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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Evanston

Lots of locally owned businesses, near the lake, great restaurants who know your name and really care about the community

I love the variety and unique small businesses, all within walking. I love people who are friendly and courteous when walking along the lake. I love the besutiful gsrdens and ysrfs thst neigjbors take so much care to create and tend.

I like the green spaces and the people. It's a wonderful place to run, walk, and bike and there are tons of animals and children.

It is a totally ethnic, diverse community different ages. We have a people who have babies here we have single adults we have older adults we have seniors, I mean there's a whole group of people and businesses to support them within the immediate area that makes this particular area called Oakland Park city are very nice and it's affordable.

There are pretty old houses and tree lined street. We are near a small shopping area and there are good parks. I can get to the expressway, shopping, etc very easily.

Everyone one enjoys the restaurants around and you get to know everyone there and it's more like a big family then a neighborhood

Who Lives Here

Evanston Demographics

Education

High School

20%

Associate's

16%

Bachelor's

31%

Master's

25%

Doctorate

8%

Family Size

2 people

43%

3 people

23%

4 people

22%

5 people

9%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

34%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

15%

150-200k

8%

200k+

19%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

14%

20-45

35%

45-65

24%

65+

16%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Evanston?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
May '24$1370$2644$2447$3097
Apr '24$1360$2619$2447$2847
Mar '24$1325$2628$2447$2895
Feb '24$1395$2022$2447$2895
Jan '24$1440$2389$2395$2895
Dec '23$1415$2728$2364$2790
Nov '23$1390$2728$2332$2790
Oct '23$1207$1715$2300$2420
Sep '23$1207$1500$1745$2420
Aug '23$1395$1595$1745$2420
Jul '23$1375$1695$1770$2420
Jun '23$1295$1652$1995$2790
May '23$1295$2220$1930$2790

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Evanston

Evanston Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

24%

15-30 Mins

26%

30-40 Mins

15%

40-60 Mins

21%

60+ Mins

14%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8282

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 22 of 38 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 32 of 38 renters

Percentage: 8989

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 28 of 38 renters

Percentage: 5656

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 30 of 38 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 19 of 38 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Evanston

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Evanston gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 8% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 89% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Evanston.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 41% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Evanston doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Evanston doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 12% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Evanston is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 94% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 16% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Evanston.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 91% more parks than average
  3. 29% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Evanston.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 10% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 11% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Evanston Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 36 of 38 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 36 of 38 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 33 of 38 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 33 of 38 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 32 of 38 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 31 of 38 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 30 of 38 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 29 of 38 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 28 of 38 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 27 of 38 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 27 of 38 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 26 of 38 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 22 of 38 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 20 of 38 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 19 of 38 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 22 of 38 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 26 of 38 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 26 of 38 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 29 of 38 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 32 of 38 renters

Evanston Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Evanston

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Evanston, IL

When you rent an apartment in Evanston, you'll share your new city with Northwestern University, award-winning arts programs, unique and interesting museums, beautiful beaches and more.

If Evanston appeals to you because it's a college town, then renting an apartment near Northwestern University might be your best bet. Whether you're continuing your education or someone in your family is, Northwestern University, Evanston offers exceptional undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. The campus is located on the picturesque, western shore of Lake Michigan, providing great views for walks around campus. Whether you're in school there or not, you can have fun supporting the Northwestern Wildcats who play in the Big Ten Conference.

You'll find many museums near your Evanston apartment. Enjoy a scenic vista atop the Grosse Point Lighthouse, which was built by the U.S. Government to highlight the approach to Chicago to avoid any further shipwrecks. For fine arts, visit the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. For a unique museum experience, explore the Mitchell Museum of American Indian, which focuses solely on the culture, history and arts of the native North American people from the Paleo-Indian period to the present.

To admire local art and perhaps buy something for your new apartment, Evanston hosts two summer arts festivals: the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival and the Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival. If you need more than art for your new Evanston apartment, you can browse for items in neighborhood shops, antique stores, upscale boutiques or large department stores all within the Chicago's North Shore. In October, you can enjoy local visual and performance arts during Arts Week Evanston. Or, if you prefer to admire the art of Mother Nature, take a stroll through the Merrick Rose Garden to admire hundreds of rose bushes of different varieties, as well as the historic Fountain Square Centennial Fountain.

Pack up your sunscreen and summer gear and head to any of Evanston's popular lakefronts and beaches for a day of fun in the sun. You can rent sail boats, go on kayak fishing trips and more. There are five public swimming beaches in Evanston, all of which are open from early June until Labor Day.

Search ApartmentGuide.com to find the perfect apartment in Evanston and start enjoying all the great things this diverse city has to offer.