The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

5333 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640

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About the community The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

The Breakers at Edgewater redefines senior living for today’s retiree, where a vibrant city lifestyle meets simple convenience. Our shoreline location on Lake Michigan offers breathtaking views no matter where you look, as you watch the sunrise over the ocean-like lake or catch the nightly sparkle of the city skyline. We aim to inspire your best life, providing thoughtful amenities, a robust range of activities, and daily services to make each day a little easier. You’ll find our community is as lively as our Chicago setting. Whether you like to start your days with swimming a few laps in the pool, getting a quick shave at the on-site salon and barbershop, or sipping coffee while enjoying scenic views, we’ve got you covered. We’ll take care of some of your worries so you can go out for a night on the town — the city is at your doorstep!

Community Services and Amenities

We created our common spaces, activities, and services with the intention of minimizing stress and maximizing well-being, so you can focus on the things that allow you to live each day fully. Both around the community and off-site, our dynamic activities rotate regularly and revolve around senior wellness and, of...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Independent living

Pricing for The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Studio
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$XXXX
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1 Bedroom
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$XXXX
/mo
2 Bedrooms
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$XXXX
/mo

*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

Health Care Services

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Podiatrist
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Full kitchen
Kitchenette
Cable or satellite tv
Air conditioned

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Barber shop

Services

Beautician
Housekeeping

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center

Pets

Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Visiting rabbi

Reviews for The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

4.4

(76 reviews)

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Cleanliness

4.5

Care services

4.4

Staff

5.0

Meals & dining

4.3

Activities

4.5

Value for cost

4.4

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2.0
October 20, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community

It felt crowded, and wasn't impressed with the food.


4.0
August 4, 2021
Roger R - Resident/client
My experience with The Breakers

I chose The Breakers because I liked the apartment and it was an opportunity to get into a senior community rather than being forced into it. They do have studios, 1 bedrooms, and a couple of 2 bedroom apartments. A lot of people try to make suggestions for the food and it seems like they do not take those into consideration at all. Overall I would recommend to others who are looking.


4.0
June 8, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Tour of The Breakers

I toured The Breakers and everything was fine, it was just not as new of a facility or as open of a concept as I would have liked.


5.0
May 26, 2021
anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
If you want to be apart of God world, you able to see the lake, trees and park, come here

Everything has been very positive, it is a wonderful place and they are doing a beautiful job. They have a wonderful gym, a wonderful patio where all the flowers people have planted are blooming and growing. It is just gorgeous. Very positive experience.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

June 1, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with others! We love our beautiful community and are so glad you are enjoying it as well!


5.0
December 18, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
My review

If you have someone who is independent this is a good place. They have a library and a really nice dining area. The food is really good, served restaurant-style, and has a good variety. I would recommend this community to others.


1.0
December 11, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
They Don't Take Their Responsibility Seriously

The community is supposed to be doing daily checks; however, they don't seem to be checking on the residents. I don't feel they seem to care about the residents like they are supposed to be. The room and community is very nice. I just feel they didn't fulfill their obligation.


5.0
December 9, 2020
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Positive experience and i am happy here!

I love this place, it is the best possible match for me. They have reinstated some of the activities, but people mostly stay in their rooms. The food is good and is still being delivered to our rooms. The diversity of the residents is something i really like, and my apartment is lovely. They combined two apartments for me so i could have a two bedroom. It is one of the largest units, and all of my windows open up to the view of the lake.


5.0
June 10, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A great place for Dad.

One negative thing is that my dad had money and his drivers license stolen. The food was really good. They do not have enough elevators for a building that size. The rooms are nice, huge closets. They have large outdoor decks with garden areas. Views are great.I would recommend it to others.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

June 12, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback both positive and constructive. We're so glad to hear we have earned your recommendation. That means a lot to our community!


5.0
December 10, 2019
Tom Bartkowski - Loved one of resident/client
The Breakers

The breakers is an unbelievable value and the staff are all wonderful people. Activities are plentiful and keep my mother happy and busy.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

December 11, 2019

Thank you Tom! We're so glad that your mother enjoys here time here. We appreciate her being a wonderful part of our community!


