Ranked in the 58th percentile


  • Evanston is ranked #337 in Illinois
  • Evanston is ranked #12,221 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Income per Capita
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Evanston, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Edison Park, Chicago776.811,128
O'hare, Chicago749.812,706
Forest Glen, Chicago74518,298
Norwood Park, Chicago717.237,477
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Jefferson Park, Chicago705.926,594
North Center, Chicago696.934,931
North Park, Chicago694.618,562
Dunning, Chicago68943,244

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Indian Head Park, IL8621.93,823
Clarendon Hills, IL8221.88,641
Pistakee Highlands, IL8136.13,263
Algonquin, IL8132.830,413
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pleasant Prairie, WI8137.120,395
Lake in the Hills, IL8133.128,908
Grandwood Park, IL8128.15,471
Highland CDP, IN8036.64,256
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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).