Edison Park

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

Local Lifestyle

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. 
 

Schools

Edison Park is served by the Chicago Public School District, in addition to several excellent private schools. 
 

 

 

Overview for Edison Park, IL

11,494 people live in Edison Park, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $59,008. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,494

Total Population

42 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$59,008

Average individual Income

Around Edison Park, IL

There's plenty to do around Edison Park, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

78
Very Walkable
Walking Score
62
Bikeable
Bike Score
48
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including JJ Peppers Food Store, Suit Exchange, and Latin Techniques Dance Studio.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.92 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.21 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.84 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.35 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.99 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Edison Park, IL

Edison Park has 4,554 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Edison Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,494 people call Edison Park home. The population density is 10,035.868 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,494

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42

Median Age

47.73 / 52.27%

Men vs Women

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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4,554

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$59,008

Average individual Income

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Edison Park, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Edison Park. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ebinger Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
Ombudsman Chicago Northwest
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori Learning Center Of Edison Park
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Stock Early Childhood Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available

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