Ranked in the 78th percentile


  • Evanston is ranked #173 in Illinois
  • Evanston is ranked #6,444 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
  • High Income per Capita
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Evanston, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Edison Park, Chicago796.811,128
Forest Glen, Chicago78518,298
Lincoln Park, Chicago748.964,965
Lake View, Chicago747.297,804
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Near North Side, Chicago7210.883,049
Norwood Park, Chicago727.237,477
North Center, Chicago726.934,931
Loop, Chicago7012.232,384

Best Cities Near Evanston, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Western Springs, IL8619.913,133
Clarendon Hills, IL8521.88,641
Kenilworth, IL843.12,613
Indian Head Park, IL8321.93,823
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Geneva, IL8334.521,732
Naperville, IL8331.6145,789
Wheaton, IL832553,568
Hinsdale, IL8220.817,438
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Evanston, Illinois: Best of the North Shore

After calling Evanston, Illinois, home for four years, I only have good things to say about the city/township. Nestled into the North Shore and the first suburb north of Chicago, Evanston has a charm all its own and a proximity to Chicago that make it an excellent place to visit or live. Northwestern University is the main attraction, stretching for a few square miles along the lakeshore. With high caliber theatrical and music productions at the university on a weekly basis, a memorable night out in Evanston is easy to have. Of course, with the college crowd, there are also plenty of bars and clubs in town as well. Check out Nevin's Pub or the Celtic Knot for good food and drink. If something more upscale is your fancy, Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak is not to be missed. Stick around long enough into the evening and you'll also hear some hot jazz, music which came of age in Chi-town to the south. A classic upper-middle class midwest suburb, Evanston is a wonderful place to dip your toes in the waters of Lake Michigan, eat out at a fine restaurant, or do both!
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Source: The Evanston, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).