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Living in Evanston, Illinois:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Evanston, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Evanston what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Evanston is a suburb located directly north of Chicago. It is mostly known for Northwestern University, which is one of the top rated universities in the United States. Evanston offers a wide variety of activities such as shopping, museums, and several beaches, and has an excellent combination of urban and suburban surroundings.

If one moves to Evanston, Illinois, or to the greater Chicago area, our weather is surprisingly bearable. I have spent four winters in New England, and have found the difference in average winter temperatures to be negligible—the same coat, scarf, and hat that I wear in Connecticut in January is perfectly suitable in Chicago at the same time of year. The colloquial nickname, “The Windy City,” refers to the city’s political history, as opposed to the literal weather. The stereotypes surrounding Chicago weather are inaccurate, and should not scare any potential newcomer away.

Chicago is a great place, but it all depends on which area you live. For example, the South Side is more dangerous than upper side of Chicago. Evanston, where I live, is in the upper side and it it a popular tourist attraction. Downtown Evanston has all kinds of food, such as sushi, burritos, steak, sandwiches, and tacos.

Ashley, says: 2020

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