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Old 03-03-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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Hello,

I am considering moving to the Evanston vicinity. I love the fact that the area has a lot more trees than in Chicago.

Are there areas south of Evanston, closer to Chicago, that is just as nice and safe as Evanston (north of Lincoln Park and Lakeview)?

Are the areas North of Evanston even nicer, such as Kenilworth, etc? Which area in the region is the nicest?

Thank you very much.
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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North of Evanston you will have very nice, very expensive suburbs like Wilmette, Kennilworth, Winnetka, Highland Park, etc. All are quite safe until you get into the North Chicago/Waukegan area.

The southern border of Evanston is the Chicago city limits. South of Evanston you've got three Chicago neighborhoods before you hit Lakeview: Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Uptown. All three have some rough patches mixed in with very nice blocks. In terms of crime, Edgewater is safest, followed by Uptown, followed by Rogers Park. If you're unfamiliar with Chicago, Edgewater is your safest bet. Uptown and Rogers Park are NOT among the city's worst neighborhoods by any means, but you can get into trouble if you're not familiar with the locations of rough spots.
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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So Evanston is the first nice area going north past Lakeview? And is Evanston very safe? Any difference within Evanston, which are the nicer and safer parts of Evanston?

What is Highland Park like, does it have more young people? How about the other above nice areas as far as young people is concerned?

Thanks a lot.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:52 PM
 
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So Evanston is the first nice area going north past Lakeview? And is Evanston very safe? Any difference within Evanston, which are the nicer and safer parts of Evanston?

What is Highland Park like, does it have more young people? How about the other above nice areas as far as young people is concerned?

Thanks a lot.
Highland Park is very nice, however, it is no mecca for young people. Same with any of the towns north of Evanston. Most areas of Evanston are safe. Certainly the area east of Chicago Avenue from north to south is safe (if you are interested in being close to the lake).

There are many areas north of Lakeview that are nice and safe. The Chicago city forum would be more helpful in that regard.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:57 PM
 
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...Are there areas south of Evanston, closer to Chicago, that is just as nice and safe as Evanston (north of Lincoln Park and Lakeview)?...
All areas south of Evanston (the communities of Rogers Park,Edgewater, and Uptown) to Lakeview along the lake are in Chicago.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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So Evanston is the first nice area going north past Lakeview?
No, it's not that simple. Uptown, Edgewater, and Rogers Park all have some very nice areas along the lake. But these neighborhoods also have some rough patches (though Edgewater is the most trouble-free of the bunch). You would have to get very specific in the blocks you're asking about to get a clear answer (and the "Chicago" forum could help you there).

Evanston is mostly safe, but there are some spots to the south and west that are quite a bit rougher. This has been covered in other threads--one that even has a map. But the Evanston lakefront is gorgeous with many stately mansions and parks/beaches. Are you going to Northwestern? Why are you asking these questions?
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Winnetka, IL & Rolling Hills, CA
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Southern Evanston, particularly the area along the lakefront, is very wealthy and among the wealthiest areas along the North Shore. It is very safe and is served by two very good elementary schools.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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Thanks a lot.
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