The Town Of Evanston, Illinois

ChicagoRelo.com is your source for information on Evanston. If your moving to Evanston or just visiting, you will find all kinds of information on real estate, schools, areas, parks, churches, crime, things to do, places to visit, local businesses, dining, and much more!11 miles from the Loop, Evanston is one of the most culturally oriented communities on the North Shore. This diverse community has everything a suburban dweller could want. Its lakeside location, convenient shopping and proximity to Chicago all add to its diverse population.

Evanston has preserved much of its historical charm through such significant buildings as the Gross Point Lighthouse and the Charles Gates Dawes House. The village is home to numerous theater groups, a symphony orchestra, five museums and a number of art galleries and centers.

Growth and urbanization have taken their toll on Evanston’s conservative character, a leftover (some say) of an amendment to Northwestern University charter, passed back in 1853 that prohibited the sale of liquor within four miles of the university. This amendment had a profound and continuing effect on the city, keeping it ‘dry’ until the 1970s. As a result, Evanston was a staunch supporter of the prohibition movement, and in 1874, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was founded here

A further improvement to Evanston is the new Davis Street train station, completed in 1994, which links both Metra and CTA platforms as well as bus services and taxis. Evanston today is a vibrant and diverse community, with many varied activities and cultural interests. It is the city that gave the world Tinkertoys (invented there in 1914), and originated the name for the “ice cream sundae.” The “World’s Largest Garage Sale” takes place here every year, as well as the Fountain Square Arts Festival. With a strong 150-year history, healthy offering of the arts and education, fantastic lakefront, and a thriving business environment, Evanston’s offers everything wanted in a small town, as well as being a hop, skip and jump from downtown Chicago.


School Address Phone Grade
Dawes Elementary School 440 Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202 (847) 492-7951 Elementary Schools
Dewey Elementary School 1551 Wesley Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 492-7857 Elementary Schools
Evanston Public School 910 Forest Ave, Evanston, IL 60202 (847) 492-1870 Elementary Schools
Kingsley School 2300 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 492-5969 Elementary Schools
Lincoln Elementary School 910 Forest Ave, Evanston, IL 60202 (847) 492-7854 Elementary Schools
Lincolnwood Elementary School 2600 Colfax St, Evanston, IL 60201 Elementary Schools
Oakton Elementary School 436 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202 (847) 492-7981 Elementary Schools
Orrington Elementary School 2636 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 492-7986 Elementary Schools
Shore School 2525 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 869-6610 Elementary Schools
Walker Elementary School 3601 Church St, Evanston, IL 60203 (847) 492-7970 Elementary Schools
Washington Elementary School 914 Ashland Ave, Evanston, IL 60202 (847) 492-7974 Elementary Schools
Willard Elementary School 2700 Hurd Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 492-5991 Elementary Schools
Roycemore School 640 Lincoln St, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 866-6055 High Schools
Chute Middle School 1400 Oakton St, Evanston, IL 60202 60202 Middle Schools
Haven Middle School 2417 Prairie Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 492-7886 Middle Schools
Nichols Middle School 800 Greenleaf St, Evanston, IL 60202 (847) 492-7881 Middle Schools

Important Information For Evanston:

Evanston Vehicle Stickers

City of Evanston requires all vehicles registered to an Evanston address to pay an annual wheel tax and properly display a valid City vehicle sticker. Stickers are to be purchased by January 2 for the upcoming year. A penalty of 50% of the fee will be added to all applications received/postmarked after February 15. The fee for Passenger Car is $50.