River's Edge is a large condominium complex and community consisting of five separate low-rise buildings with a total of 260 units. Along with the condo complex, there are 16 single-family homes nestled within the community. Despite the fact the area is deep in the Greater Chicago area, you never know what kind of wildlife you might come across as you walk along the pathways that go through the complex. The one thing the area lacks is good places to eat. You will have to either go out of the area or order your food to be delivered. Despite this, you can take your pooch for a walk along the Chicago River and enjoy plenty of greenery.
Spring and fall are the perfect time to walk your dog, but summers can be brutally hot and humid. On the other side of the coin, the winters here tend to be blustery with sub-zero temperatures and plenty of lake-effect snow.
Like most of the rest of Greater Chicago, the ground in River's Edge is exceptionally flat with little sign of more than a slight dip in the sidewalk to contend with. As such a small community, there are only a few tree-lined sidewalks for you and your pooch to check out. But, of course, right behind the River's Edge Condo Community is the North Branch of the Chicago River. The river banks offer a perfect place to explore or simply kick back under a shady tree and let the world go by. If you are feeling adventurous, the two of you can always spend a little time goofing off in the LaBagh Woods that start behind the condos and go all the way to I-94. On the eastern side of the community are the St. Luke Cemetery and Montrose Cemetery which may not be great places to visit with a dog, but can be seen from the sidewalks that border them.
The tiny community of River's Edge sits in the heart of a vast green area with two large cemeteries to the east, Gompers Park to the south, and the LaBagh Woods. Whether you live in one of the single-family homes or choose to inhabit one of the condos, you only have to open your door to find some green space for you and your pup to play on. The two cemeteries cover an incredible amount of space and have trails winding all though them. Remember to respect the site and always clean up after any messes your dog leaves behind.
To the southwest is the North Branch of the Chicago River with a trail for you and your pup to spend as much time as you want wandering up and down and allowing you to check out the wildlife. The LaBagh Woods offer trails and plenty of shade for the hottest of summer days.