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Explore the Evanston Area

Evanston IL Homes for SaleEvanston is located 12 miles north of Chicago, along Lake Michigan. This highly coveted community is known for being home to the renowned Northwestern University. Yet, Evanston has a unique, artistic culture outside of the university. With over 77 parks and proximity to Lake Michigan, residents are always close to nature and the beach. The central business districts has a vibrant restaurant scene, featuring some of the top restaurants and bakeries in the North Shore Chicago area.

Did you know that Evanston was ranked #1 best place to live in Cook County? Here's what the locals say:

"Great town with miles of amazing lakefront public parks and beaches. Residents are relaxed and cool, a California vibe in Illinois as it were. Super easy access by train or car into main Chicago hot spot neighborhoods. Really a perfect definition of an urban adjacent suburb."

"Evanston has everything you could need; from a plethora of cafes, restaurants, libraries, stores, parks, to summer festivals. Everything is walking distance and the greenery in the summer is breathtaking. Not only that, but there are so many beaches to go to. Lastly, being right next to Chicago means that there are plenty of opportunities to take day trip to the heart of the city" - Niche.com

Also, there’s no shortage of great schools in Evanston. Students attend school districts 65 and 202. Evanston Township High School is routinely voted as a highly ranked school. There are also many museums and theaters for art-loving residents of all ages. Start searching for Evanston homes for sale.

For more information, check out our Evanston Real Estate blog for more community information.

Evanston Amenities

  • Dawes Park - Dawes Park sits gracefully by the shores of Lake Michigan in Evanston boasting gardens, a lagoon and breathtaking lake views. It's a loved destination for strolls, picnics and open air concerts. The park is also home to the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon a choice for weddings and photography sessions adding to its charm as a recreational and cultural hotspot in Evanston.
  • Greenwood St. Beach - Residents and tourists can experience the beauty and recreational offerings of Lake Michigan at Greenwood Street Beach. Its sandy shores and crystal clear waters make it a perfect location for swimming, sunbathing and beach volleyball. Additionally visitors can enjoy amenities like restrooms and concessions during the summer season providing an ideal setting for a family outing or a leisurely day, by the waterfront.
  • Noyes Cultural Art Center - The Noyes Cultural Arts Center is a center for the arts in Evanston with artist studios, galleries and performance spaces. It offers events like art shows, plays and concerts that showcase local talent and offer arts education to the community. This center plays a role in Evanstons scene by encouraging creativity and fostering a love for the arts among people of all generations.
  • Ecology Center -The Ecology Center in Evanston is committed to educating people about the environment and promoting practices. They provide a range of programs and initiatives to help people appreciate and take care of the world such as workshops, nature camps and community gardening endeavors. Additionally, the center includes hands on displays and a greenhouse serving as a hub for schools and families looking to delve into ecology and green living.

Evanston's Best Restaurants

  • Dave’s New Kitchen - Dave’s New Kitchen is a beloved local spot known for its cozy atmosphere and a menu that blends Italian and Mediterranean flavors. It serves up a variety of dishes from hearty pastas and pizzas to fresh salads and sandwiches, all made with a focus on quality ingredients and homestyle cooking. The restaurant has a reputation for its friendly service and consistently delicious food, making it a favorite among Evanston residents.
  • Soul & Smoke - Soul & Smoke delivers on its name with a mouthwatering array of barbecue and soul food dishes. This establishment has garnered acclaim for its tender, slow-cooked meats, savory sides, and comfort food classics, all prepared with a chef-driven approach. From brisket and ribs to mac ‘n’ cheese and collard greens, it offers a taste of the South right in the heart of Evanston, celebrated for its flavorful dishes and hearty portions.
  • Bat 17 - Bat 17 is a spot in Evanston known for its ambiance and hearty portions. It's a go to destination, for those looking to indulge in gourmet sandwiches, burgers and salads paired with a variety of beers and cocktails. Whether you're watching a game grabbing a bite to eat or catching up with friends Bat 17 offers servings made with quality ingredients.
  • Le Peep - Le Peep is a warm and inviting eatery that caters to families with a focus on breakfast and brunch offerings. They offer an array of morning and midday dishes like omelets, pancakes, waffles and benedicts made with notch fresh ingredients. Renowned for its ambiance and tasty homemade meals Le Peep is a choice among locals and tourists alike seeking a delightful start to their day.

