This week, we are taking you to Evanston, a neighborhood in Cook County just 13 miles north of downtown Chicago and to the east of Skokie. Known as the university town on Chicago’s North Shore, Evanston has a lot to offer. Whether you are looking to explore outside of the 77 neighborhoods, coming to study in a world-renowned university or finding a family-home to settle in, this nature filled city suburb has something for everyone. Not to mention, its versatility makes it the perfect place to invest in property.
The most livable city
Evanston’s award-winning parks and recreation centers are known to be some of the best in the country. It’s no wonder that the City of Evanston’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department takes pride in building “America’s most livable suburb.” Their main pillars being conservation, health and wellness and social equity, you couldn’t be in a healthier spot to either grow up or grow old in.
Evanston is home to Northwestern University, has two school districts and a handful of private schools. It is also home to the temperance movement during the Prohibition which explains its diverse and multicultural population as well as its rich history of activism. Evanston is an independent city filled with arts, culture, national historic landmarks and hope for a more sustainable future.
Parks and Beaches
Along its 3.8 miles of lakefront biking and jogging path, Evanston has six beach locations that offer swimming, boating, picnicking and all kinds of sports activities ranging from track to tennis. If that wasn’t enough, it also has a whopping 77 parks and seven community centers. Looking for the picture-perfect location for your insta feed? Head over to Merrick Rose Garden to surround yourself with color.
Robust housing market
Evanston’s median rental and housing prices are non-negotiable with the quality of life it offers in return. It truly ticks all the boxes. An inclusive and active community? Check! An outdoor and city life? Check! Great education? Check! New business ventures and opportunities? Check! A foodie heaven? Check! If we were in your shoes, we would sign up for that Evanston high life ASAP. Oh, and did you also know that 98 percent of households live within a half mile of green space? What are you waiting for?
WHO IS FULTON GRACE?
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