Evanston is a diverse and progressive community located just north of Chicago. Wide sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, historic mansions on landscaped boulevards, tree-lined bicycle paths, beautiful parks, the world-renowned Northwestern University, and thriving business districts, are just a few of the many reasons why 75,000 people choose to call Evanston home.
Arts and cultural opportunities abound here with movie theaters and a vibrant nightlife offering live music and performance venues. Shop in eclectic stores or dine in the many restaurants featuring a wide range of cuisine. Enjoy Big Ten sports and the beauty of Gross Point Lighthouse or the Merrick Rose Garden.
Only 30 minutes north of downtown Chicago, getting to and around Evanston is easy with a multitude of available transportation options. In addition, there are great connections to neighboring communities and beyond. Evanston is only 45 minutes from O’Hare’s International Airport, from where you can find nonstop service to more than 200 worldwide destinations.
We are #LovingEvanston and invite you to visit and learn why.
- Forbes Magazine agrees. See why it named Evanston one of the top 25 cities in the U.S. to live well.
- Politico agrees. Calling Evanston an “increasingly hip” minicity that cities like Chicago want to follow its lead.
- The New York Times agrees. Its Travel Section highlighted Evanston as, “… picking up steam with the recent openings of farm-to-table restaurants, world-class distilleries and breweries, galleries and hip music venues … giving residents even more reasons to stay close to home.”