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Edgewater Home Inspection

Edgewater is a lakefront community area on the North Side of the city of Chicago, Illinois seven miles north of the Loop. As one of the city’s 77 official community areas, Edgewater is bounded by Foster Avenue on the south, Devon Avenue on the north, Ravenswood Avenue on the west, and Lake Michigan on the east. Edgewater contains several beaches that residents enjoy during the late spring, summer, and early autumn. Chicago’s largest park, Lincoln Park, stretches south from Edgewater for seven miles along the waterfront, almost to downtown. Historically, Edgewater was the northeastern corner of Lake View Township, an independent suburb annexed by the city of Chicago in 1889. Today, the Uptown community is to Edgewater’s south, Lincoln Square to its west, West Ridge to its northwest and Rogers Park to its north.

It is highly recommended that you get a complete professional home inspection done on any home that you purchase in Edgewater. The unique architecture and ornate Victorian homes may have surprises or complications that an experienced home inspector can identify in their home inspection report.

Edgewater was first developed around the 1880s as a summer home for Chicago’s elite. Today, it provides the northern terminus of both Lincoln Park and Lake Shore Drive. With the exception of pockets acknowledged as historic districts (like the Bryn Mawr Historic District), east-Edgewater (Edgewater Beach) boasts a skyline of high-rise apartment buildings, condominium complexes, and mid-rise homes. To the west, Edgewater is characterized by commercial businesses; single-family homes; and two-, three-, or four-story flats, including the historic neighborhood of Andersonville.

If you are planning to attend an open house to give it a thorough inspection, don’t go in blind. There’s a whole lot you can find out about a property, either by checking it out yourself in person during the inspection or asking the on-site real estate agent (or both).

We have inspected many homes in Edgewater community, and have many years of experience with the homes in the neighborhood! Call us today to schedule an Edgewater home inspection.

Edgewater’s History

Developers began buying up orchards and truck farms, and cutting down the dense woods in the Lake View Township (of which Edgewater was a part) in the 1880s to make way for future development. From 1870 to 1887 the population of the township, then north of the City of Chicago, grew from 2,000 citizens to 45,000. As a result, there was growing need of more public-service access, and Lake View was annexed to Chicago in 1889 as a way of meeting those demands.

In 1885, the northeastern section of Lake View was given the name Edgewater by prominent developer John Lewis Cochran. He built the first residential subdivision in the area. Many of his homes can still be found in the Lakewood Balmoral Historic District. After a few years, Edgewater was celebrated as a wonder as it became “the only electric lighted suburb adjacent to Chicago”.

Etymology of Street Names

Cochran was originally a tobacco salesman from Philadelphia who moved to the area in 1885. Upon arrival, he took his Philadelphia culture and geography with him to the area. This can be seen best by the names of the streets in Edgewater. Every street in Edgewater at the time was named after a train station on the former PRR Main Line, and most still exist to this day. This includes:

  • Ardmore Avenue, located in Ardmore, PA.
  • Thorndale Avenue, located in Thorndale, PA, also became a CTA station.
  • Bryn Mawr Avenue, located in Bryn Mawr, PA, also became a CTA station.
  • Berwyn Avenue, located in Berwyn, PA, also became a CTA station.
  • Devon Avenue, named after Devon, PA
  • Rosemont Avenue, named after Rosemont, PA
  • Wayne Avenue, named after Wayne, PA

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Why Chicagoland Home Inspectors

Call Us: 312-544-9180‬

Exceeding our customers’ expectations is our number one priority. We became the highest rated home inspectors in the Chicagoland area because we do more than any other home inspection company. We take great pride in our public feedback from customers on Google and Yelp. It’s not easy to achieve these great reviews. We create the most detailed inspection reports and the best equipment is used by skilled professionals who are committed and passionate about their work. We also provide the best warranties should an unpleasant surprise happen.

See what makes us different from our competition, please view a sample inspection report, look at the list of equipment we bring to the home inspection, and read about our inspectors.

Contact Information

980 N Michigan Ave #1400,
Chicago, IL 60611

+1(312) 544-9180‬


Business Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:00AM to 9:00PM
Saturday: 7:00AM to 9:00PM
Sunday: Closed

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Chicago Rogers Park Home Inspection


Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc. provides home inspection services in the Edgewater community, and have many years of experience with the homes in the neighborhood!

Seller / Listing Inspection In Rogers Park


We offer sellers pre-listing inspection check on Edgewater homes with a detailed report of needed repairs before the property is put on the market.

Rehab A Home In Rogers Park


The Edgewater home inspection offers detailed reports, if the property is a REHAB HOME.

