The Merion

1611 Chicago Avenue Evanston IL 60201

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WHERE ALL DOORS OPEN TO THE HEART OF THE CITY
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.


URBAN EXPLORERS
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.


SIMPLICITY AND STYLE
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.


CELEBRATE CAMARADERIE
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

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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

4.4 of 5 Average rating
15 Reviews
Reviews gathered from across the web
(6) A Place For Mom
(9) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • Recent Move to the Merion

    My mom recently moved into the Merion from her condo in nearby downtown Evanston. As we were going through the evaluation and visiting process, we found the Merion team to be personally engaging, empathetic, and prepared to answer all of our questions. Jayne and Maria made us feel welcome from the very beginning. The Merion's moving team was efficient and easy to work with. By choosing the Merion, my mother is able to maintain her relationships with her friends in the area and her interaction with the community as downtown Evanston is right outside the door. The Merions's activities and amenities are excellent and the food nutritious and good tasting. This type of transition is innately stressful, but we now have greater peace of mind at the Merion.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Recent Move to the Merion

    My mom recently moved into the Merion from her condo in nearby downtown Evanston. As we were going through the evaluation and visiting process, we found the Merion team to be personally engaging, empathetic, and prepared to answer all of our questions. Jayne and Maria made us feel welcome from the very beginning. The Merion's moving team was efficient and easy to work with. By choosing the Merion, my mother is able to maintain her relationships with her friends in the area and her interaction with the community as downtown Evanston is right outside the door. The Merions's activities and amenities are excellent and the food nutritious and good tasting. This type of transition is innately stressful, but we now have greater peace of mind at 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 left a bad after taste. It started out typically enough. Upon calling in, I was connected with their marketing guy, [Removed]. Initially, he seemed eager to help (without being too cynical, I assume partly because he is on commission). In the first phone conversation, he provided some introductory remarks, gave his marketing spiel, described the facility, the services offered, etc., etc. And as would be expected, after the initial conversation and reviewing the information he gave, questions popped up which I proceeded to ask via email. We traded emails a couple of times including discussing a possible visit, and then, incommunicado - no response. I followed up with phone calls and left messages. Still no response. Given that jobs of this ilk have high turnover rates, I thought it's possible that he may have left for greener pastures. So, I called and asked to speak with the general manager. I was connected to one "[Removed]" (if memory serves) and left a voice mail. That was about 1 1/2 weeks ago. To this date, have not heard back. If this is the way they treat potential customers, I wonder how they would treat them once they become customers?

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    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 left a bad after taste. It started out typically enough. Upon calling in, I was connected with their marketing guy, [Removed]. Initially, he seemed eager to help (without being too cynical, I assume partly because he is on commission). In the first phone conversation, he provided some introductory remarks, gave his marketing spiel, described the facility, the services offered, etc., etc. And as would be expected, after the initial conversation and reviewing the information he gave, questions popped up which I proceeded to ask via email. We traded emails a couple of times including discussing a possible visit, and then, incommunicado - no response. I followed up with phone calls and left messages. Still no response. Given that jobs of this ilk have high turnover rates, I thought it's possible that he may have left for greener pastures. So, I called and asked to speak with the general manager. I was connected to one "[Removed]" (if memory serves) and left a voice mail. That was about 1 1/2 weeks ago. To this date, have not heard back. If this is the way they treat potential customers, I wonder how they would treat them once they become customers?

  • Glad we found it

    Very well run and well built facility. Food is excellent and fairly priced. Facilities are clean and very well maintained. Suites are like a luxury-near hotel. Staff is attentive and friendly and well dressed. Location is outstanding with downtown Evanston right out the front door. Not everyone can afford it - but it is very reasonably priced for what you get. Only downside is the limit on ability to escalate care to/thru end of life.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Glad we found it

    Very well run and well built facility. Food is excellent and fairly priced. Facilities are clean and very well maintained. Suites are like a luxury-near hotel. Staff is attentive and friendly and well dressed. Location is outstanding with downtown Evanston right out the front door. Not everyone can afford it - but it is very reasonably priced for what you get. Only downside is the limit on ability to escalate care to/thru end of life.

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Community Details at The Merion

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    • The Merion Amenities

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

    Senior Housing Types Provided at The Merion

      There are no reviews written for this community

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