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The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

5333 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640

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About the community

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 Housing Types

Independent living

Pricing at 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

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2 Bedrooms
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*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.


Health Care Services

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

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

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Transportation & parking

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


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Barber shop

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center




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



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April 10, 2016
Chris - My loved one(s) live(s) or lived in this community
Independent-minded; but needs a bit of day-to-day help

Great so far. (3 weeks) My dad is 80, in great mental shape, but was having trouble with day-to-day activities because of balance. Additionally, he does not consider himself "old" and does not want to be around "old people." This was a great compromise. It's independent enough, but gives him the ability to get the help he needs for little things like cleaning and cooking. First, the restaurant is bright, cheerful--and a place he's proud to show off to his buddies. My dad can be pretty critical about food, but so far he's impressed. (A minor miracle!) His 1-bedroom apartment is clean, spacious and modern. It's no different (but probably a better value) than any high-rise in Edgewater. It makes going over a lot more pleasant for me. For him, with his modest nest egg and social security, he is not over burdened about price, though he will be dipping in ever month to cover the costs. There are smaller less expensive that we can move to if he becomes too concerned about finances. He also has access to nursing and physical therapy when he needs it., conveniently located in the building. Overall, while my Dad hasn't found his clique yet, and still feels a little restless and bored, I have seen him get back to his more usual moods and demeanor. Not sure what will happen if his mental or physical needs change, but for right now, I am extremely satisfied that this was a good decision emotionally, physically and financially for him.

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August 18, 2017

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!

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September 1, 2015
Dining at the Breakers is not a good value

I am writing on behalf of my parent who has moved into the Breakers. The apartment and the view is terrific. The activities are good as well. However, the dining situation is abysmal. Each day, there is a wait to be seated of at least an hour. That is just to be seated. It can take 30 minutes just to get the order taken by a server. Add another 40 minutes to be served cold food. The food is bland or mushy. This has been going on all summer. The dining area is understaffed and the management does not seem to be doing much about it. If not for the social aspect of taking the meal plan, I would certainly not recommend it.

Response from The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

September 9, 2015

Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate your comments regarding the lovely views and activities. We are very sorry to hear that your parent has not had a good experience in our dining room. Please contact our community so I can accurately address these concerns with our Director of Dining Services. Please also welcome your parent to attend our food forum which takes place the last Tuesday of the month. Thank you again for your feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve our services. Dorothe Magid, Associate Executive Director

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