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  • Northwestern University - Northwestern University isn't just a prestigious educational institution; it's also a vibrant part of Evanston's cultural and recreational landscape. The campus offers stunning architecture, scenic views of Lake Michigan, and a variety of public art. Visitors and the community can enjoy performances at the university's theaters, concerts by student and professional groups, and athletic events, making it a hub of activity and enrichment beyond its academic offerings.
  • Halim Time & Glass Museum - The Halim Time & Glass Museum in Evanston is a treasure that focuses on preserving and showcasing timepieces and stained glass. With a collection of than 1,100 clocks and various historic stained glass windows including some from the century the museum provides an intriguing exploration of the artistry and technology, behind timekeeping and glass art. It's a destination exploring for history buffs, art lovers and those who appreciate craftsmanship.
  • Grosse Point Lighthouse - The Grosse Point Lighthouse holds a place in Evanstons history symbolizing the maritime heritage of the area. Constructed back in 1873 its primary purpose was to provide navigation assistance to ships navigating the shores of Lake Michigan. Nowadays visitors can explore this site through guided tours immersing themselves in the life of a lighthouse keeper and admiring breathtaking views from its top. People often flock to the lighthouse and its adjacent park for picnics capturing moments through photography and soaking in the tranquil atmosphere by the lakeside.
  • Space - Space is a music venue and event space recognized for its ambiance and superb sound quality. Situated at the intersection of Evanston and Chicago it showcases an array of shows ranging from, up and coming indie musicians to established bands and singer songwriters. With its inviting and snug setting Space provides music enthusiasts with the opportunity to enjoy up performances earning it admiration from both residents and tourists.
  • The Block Museum of Art - Situated within the grounds of Northwestern University, The Block Museum of Art stands as an art institution that welcomes visitors with access, to its displays and events. Its curated collections and showcases spotlight a range of artistry and cultural expressions particularly highlighting modern creations and societal narratives. Acting as both a hub and a platform for discussions the museum draws in art lovers, learners and local residents keen on exploring the profound impact of artistic expression.

Evanston Commuter Transportation

  • Main Metra Station - The Metra Station located in Evanston offers commuter rail services through the Union Pacific North Line connecting locals to downtown Chicago and the northern suburbs with dependable timetables.
  • Central Metra Station - Situated in the center of Evanston the Central Metra Station provides a gateway to the Union Pacific North Line acting as a transportation hub for commuters journeying between Chicago and the surrounding northern neighborhoods.
  • CTA Purple Line -  The CTA Purple Line is an elevated rapid transit service that runs through Evanston, offering a direct link to downtown Chicago while facilitating easy local travel within Evanston and to neighboring areas.
  • Davis Metra Station - Situated centrally in downtown Evanston, the Davis Metra Station provides service on both the Metra Union Pacific North Line and the CTA Purple Line, making it a bustling hub for commuters and travelers seeking versatile transit options.

Find a Evanston Real Estate Agent

Evanston, Illinois is known for its heritage that mirrors its rich history and cultural blend. The city's real estate landscape features a mix of residences from the 1800s to early 1900s alongside contemporary condos and apartments. Walking through the neighborhoods you'll encounter examples of Victorian, Queen Anne and Colonial Revival architecture illustrating Evanstons architectural journey through time.

The presence of Craftsman and Prairie style homes crafted by architects further enhances the citys appeal. Apart from these homes, Evanston also offers modern living spaces like stylish condos and townhouses especially in proximity to downtown and near Northwestern University. This fusion of tradition with innovation highlights Evanston as a place that respects its roots while embracing progress making its real estate sector both varied and lively.

Jake McClure is a licensed real estate broker, REALTOR, and the group leader of the Burling Square Group - Your Evanston Real Estate Experts! Burling Square Group is a division within Fulton Grace Realty. Contact Burling Square Group today to get your home search started!