Explore each of the Unique Neighborhoods Evanston has to offer!
Downtown Evanston is a dynamic city center that is home to over 100 dining options for every palate and budget. Here you will discover a mix of local boutiques and big name brands that make an ideal shopper’s paradise.
Anchored by two CTA purple line stops and the Main Street METRA station, you don't need a car to experience a variety of unique independent shops and restaurants. Visit the Main-Dempster Mile Special Service Area online.
Central Street has its own “village” feel and is host to a wide selection of small locally owned shops, as well as Northwestern University's Ryan Field and Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Surrounded by single-family homes, the neighborhood is home to the Noyes Cultural Arts Center and a mix of shops and restaurants serving neighborhood residents as well as Northwestern students, faculty and staff.
Anchored on the east by the Howard Street CTA station and stretching west to Ridge Avenue, the Howard Street commercial corridor forms Evanston's southern border with the City of Chicago, and contains an eclectic mix of celebrated local businesses.
This area has historically been home to Evanston's industrial and manufacturing businesses. Today, the neighborhood includes IRMCO, Temperance Brewing Company, Ward Manufacturing, and other manufacturing companies.
The area around Church Street and Dodge Avenue features a variety of shops and neighborhood services that thrive off the neighborhood's close proximity to the students and families at Evanston Township High School. Visit the Central Evanston Business Association online.
Evanston's West Village includes a collection of businesses focused on recreation, wellness, and the arts. The recently renovated Evanston Plaza shopping center includes the Valli Produce grocery store, as well as Dance Center Evanston.
The three shopping centers of Southwest Evanston feature convenient parking and national brands including Target, Best Buy, PetSmart, Sam's Club, Aldi, Marshall's, and Home Depot.