acre park with a historic fieldhouse serving as a community and cultural arts center. Edison Park offers art classes as well as extensive children’s programs. The park also has a soft-surface playground styled after the Chicago Blackhawks and a popular six-week summer camp.