Edgewater is surrounded by Denver to the east, Lakewood to the south and west, and Wheat Ridge to the north.
The old-style “Edgewater” sign that hangs over the main entrance to town says it all: This is a quaint, unpretentious area that harkens to the past. Characterized by modest houses of varying styles, the neighborhood is home to an ethnically diverse group of people who often come to escape the overheated development and inflated prices of nearby areas such as the Highlands. The town features charming sights from yesteryear — a gazebo in the park, the blue-and-white striped awning of a barber shop— while modern establishments, such as a sushi and oyster bar, have begun popping up, providing the sense of a neighborhood awakening to its possibilities. Edgewater is just blocks from Sloan’s Lake and its popular walking and biking trails. Residents also enjoy annual community events, including an Easter egg hunt, town picnic, and holiday lighting. And big-city sophistication, in the form of downtown Denver, is just a short drive away. For those interested in an understated lifestyle recalling simpler times, Edgewater offers the perfect choice.