Suburban town with access to the city and lake.

Welcome to Evanston

Suburban town with access to the city and lake
Located in the Chicagoland area is the city of Evanston. Evanston’s prime location gives residents direct access to Lake Michigan and a short commute to downtown Chicago. Evanston’s accessibility to downtown through public transportation makes city life obtainable while offering an inclusive and suburban lifestyle. 
Evanston was once an area consisting of wetlands and marshy forests. The town struggled to grow and develop until 1883 when street lights began to light up this northern city. Today, Northwestern University, education institutions, and several headquarters bring a large population of residents.
The town's accessibility, ethnic diversity, and suburban lifestyle make it one to consider. A single-family home is in the upper $400,000. While this may cost slightly more than a home in neighboring towns, Evanston’s home values are 115% higher than the median home value in the United States, making this purchase a smart investment. 

What to Love

  • Located on the North Shore along Lake Michigan
  • Miles of sidewalks and bike lanes for transportation
  • Incredible restaurants, boutiques, and beaches

People & Lifestyle

Evanston is known for its diverse population and social activism. It is home to professionals, families, and college students. The town's diversity leads to a diverse range of professionals. The city is filled with white-collar professionals, managers, artists, and even designers. Its quick access to the city opens Evanston up to all types of people and careers. Regardless of if you’re looking to work from home or head into the bustling city, Evanston is a lovely place to call home. 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Evanston has many unique boutiques and dining options. While the city is easy to access, you don’t have to leave your cozy town for exceptional gifts or restaurants. 
The town of Evanston is home to many local and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Stumble & Relish, owned by a mother and daughter team, features handmade goods and gifts that are sure to bring a smile. The Vintage Garage Chicago is a three-part event in May, July, and September. Here you can shop vintage fashion, clothing, jewelry, and more!
You don’t have to head into the city for fine dining—Evanston has plenty of options. The Barn Steakhouse is a modern steakhouse with fine-quality ingredients. It’s the perfect place for a celebratory meal and cocktail. If you’re looking for a more mellow bite, then head to the Peckish Pig. This brewery is filled with unique and mouth-watering bites. 

Things to Do

The prime location of Evanston means there is always something to do within 15 miles. Food, art, and outdoor activities are at your fingertips while living in Evanston.
Evanston’s diverse population brings local festivals to the town. The Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival is one you won’t want to miss. This local festival brings incredible artwork and delicious food together for kids and adults. This three-day annual event brings loads of fun and culture to Evanston.
The town's location on the North Shore provides immediate access to several beaches. These beaches can be accessed from July through September and provide residents and visitors with lake life activities and even parks with skating and sledding during the winter months.


Evanston is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Dawes Elementary School, grade level, a highly-rated school in the state of Illinois
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School, K-8, provides a literary and fine arts focus based learning environment
  • Northwestern University, undergraduate and graduate degrees, a top-ranked university in the U.S.

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