April 21, 2011
Considered one of the best-kept secrets in the Chicago area, the city of Evanston attracts individuals looking for culture, elegance, and opportunity. Within Evanston, residents can find conveniently located shops, restaurants offering an array of foods, and a beautiful contrast of formative and 19th-century architecture. Evanston owes much of its growth to the Chicago & Milwaukee Railroad, which began making regular stops to Evanston in 1855. A short time later, the suburb underwent rapid growth when it became one of Chicago’s first streetcar regions.
Today, the accessibility of multiple transportation systems continues to make trips between Evanston and downtown Chicago convenient and easy. An important shopping stop for Chicago’s North Side and suburbs, Evanston boasts approximately 300 businesses in the downtown area alone. Other popular destinations include Central Street, which houses numerous specialty stores and restaurants; Main Street Station, a three-block hub of shops that includes the Evanston Public Library and luxury neighborhoods; Chicago Avenue; and Northwestern University. Residences in Evanston are as affordable as they are close to Chicago’s many career and leisure-time opportunities.
The Apartment People, one of the area’s best-known leasing and sales businesses, offers studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments starting at less than $800.