Get to Know Andersonville
Andersonville, a neighborhood within Edgewater, was first settled by Swedish immigrants in the mid-19th
century. Today it maintains its heritage with clean architecture, delicious bakeries, gift shops and the
Swedish American Museum on Clark Street, just north of Foster. Generally, the storefronts along Clark Street
and the homes just west of Clark Street are known as Andersonville. The neighborhood just east of Clark Street
is commonly called Lakewood-Balmoral.
What to do in Andersonville
The neighborhood’s Swedish roots have evolved into an open, relaxed blend of cultures. While many shopkeepers
still speak Swedish, there are now wonderful American, Persian, Andean, Asian and Turkish restaurants and
shops. And, of course, Andersonville is home to Ann Sather, the city’s favorite Swedish restaurant. There are
also many small cafes, antique shops, galleries, experimental theaters and bookstores to peruse throughout the
Andersonville's Distinctive Housing
Growing in popularity for its leafy streets and hometown feel, Andersonville, is a clean-swept,
long-established area with many brick and framed dwellings. Its Lakewood-Balmoral neigborhood has a traditional
feeling with many single-family homes and two-flats.