The Merion

1611 Chicago Avenue Evanston IL 60201


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Discover an active senior living lifestyle at the heart of bustling, downtown Evanston, IL. Our beautifully restored historic property is minutes from Chicago, a few blocks from the lakeshore and North Shore neighborhoods, and steps away from Northwestern University.

Drawn to Evanston’s diverse mix of cultural, social and educational opportunities? You’re not alone. Academics, lifelong learners and intellectual adventurers — all find their places in our community. Like you, they’d rather live in the city than anywhere else.

Residential life is authentic and comfortable. Rental apartments for independent living come furnished or unfurnished, your choice. Exceptional dining and a satisfying array of services and amenities are covered by an all-inclusive fee, now offered through multiple contract types. And with MerionCares, our comprehensive health services program, we’ll help you stay active and healthy in mind, body and spirit.

Inclusive and welcoming, our community embraces a diversity of backgrounds, opinions and beliefs. As the first senior living community in Illinois to earn a SAGECare credential, we are committed to meeting the needs of all our residents.

Building Features
Extensive 2014 renovation
10+ relaxation areas including library, fitness center, theatre, and more
Multiple dining options designed by our renowned chefs
Pet friendly community
Diverse & robust social activities
Energetic on-site management
Full time on-site nursing staff

Unit Features
Fully furnished, includes flat screen TV
Stainless steel appliances
Natural oak hardwood flooring throughout
Step-in showers with built in seating
Individually controlled a/c
In-unit emergency pull cords
Personal pendant emergency pull cords

What's Included
All utilities
Telephone / satellite cable / internet
Housekeeping services
Responsive maintenance services
LCSW Care Manager
On-Demand Transportation in the local area

We are eager to have you experience the ambiance, elegance, and sophistication which define the Merion - Contact us to take a casual tour of the community today!

Pricing at The Merion

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1 Bedroom
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of The Merion

  • poor customer service

    I was researching independent living facilities for my elderly father. One of them was the [Removed] as it was positively rated on various sites. Unfortunately, my experience was just the opposite. It definitely...

  • The food is the Best!

    I would say my father-in-law is very happy at The Merion he is starting to socialize and likes joining in the activities that they offer to the residents. In fact, he is on an architectural "cruise"...

  • Welcoming staff

    My mother-in-law is a resident here. She loves the food, the building and she's made a few friends. We were there last week, they offer rooms you can rent like a hotel. We got the whole experience.The staff...

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Community Details at The Merion

  • The Merion Amenities

    • Activities Onsite
    • Kosher
    • Swimming Pool / Hot Tub
    • Devotional Services Onsite
    • Outdoor Common Areas
    • Meals Provided
    • Activities Offsite
    • Beautician Onsite
    • Vegetarian
    • Indoor Common Areas
    • Devotional Services Offsite

Senior Housing Types Provided at The Merion

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Nursing Home
  • Care Homes
  • Home Care
  • Senior Apartments