5.0
November 16, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Our experience with the Breakers was somewhat limited. We signed up our great aunt because we loved the look and feel of the place. Aunt lived downtown Chicago for many years so we knew she'd appreciate the city feeling. The tour was very low pressure which we appreciated. Unfortunately Aunt passed away before we actually got to move her in but they were so considerate and fair to us. I appreciated their customer service.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

November 19, 2018

Thank you for sharing your personal experience visiting our community; we appreciate your feedback!


4.0
March 23, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Nice size rooms, lots of closet space. Apartment was on the 14th floor and momma said no to the location. I personally didn't like the garage. I thought it was way too dark down there.


5.0
September 15, 2017
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Our new home

We like the community and the staff is fantastic and caring. We are able to cook on our own if wanting. The community has a lot to offer the residents who have move in here. They do out of their way to make sure that everything has been taken care of. We are more than happy to recommend this community to other families.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

January 8, 2018

Thank you for sharing your review of our community; we appreciate your feedback!


4.0
August 31, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Mom Doing Well Here

My mother is doing well with her move to this community. Everything is working out well, and I'am comfortable with her move to this community. They have a good staff. They are very kind, and helpful whenever needed. The experience is going well, and I would recommend this community.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

January 5, 2018

Thank you for sharing your recommendation of our community; we appreciate your feedback and we're so pleased that your mother is enjoying her home here with us!


5.0
August 29, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Mom's Care

This is a nice community for my mom. The staff is caring and attentive to her needs. The menu is healthy and the activities are helping her slowly. We would recommend this community for the good care and value that is revealed.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

January 5, 2018

Thank you for sharing your confidence in us; we appreciate your feedback and we're so glad that your mom is making her home here in our community!


5.0
August 26, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

We were welcomed warmly, even though we arrived early for the tour. The tour itself was thorough and information provided was very helpful. This really helped my mother ease into the process that she had been avoiding. So glad we started our search here.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

January 5, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience at our community. We appreciate your feedback and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us!


4.0
August 18, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Spoke with [Removed]. Wonderful facility but too outgoing for my sister. Beautiful setting, dining area, close to beach, lots of activities, outgoing residents: my sister was solicited 2x by people wanting to know if she played mah Jong or scrabble. I would love it there; I'm not sure about Her.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

August 30, 2017

Thank you for sharing your review of our community! While we are disappointed that we weren't the best fit for your sister, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us!


5.0
July 13, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
An active community

This community offers a wide variety of activities including a movie theater, people that come in to entertain a cocktail hour on Thursdays as well as gardening, crafts, a library and a game room. I have tried the food and I think it is wonderful. The residents seem happy with this community. The staff have been very nice and cooperative. The community is well taken care of and I would recommend it.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

July 28, 2017

Thank you for your recommendation of our community! We appreciate your feedback!


5.0
July 7, 2017
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Pleased With My Move to This Community

I'am very much so satisfied with my move to this community. Everyone has been friendly, and kind. The staff is good, and helpful when needed. They do a good job with the cleanliness of the community. They provide nice meals, and good activities for their residents. I have no complaints about this community, and I would recommend it.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

July 27, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We appreciate your confidence in us and we're so pleased that you are enjoying your home here at The Breakers! Thank you for your recommendation as well!


5.0
June 19, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
It Is A Safe Community

My mom is doing fabulous and she is transitioning very nicely. It is a nice place and it is a safe place. She enjoys the meals and she likes the residents who live there. WE like that they sell the apartment and they have vendors who could provide assisted living if it was needed. It has been a good price for my mom.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

July 10, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your confidence in us! We appreciate your feedback and we're so pleased that your mom is enjoying her home here at The Breakers!


4.0
May 18, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Father in Law Adjusted Well to This Community

We are satisfied with my father in law move to this community. He has adjusted well to his move here, and he is overall doing well. The staff is friendly, and polite when we come to visit. We haven't had any problems, or concerns about this community. It is a community I would recommend, everything is working out well.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

June 14, 2017

Thank you for your confidence in us and for your recommendation of our community! Our goal is to provide the best possible experience for our residents and their families, and we're so pleased that your father-in-law is enjoying his home here.


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The Breakers at Edgewater Beach has received an average review rating of 4.4 based on 76 reviews. See all reviews.


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