Edgemead is one of the Atlantic Seaboard suburbs of Cape Town. It is one of several garden cities of South Africa, the first being Pinelands in the southern suburbs. Edgemead is mainly residential, and as the name 'garden city' suggests, is noted for its trees, gardens and generally pleasant environment. Other 'garden cities' that have followed are Pinehurst near Durbanville in the northwest extreme of Cape Town, still under construction but already occupied, and Sunningdale near Milnerton.
There are two schools in Edgemead: Edgemead Primary and Edgemead High.
Edgemead also has the Edgemead Cricket Club (ECC), which has recently been promoted to the premier league. The neighbourhood is also the location of the Goodwood Centre of Excellence, a medium security prison run by the South African Department of Correctional Services.