Evanston is a suburban city in Cook County, 12 miles north of downtown Chicago. It is one of the North Shore communities that adjoin Lake Michigan. Evanston is the home of Northwestern University. The CTA’s Purple Line, part of the Chicago ‘L’ system, runs through Evanston. From its terminal at Howard in Chicago, the line heads north and terminates  at the Linden station in Wilmette. Metra’s Union Pacific/North Line also serves Evanston, with stations at Main Street, Davis Street and Central Street, the first two being adjacent to Purple Line stations. The CTA’s Yellow Line also runs through the city. Evanston is served by six CTA bus routes as well as four Pace bus routes. Active modes of transportation include miles of sidewalks and bicycle lanes. Evanston remains an important shopping destination for the north suburbs and North Side of Chicago, with numerous commercial centers throughout the city. Evanston’s downtown area adjoins Northwestern University. There are over 300 businesses, several highrise office and residential buildings, three traditional low-rise shopping areas, an 18-screen movie theatre, and over 85 restaurants. Central Street is comprised of several shopping districts linked along the northernmost of the city’s principal east-west arteries, with the most active clustered around the Central Street Metra station and characterized by specialty shops and restaurants in a walkable environment with an eclectic, vintage “small-town feel” strongly protected by the community. Dempster Street is located just off the Dempster “L” stop with over 60 shops, many of them small and hip boutiques. Main Street Station is approximately 3 blocks of mostly independent boutiques and restaurants abutting both a CTA and Metra stop, in a gentrifying neighborhood. The neighborhood is home to the South Branch of the Evanston Public Library. The neighborhood is also home to the Evanston Arts Depot. Howard Street has many small shops that line the city’s border with Chicago; at the west end of the avenue, near the border with Skokie, Howard Center, a small thriving shopping mall was built. Chicago Avenue is an extension of what is called Clark Street in Chicago runs parallel to the rail lines and is the principal north-south artery in Evanston from Howard Street north to its terminus at Northwestern University. Chicago Avenue connects the Main Street, Dempster Street, and Downtown shopping districts with a mix of small independent businesses and chains, including a busy cluster of supermarkets near its intersection with Dempster. Once home to a great number of auto dealerships, it has attracted numerous restaurants and a growing number of multi-unit residential structures.



Evanston-Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65

  • Dawes Elementary School
  • Dewey Elementary School
  • Kingsley Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Lincolnwood Elementary School
  • Oakton Elementary School
  • Orrington Elementary School
  • Walker Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Willard Elementary School
  • Chute Middle School
  • Haven Middle School
  • Nichols Middle School

Evanston Township High School District 202

  • Evanston Township High School


Top Employers

According to the City’s 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

1. Northwestern University, 5,325
2. NorthShore University HealthSystem, 3,780
3. Saint Francis Hospital, 1,649
4. City of Evanston, 1,000
5. Evanston-Skokie School District 65, 700
6. Evanston Township High School District 202, 566
7. Presbyterian Homes, 533
8. Rotary International, 460
9. Jewel/Osco, 455
10. C.E. Niehoff & Co., 450



As of the census of 2010, there were 74,486 people residing in the city. As of 2011, the estimated median income for a household in the city was $60,033, and the median income for a family was $102,706. Male full-time workers had a median income of $66,106 versus $52,727 for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,732.

Newest Evanston Listings

3 Beds 2 Baths MRD11673008 MLS The Windemere BLDG.
Welcome to this top floor unit flooded with light from west, north and east exposures and from skylights in the living room, kitchen - dining space, and the primary bath. The open tree top views provide a backdrop to a living room featuring a wood burning fireplace, inlaid oak hardwood floors, recessed lighting, wall sconces, ceiling fan, sound system, and a Juliette balcony. Walk down the gallery type hallway, perfect for an art or photo collection, to the spacious kitchen - dining space at the rear of the unit. Here you will find granite countertops, cherry cabinets and stainless-steel appliances. The chef may want to add an island to separate the kitchen prep area from the dining area. Grilling is easy as a sliding door leads to the private balcony, ideal for al fresco dining or just sitting out to relax and enjoy the tree top views to the east. The primary suite features a large walk-in closet, a bathroom with whirlpool tub shower combo, and a double bowl vanity. Adjacent to the hall bathroom is the nicely sized second bedroom while the third bedroom is separated from the living room by French doors. However, depending on needs, it could be a home office, den, or a separate dining space. A side-by-side washer dryer is conveniently located in a separate hall closet which doubles as the linen closet. This urban package is completed with an end garage space, accessible from the alley, and an expansive (14'x4') storage space in the basement. Pets welcome. Urban, suburban living at its best: two blocks from downtown Evanston's shops, restaurants, and movie theatres, as well as the Northwestern campus, Metra and EL trains, and Lake Michigan. Start the New Year here.

1935 Sherman Avenue Unit #4N, Evanston

3 Beds 2 Baths MRD11680825 MLS
SELLER OFFERING $15,000 CLOSING CREDIT FOR MORTGAGE 2 1 INTEREST RATE BUY DOWN!!! Great income potential in this Evanston farmhouse and coach house built it 1882. It's another fine example of city's wide and varied architecture. Wide front porch which begs for a swing, welcomes one into a foyer with a large coat closet and built-in display/bookshelf. Gracious living and dining room area with an ample kitchen and pantry. Full bath and a bedroom with walk- in closet round out the first floor. The second floor features an open multi-purpose family area, two bedrooms, and a full bath. Hardwood flooring on the first floor and wide planked pine on the second. Closet space is exceptional given the age of the home. Unfinished basement. Lovely fenced in yard with a patio. Current garage AS IS. Development potential: If the single car garage was eliminated, it should be possible to add an all -weather sunroom off the current dining area. The garage can also be repurposed as a tool shed. It should also be possible to build a four-car garage at the back of the wide lot. Both subject to applicable Evanston codes and regulations, of course. The separate coach house (1228 1/2 Sherman) currently has a large open loft-like space with high ceiling on the first floor. It has been used at different times as various types of studios: Photography, video, audio, stained glass etc., even as a space for a Rock Band jam session. Also on the first floor is a small room which has served an office/edit suite, In addition, there is a closet/storage room, a half bath, and a foyer/hallway with a large closet. There is also space for a washer/dryer, furnace, and water heater. This area could conceivably be subdivided in to two bedrooms and could continue to be used as rental income. The second floor has a large living and dining area with wide plank pine flooring and numerous windows which give it much light and character. The second floor also has a bedroom, ample closets, a full bath, and a kitchen. Behind the coach house is a small fenced yard with a patio. BOTH 1228 1/2 and 1230 Sherman are being sold AS IS. Two pin numbers.

1228.5-1230 Sherman Avenue, Evanston

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