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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.

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