Radon Testing In Roogers Park Home


If you’re buying a home in the Edgewater area, get it tested for radon. Radon gas is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and the second leading cause of cancer in America.


We are proud to offer sewer scope inspections. Sewer inspections are important because any problems with the main sewer line are the financial responsibility of the owner.


Appraisers and Home Inspectors generally call for FHA VA Certifications when they notice unusual issues on the property they are appraising or the utilities are off, preventing a sampling of parts of the system.

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by Michael C. on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.
Inspector: Charlie

Charlie is a fantastic home inspector that goes above and beyond the call of duty. He doesn't have to but he just does. His passion for what he does is undeniable. It exudes from him like a persistent odor.

He's knowledgeable about home inspections and can guarantee you the most value for what you're paying. Charlie doesn't waste any time. Gets straight down to business and operates very professionally. He'll be in and out before you know it.

I would say hire Charlie, but you can do whatever you want. With his attention to detail, equipment, and knowledge of the inspectors market, Charlie pays for himself.

by Patrick D on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.
Inspector: Roger

Very good company. They were very accommodating. Roger our inspector was very helpful with any questions we had.

Thank you for the nice review. I am glad we were able to get this scheduled. I hope this home will be safe and enjoyable for you and your family.

by Maria F on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.
Inspector: Charles Bellefontaine

We were very please with Charlie. Answer all our questions. and gave us information we didn't know. I would use him again with no questions.
Philip and Maria

Your husband was very knowledgable about building sciences. The conversation was fantastic and I am glad I was able to help.

by Jo-Elle M on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.
Inspector: Charles Bellefontaine

I highly recommend Charlie Bellefontaine of Chicagoland Home Inspectors. He is extremely thorough, knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. As a first-time home buyer, I felt very confident in the services he provided. Using state-of-the-art tools (including a drone to survey the roof when the condo building didn't offer access to the roof for a closer look), he turned around the inspection report in very short order. In addition, he offered insight on what I should be looking for in the things he was contracted to inspect and on things I should ask the HOA about (e.g. dryer duct cleaning schedule). The online option to sign the engagement agreement and pay online was also very convenient. Again, I highly recommend Charlie's services.

This is so kind of you. Thank you and it was my pleasure to work for you.

by Kayla A on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.
Inspector: Charles Bellefontaine

I have great experience with the team. They made the detailed report and provided the warranty as well. Highly recommended.

Thank you. For the review. Our best wishes for you and your family.

by Steven L on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.
Inspector: Mark McCutcheon

Mark was great, very professional and helped me understand all the safety hazards going on. First time home buyer, but treated me with nothing but respect. Explained in detail everything i needed to know. I literally felt a lot smarter and learned a lot more just by following him around! Thank you Mark!

Thank you for the kind words about Mark. He is passionate and dedicated to this profession. Our best wishes to you and your family.

by Lailyn G on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.
Inspector: Mark McCutcheon

Mark thank you for the inspection for the house I'm buying. You give me peace of mind and I can negotiate with the seller and where I can stand. Thank you and blessed you and your company.

Thank you for the kind words about Mark. He is passionate and dedicated to this profession. Our best wishes to you and your family.

by Ian M on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.
Inspector: Mark McCutcheon

Mark performed the inspection on my new condo and he was incredibly quick and thorough! Arranging the appointment through Charlie was also very easy and hassle free. I highly recommend this company to those in the process of purchasing a home.

Mark is a fantastic inspector. He has a great passion for this profession. I am glad we were a part of your new home. Our best wishes to you and your family.

by Mike H on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.
Inspector: Charles Bellefontaine

Would of never expected these inspectors to be so good and thoughtful about what they do. We have an inheritance property in Chicago from my deceased grandparents and haven't really done anything with it until the last year. We hired Charlie to do a home inspection. He was completely honest and up front about everything. His inspection was so helpful and let's me know the next step I want to take regarding this property!

Thanks so much!

I love the Edgewater community and it was a pleasure to work for you. Thank you for the kind words.

by Craig R on Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc.
Inspector: Charles Bellefontaine

Very professional and thorough. I got to the house a few minutes after our scheduled time and noticed the inspectors already hard at work. This was my second time buying a home and having it inspected. What really surprised me was the first time I thought I had a good inspector but that was till I found these guys. They had a ton of equipment taking readings from the furnace and a/c. They walked me through all their findings and photographed all discrepancies. I would absolutley recommend these gentlemen to anyone!

Thank you Craig. The estate you purchased is beautiful. Our best wishes to you and your family.

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