“Home of the Wildcats”
Getting to and around Evanston is easy with a multitude of public and private transportation options. Evanston or “Heavenston” is on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan and a short trip by car or transit from the City of Chicago. Home to the Northwestern University Wildcats, Evanston has a variety of excellent higher educational opportunities, as well as a successful public school system. Northwestern is known for its highly ranked Kellogg School of Management, Pritzker School of Law, Feinberg School of Medicine, Bienen School of Music, and Medill School of Journalism. Explore the Northwestern University campus, downtown Evanston, unique commercial districts and neighborhoods, delicious and exciting culinary options, museums, a distillery, a lighthouse, and more great attractions in one of Chicago’s most easily accessible suburbs. Once the home of one of the first Marshall Field’s and Sears stores in suburbia, Evanston remains an important shopping destination for the north suburbs and North Side of Chicago, with numerous commercial centers throughout the city. Downtown, Central Street, Dempster Street, Main Street, Howard Street, and Chicago Avenue are a few of this city’s many shopping districts. Evanston’s variety of housing and commercial districts, combined with easy access to Chicago, make it a popular filming location. Evanston as of December 2008 is listed as a filming location for 65 different films, notably those of John Hughes.