Evanston is 13 miles north of downtown Chicago.
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Evanston residents flock to Lake Michigan and watch the sunrise, spend the day in the parks and wander through the downtown and neighborhood stores.
Evanston, 13 miles north of the Loop, is one of the most diverse communities on the North Shore. The community features a lakeside location, convenient shopping and great proximity and access to Chicago.
Evanston has preserved much of its historical charm through such significant buildings as the Gross Point Lighthouse and the Charles Gates Dawes House. The village is home to numerous theater groups, a symphony orchestra, five museums and a number of art galleries and centers. Northwestern University adds to the cultural mix of the community. Evanston boasts 263 acres of parks, five public beaches, five community centers, an educational ecology center, indoor ice rink, a golf course, tennis courts and a wide range of classes and programs.
The Edens Expressway (I-94) is just west of town, and drive time to the Loop is 40 minutes. Three Metra train stations serve Evanston. Commute time to the Loop is 35 minutes local and 21 minutes express.
|Evanston Grosse Point Lighthouse||Fountain Square|
|Shakespeare Garden||Davis Street Metra|
|Frances Willard House||Evanston Township High School|
|Merrick Rose Garden||Church Street Pier|
|Alice Millar Chapel Interior||Greenwood Beach|
|Dawes Mansion||Northwestern University Look-out Pier|
|Women's Club of Evanston Interior||Chase Bank Plaza|
|South Blvd Beach||Calvary Cemetery|
|Harley Clarke Mansion||Patriots Park|