West End & West Village

West End

Conveniently located one mile west of Downtown Evanston and three miles east of the the Edens Expressway (Interstate 94) is Evanston’s West End, West Village and Evanston Plaza.

The West End was once home to steel mills, brick yards, and major railroads, however today the area is completely modern housing small to mid-size commercial enterprises, modern manufacturing and technology companies.

The West Village area located a few blocks to the east is distinctly different, independent and artistic. Florence Avenue is home to a small strip of storefronts that local historians say were once owned by butchers, bakers, and other storekeepers.   Also located in this area is the Heartwood Center for Body Mind and Spirit which is a unique holistic health services center committed to providing excellence in care.

Located at the southwest corner of Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue is the Evanston Plaza shopping center. Anchored by Dominick’s the plaza is home to Dance Center Evanston in addition to a variety of shops and restaurants.

 For more information please visit the Evanston West Village Business Association.


West End & West Village



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Evanston’s West End Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2014

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Congratulations Nature’s Perspective!

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Shop (and sell at) the Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Bazaar December 8th!

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