Just as you might expect with a name like Edgewater, this community sits on the shores of Lake Michigan. The community itself covers a large area of greater Chicago and lies around seven miles north of the City of Chicago. Within the Edgewater community, you will find an eclectic mix of homes and businesses, along with lots of natural beauty. Some of the Midwest's best antique shopping can be found here along with a number of the city's more historic buildings such as the Belle Shore Hotel. There are tree-lined streets, plenty of parks in the area to take Fido out for some play time, and plenty of ethnic restaurants for you to try.
Spring and fall are fantastic times to get out for lovely long walks in Edgewater. Summers tend to include sweltering days and plenty of humidity while winters are filled with sub-zero weather and plenty of snow and ice.
It just doesn't get any flatter than the Greater Chicago area and Edgewater is a perfect example of the rest of the city. The area is a blend of single-family homes, multifamily housing, and apartment complexes. In the residential areas, streets are lined with trees, providing you and Fido with plenty of shade for summer walks. The majority of sidewalks tend to be in good shape and, while not overly challenging for the agile dog, they might be the perfect starting point for a more 'robust' dog.
Of course, if you want terrain that is a little more challenging, you can always take Fido over to the beach for a romp in the sand and maybe even a swim in the lake. For those who prefer to stay a little closer to home, there are several small parks in the area all of which are dog-friendly as long as you keep your pup on a leash.
The entire Edgewater area is alive with trees and plenty of grass along the sidewalks for your pup to do their business on as long as you make sure you clean up after them! The largest green space is on the other side of N. Lakeshore Blvd. where you will find several miles of grass, trees, trails, and, of course, multiple beaches for you and Fido to explore. Over on W. Thorndale Ave. is Senn Playlot Park with a community garden, walkways, and plenty of shady trees.
Up in the northeast corner lies Berger Park with a playground for kids and plenty of grass for you and your pup to romp around on as long as you're courteous to other visitors. For those who live closer to the beach, there are a number of vacant lots where buildings once stood for you to take your dog out to play in and enjoy a bit of the outdoors.