Evanston is quaint, convenient, safe, and well traveled
Known for its friendliness, beauty and convenient location, Evanston is a delightful suburb that sits just beyond the city limits of Chicago. With Lake Michigan as a scenic backdrop to the east, the convergence of energetic residents, enviable schools, and countless green space, is truly stunning. Known for its friendliness, beauty and convenient location, Evanston is a delightful suburb that sits just beyond the city limits of Chicago. With Lake Michigan as the scenic backdrop to the east, the convergence of energetic residents, enviable schools, and countless green space, is truly stunning.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, Evanston lies twelve miles due north of downtown Chicago in Cook County. Immediately surrounding Evanston is the city of Chicago to its south, suburban Skokie and Wilmette to the west and north, respectively, and Lake Michigan to the east. Commuting to downtown Chicago as well as many northern suburbs is quick and convenient thanks to the numerous El and Metra stops throughout the area.
Landmarks & Scenes:
With such strong Methodist beginnings, there are numerous churches remaining today, steeped in beauty and full of history. Walking tours are available, or you can take a stroll at your own leisure and check them out. Also Northwestern's campus is full of classic gothic architecture.
Evanston offers more than the average suburb when it comes to delicious eats. An impressive list of options exist, satisfying every taste bud and price point. Catering to the casual college crowd, to locals with an abundance of neighborhood gems and to the foodies with a vast array of fine dining.
New shops arise almost weekly, and one has to wonder how it's even possible since the streets are already filled to the brim with eclectic businesses and charming, one of a kind boutiques. Also home to a number of well known standards, Evanston wants for nothing in terms of its retail scene.
With access to so many different forms of entertainment including a visit to the water and beaches of Lake Michigan, theaters, live music, great dining and a smattering of galleries and parks, locals readily take advantage of all that Evanston has to offer.
Sports & Outdoors:
Evanston is gorgeous, making any potential argument regarding the aesthetics of the area null and void. Green space surrounds you, and with over seventy parks and almost as many playgrounds, you can clearly see that outdoor entertainment is plentiful.
Arts & Culture:
There are numerous theaters and galleries throughout the area that lend a hand in shaping the culturally unique identity that is Evanston. Performing arts, stage plays, dance studios, concert venues, museums and festivals are found in abundance here, but that's just for starters.
As a suburb with a distinctly urban influence, Evanston is insanely popular for families looking for an active lifestyle and friendly community that is walkable, beautiful and convenient.