Edgewater is a neighborhood made up of other sub-areas, such as: Andersonville, Edgewater Glen, and Lakewood-Balmoral. It is the area located in between Uptown and Rogers Park - running along Lake Michigan from Devon Avenue to the north down to Foster Avenue to the south, and bordered on the west by Ravenswood Street.
Scandinavian culture , has played a large part in how this area has defined itself. This is evidenced by the several shops promoting their customs and cuisine in the neighborhood - many of which can be found on one of its major thoroughfares, Clark Street in Andersonville.
The housing here varies dramatically - from attractive single family homes, to multi-flat (3-6 unit) buildings, to larger courtyard buildings, to the 50+ story buildings running along Sheridan Road on the shores of Lake Michigan.