• Downtown - centered around the Davis Street Metra and "L" stops,[49] Evanston's downtown adjoins Northwestern University. There are over 300 businesses,[50] several high-rise office and residential buildings, three traditional low-rise shopping areas, an 18-screen movie theater, and over 85 restaurants. It is roughly bordered by Emerson Street to the north, Dempster Street to the south, Ridge Avenue to the west, and the Lake to the east.
  • Central Street - actually several shopping districts linked along the northernmost of the city's principal east-west arteries,[51][52] with the most active clustered around the Central Street Metra station and characterized by specialty shops and restaurants[53] in a walkable environment with an eclectic, vintage "small-town feel"[54] strongly protected by the community.[55]
  • Dempster Street - just off the Dempster "L" stop; over 60 shops,[56] many of them small and hip, including Bagel Art, the vegetarian Blind Faith Cafe, The Mexican Shop, Stumble and Relish, Frio Gelato, Hewn Bread, Homestead Meats, Union Pizzeria and SPACE, a music venue and recording studio.[57]
  • Main Street - approximately 3 blocks of mostly independent boutiques and restaurants[58] abutting both a CTA and Metra stop. Since 1917,[59] the neighborhood has been home to the South Branch[60] of the Evanston Public Library. After the original branch closed in February 2011 due to budgetary concerns, the Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch was opened down the street in January 2013, replacing an interim volunteer library that had been operated in that location by the Evanston Public Library Friends.[61] The neighborhood is also home to the Evanston Arts Depot.[62]
  • Howard Street - Howard Street forms the southern border between Evanston and the City of Chicago. The Howard Street CTA station is a transfer point between the Red, Purple, and Yellow line trains as well as several CTA and PACE bus routes. The northern (Evanston) side of Howard Street is home to an eclectic mix of retail hospitality businesses, including Peckish Pig brewpub, Café Coralie, Ward 8, North Shore Cider, and Good to Go. Howard Street is also home to a larger shopping center anchored by Target, Best Buy and Jewel-Osco along Evanston's western border with the Village of Skokie.
  • Chicago Avenue - not a separate shopping district per se, this extension of what is called Clark Street in Chicago runs parallel to the rail lines and is the principal north-south artery in Evanston from Howard Street north to its terminus at Northwestern University. Chicago Avenue connects the Main Street, Dempster Street, and Downtown shopping districts with a mix of small independent businesses and chains, including a busy cluster of supermarkets near its intersection with Dempster. Once home to a great number of auto dealerships, it has attracted numerous restaurants and a growing number of multi-unit residential structures.

City of Evanston

Evanston Library

Evanston Schools

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Beach life
Walking / Hiking trails
Northwestern University
Great Theater
The Mather Senior Living
Three Oaks Senior Living
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