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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Evanston, Illinois

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Where to Retire in Evanston and Home Prices

According to, the median home value in Evanston was $476,872 in late 2021. 

What Is Special about Evanston

Evanston is just 12 miles from Chicago with rail service connecting the two cities;  Nothwestern University; five public swimming beaches on Lake Michigan; very walkable community; Evanston experiences all four seasons.

What Is Not Special about Evanston

It is cold and snowy in Evanston in the winter; high property taxes

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 24 degree and the average July temperature is 73 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Evanston hosts many festivals throughout the year which includes the Lakeshore Arts Festival, the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival, and the Evanston Green Living Festival.


The crime rate is below average in Evanston.

Medical Facilities

Evanston Hospital and St. Francis Hospital


Part of Chicago's "L"  system runs through Evanston; There is also a bus system along with bike lanes.

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