Evanston is just 12 miles North of Chicago and is situated right along the shore of Lake Michigan. It features expansive parks, historic architecture and the world-renowned Northwestern University campus. The demographic of its 75,000 residents includes an eclectic mix of students, young professionals, families and seniors. With bustling business districts, arts and culture, and easy access to Chicago, Evanston offers the conveniences of city living in a suburban environment. Transportation is convenient for residents and visitors thanks to the Eden’s Expressway, three Metra stations and the CTA Purple EL Line.
Evanston real estate offers everything from contemporary new-construction high rises to well-maintained single-family homes and townhomes to historic lakefront mansions. The town is comprised of a number of distinct neighborhoods -- many within walking distance to Evanston’s thriving commercial areas and others in tucked-away suburban enclaves.
Evanston’s downtown district adjoins Northwestern University and includes hundreds of businesses from boutiques, bookstores and galleries to theaters and restaurants. Outdoor recreation includes beaches, parks, jogging trails and bicycle paths. Northwestern University offers residents access to a full slate of Big Ten sports as well as cultural events and academic pursuits.
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