Distance to Downtown Chicago
Average Drive Times
62 Minutes to Chicago Loop
45 Minutes to O'Hare Airport
73 Minutes to Midway Airport
These neighborhoods have been described as “city neighborhoods with a country feel.” Sauganash is bounded roughly by Bryn Mawr, Cicero, Devon and the former right-of-way for the Union Pacific Railroad. Edgebrook’s approximate boundaries are Caldwell, Loron, Dowagiac, Lunt, Carpenter, Ionia, Cicero and the Billy Caldwell Golf Course. Old Edgebrook, a densely wooded section, bounded roughly by Prescott, Mandell, Louise and Livermore, is a Chicago landmark district. The secluded area, adjoining the Edgebrook Golf Course, includes about 48 unusual country-style homes on large wooded lots. Wildwood is bounded by Caldwell, Touhy, Lehigh and Lightfoot and sandwiched in between the two Edgebrook areas.
The area’s attractions include three golf courses, public transportation within walking distance and easy access to major city thoroughfares. Several hundred acres of Cook County forest preserves flanking the North Branch of the Chicago River provide a recreational anchor for the area.
The 18-hole Edgebrook Golf Course and 9-hole Billy Caldwell Golf Courses are located within the forest preserve perimeters. Sauganash Park has a fieldhouse, 4 tennis courts and 2 softball diamonds. The Whelan swimming pool is nearby.
Area residents have a surplus of civic pride. Many homeowners belong to community associations which hold meetings and arrange for streets to be plowed in the winter. Homes in Sauganash are known for elaborate and decorative Christmas light displays. Block parties held on neighborhood streets reinforce the notion that residents socialize with their neighbors. Generations of families stay in Sauganash because they feel it is a nice place to live and raise families.
Metra’s Milwaukee Line trains stop at Edgebrook. CTA bus lines run on Touhy, Cicero and Peterson. The Edens Expressway (I-94) is nearby at the intersection of Cicero and Peterson Avenues. The Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) is a few miles west of the area.