When you’re considering moving into or around the Chicago area, you might also consider moving just outside of the city, and into the amazing suburb of Evanston, IL.
Living in Evanston is the best of both worlds in many ways – it has access to all of the perks that come with living in Chicago, but with the more laid-back, suburban feel with the escape from city life that many people look for.
When looking to move to Evanston, however great it may be, it’s still important to determine what the pros and cons of moving to the area are. Let’s explore together!
Located around 13 miles from Chicago, this suburb is never short on things to do. From its plethora of outdoor, cultural, and artistic activities, to its great restaurants and fantastic breweries, you’ll never run out of things to do or try in this area.
Evanston, IL is also home to no less than five beaches, as it is located just off the coast of Lake Michigan (just like Chicago!). With its amazing access to Chicago, great beaches, great food, and rich cultural and artistic scene, there’s a lot to love about Evanston.
Need some other benefits of living in Evanston, IL? We’ve got even more great things the town offers!
Just like with any area, there are some cons to living in Evanston, no matter how great it is! Evanston has a cost of living score of 120/100, which makes it notably more expensive to live in than the national average, and is also more expensive than living in Chicago, which is a pretty affordable area.
Going hand in hand with its higher cost of living, Evanston’s housing costs are also notably high – 45% higher than the national average, in fact. Additionally, because it doesn’t have as many internal public transportation options as Chicago does, its transportation costs are also higher than the national average.
As is the case with listing the drawbacks of living in Chicago or its surrounding areas, one of the biggest drawbacks of living in Evanston is its brutal winter weather. Ice cold Evanston winners are not for the meek – this area gets very cold and receives a large amount of snowfall every year. However, for some, that could be a noted perk!
When looking to move to Evanston, IL, it’s important to do your research to find out if the suburb is right for you – and we have a feeling it is! It’s hard to find some real downsides of living in Evanston, IL, because the area really is so lovely. If you’re looking to relocate to the area, look no further than Chicago Movers for all of your moving needs.
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