The adjacent communities of Rogers Park, Edgewater and Uptown have been called the most stable diverse neighborhoods in the nation, with a broad mix of incomes, races and ethnicities. Bordered on the east by Lake Michigan and on the west by the Metra North commuter line, CTA’s backbone transit service, the Red Line, bisects the area. With the highest density of all Chicago planning districts, at 28,000 people per square mile, the neighborhoods support more than 2,500 small businesses across a dozen eclectic, pedestrian-oriented retail districts.
Nearly 168,000 residents live on the North Lakefront in a dense housing mix that includes a high-rise corridor along Sheridan Road, large apartment buildings and miles of streets lined with two-flats, six-flats and single-family homes. Two-thirds of the 82,000 households are renters, reflecting the area’s long history as an entry neighborhood for immigrants, students and young couples. [Excerpted from Summary of Assets]