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About Evanston IL
Incorporated in 1863 and named after John Evans, Evanston, Illinois is located just north of Chicago and is diverse in many ways, much to the delight of both visitors and residents. The City of Evanston is the first suburb north of Chicago and offers a beautiful shoreline along Lake Michigan, a considerable portion of which was reclaimed from the bottom of the lake in the early 1960’s, to expand the Northwestern University campus. Not only does Evanston offer a variety of excellent higher educational opportunities, it offers a successful primary and secondary public school system in neighborhoods where Evanston homes for sale offer the conveniences and amenities your family is looking for.
With its close proximity to Chicago, Evanston is only a half hour drive away from O’Hare International Airport and an hour away from Chicago Midway Airport, the Chicago Transit Authorityhas extensive bus routes and trains running to and from Evanston to the city, the surrounding suburbs and the airports. Getting around once you are here is easy with a multitude of public and private transportation options. The CTA Purple Line L runs through Evanston and the METRA also serves Evanston, with stations at Main Street, Davis Street and Central Street, and provides a commute between Central Evanston and Downtown Chicago and The Loop.
Today, Evanston is a growing independent city with a thriving business community. There are many cultural outlets in Evanston as well as lakefront property which add to the recreational benefit of Evanston residents. Miles of beautiful sandy beaches hold popular attractions for visitors and residents alike. The lakefront offers a boat launch with rentals where everyone can enjoy a day of lakefront recreation activities.
The Evanston-Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65 serves all of Evanston and provides primary education from pre-K through 8. With ten elementary schools through grade 5, three middle schools through grades 6-8, two magnet schools grades K-8, and three special schools, the district enrollment has surpassed 6,600 students. All of Evanston is within the boundaries of Evanston Township High School District 202.
In the spring, most of the beaches along Lake Michigan offer sailing lessons for those who wish to learn at a minimal cost. The summer months are great for bringing a towel and an umbrella to enjoy the warm sand and refreshing water. Next to the beaches is a park area where you can set up a picnic or a barbeque for a day of fun in the sun.
During the fall, the weather cools down some, but the activities do not. There are local music and cultural events which take place. A light breeze accentuates the cool fall nights. You can enjoy local sights and sounds of Evanston in the fall, as many of the businesses and arts hold free activities. But during the winter, the beaches are usually quiet and the lake freezes over. Thus, the lake becomes a serene winter landscape where the crunch of the frozen lake ice in the waves and the quiet wind cut through silence; it is very calming and settling.
All in all, you’ll find something for everyone in Evanston. Activities, educational opportunities, convenience all make the Evanston homes for sale sought after by many people who are looking to relocate to the Chicago area.