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The Merion

1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

WHERE ALL DOORS OPEN TO THE HEART OF THE CITYDiscover 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...

Avidor Evanston, 55+ Active Adult Apartment Homes

1727 Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

(2 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Embark on your next adventure in Evanston, a growing and exciting community only 12 miles outside of Chicago. This premier 55+ active adult community features extensive amenities, designer finishes and daily events & activities. From the pool with sun deck, the fitness club to stainless steel...

The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place

3131 Simpson St, Evanston, IL 60201

(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Highlands Assisted Living at Westminster Place is a community situated within a beautiful 40-acre campus. As a part of Presbyterian Homes' continuum of care, this assisted living community in Evanston offers levels of personalized care based on an individual’s needs. Residents of assisted...

Museum Residences on Oak NOW OPEN

1555 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

(0 review)

1 Bed

Welcome to the Museum Residences on Oak, a signature senior living community located in the heart of Evanston, Illinois. The Museum Residences on Oak prides itself on individualized programming tailored to each resident allowing empowerment through independence. Discover the Museum Residences on...

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Westminster Place Independent Living

3200 Grant Street, Evanston, IL 60201

(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Located minutes from downtown Evanston, IL., and Northwestern University, Westminster Place is renowned not only for the beauty and livability of the campus, but also for our exceptional continuum of care. You’ll find a wide selection of inviting residences, an extraordinary array of programs and...

Trulee Evanston (Opening Fall 2021)

1815 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

When you find a community that delivers all that matters most to you with sophistication, excellence and flair; you want to make it your own. Trulee Evanston offers a fresh, contemporary senior living experience with the highest caliber of Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care....

Ten Twenty Grove

1020 Grove St, Evanston, IL 60201

(5 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Ten Twenty Grove is an independent living community that is located in Evanston, Illinois which is a part of Cook County. The one and two bedroom apartments are designed for an easy living lifestyle. The proximity to downtown Evanston gives you easy access to restaurants, shopping and medical...

Clarendale of Algonquin

2001 W Algonquin Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102

(154 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Clarendale of Algonquin, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Free resident parking available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of specialized care,...

The Oaks at Bartlett

825 Carillon Dr, Bartlett, IL 60103

(156 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Imagine a warm and friendly community with a small-town feel, where making friends is easy, and people care about and help each other. This is Clare Oaks and Assisi Healthcare, a Continuing Care Life Plan Retirement Community. Located in Bartlett, Illinois on 41 acres of wetlands and rolling...

Senior Star at Weber Place

605 South Edward Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446

(116 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Senior Star at Weber Place! Weber Place is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Romeoville, Illinois. Inside Weber Place, residents gather for fellowship and fun in our multiple activity venues, private dining rooms, billiards and shuffleboard areas,...

Concord Place

401 W Lake St, Northlake, IL 60164

(117 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT CONCORD PLACE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY We are so much more than a senior community. Concord Place Retirement Community is home. For over 25 years we have prided ourselves in creating a culture and atmosphere of comfort and love. To that end, we have focused our efforts...

Brookdale Vernon Hills

145 North Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

(100 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Resort-Style Senior Living at Its FinestYou have options for senior living in the Chicago area. But none of them look like this. We provide a resort-like environment for independent senior living and assisted living. We are known for our indoor rainforest—at more than a football field long and...

Sunrise at Fountain Square

2210 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148

(85 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

Sunrise Senior Living introduces Fountain Square, a beautiful environment designed to fit your and tomorrow! Located in Lombard, Illinois, about 20 miles west of downtown Chicago and offers assisted living, independent living, and 2 levels of memory care - Reminiscence and...

Waterford Estates Senior Living

17400 Kedzie Rd., Hazel Crest, IL 60429

(87 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The essence of Waterford Estates is best described in three words: understanding, care, and community. Waterford Estates is located near I57 & I80, on 12 beautiful acres with private walking paths, two ponds and scenic views. Our campus offers those age 62+ independence, privacy, security,...

Brookdale Lake View

3121 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657

(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Healthier Life, Healthier YouHave you been on the hunt for an exceptional senior living experience that gives you the quality care you want without sacrificing the independence and freedom you crave? If so, look no further. Our independent and assisted living community is located within walking...

Clarendale of Mokena

21536 South Wolf Road, Mokena, IL 60448

(85 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Clarendale of Mokena is the only senior living community in The Village of Mokena, Ill. It is also the newest such community in the greater market area to offer three integrated lifestyle options under one roof - residential living, assisted living and memory care. Clarendale of Mokena creates an...

Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

300 West 22nd St., Lombard, IL 60148

(83 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The new Lombard Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lombard, IL is the perfect alternative for seniors who value their independence but still need some help from time to time. Carefully designed and professionally managed, Lombard Place features beautiful apartments in a home-like setting....

StoryPoint Naperville

504 N River Rd, Naperville, IL 60563

(80 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to StoryPoint Naperville! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our various senior living options include independent living, enhanced living, assisted living, memory care, and respite...

Brookdale Des Plaines

800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

It’s good to be home.Our community just outside of Chicago gives you the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. With several floor plans to chose from, including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options, you’ll be able...

Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, IL 60106

(81 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Bridgeway of Bensenville features independent living homes and apartments offering a worry-free lifestyle. Additionally, Bridgeway of Bensenville offers various levels of assisted living and memory care to those that require more help with daily activities.Lifestyle Amenities:Choice of large...

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Cost of independent living in Evanston, IL

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,250
  • $2,915
  • $3,011
    Evanston, IL
  • $1,825
    La Grange, IL
  • $3,300
    Genoa City, IL
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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Learn More About Independent Living in Evanston, IL


Evanston is a college town just outside of Chicago on the north shore of Lake Michigan. Home to Northwestern University, the city is known for its architecture and its gorgeous lakefront views.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Evanston, Illinois are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Evanston retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Evanston, IL

The median monthly cost of independent living in Evanston is about $3,400 in the city proper and $2,200 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Illinois is around $2,300.


Learn More About Evanston, IL


Cost of Living


The cost of living in Evanston is rated slightly lower than the national average in most categories. The city enjoys a relatively average cost for essentials like food and health care.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is two times greater than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half the average.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
98 96 101 97 94 98


Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$95,703 per year $67,444 per year $75,925 per year $49,109 per year $44,707 per year $8,114 per year $1,055 per month



Local Hospitals


The top hospitals that service Evanston, IL include:

Evanston Hospital

  • Facility type: comprehensive acute care facility
  • Bed count: 750+
  • Specialties: palliative care, primary stroke center, Level I trauma center, high-risk obstetrics

Presence Saint Francis Hospital

  • Facility type: short-term acute care facility
  • Bed count: 180+
  • Specialties: primary stroke center, women’s health

Swedish Covenant Hospital

  • Facility type: comprehensive acute care facility
  • Bed count: 300+
  • Specialties: primary care, emergency room services



Weather and Climate


Evanston’s climate is classified as hot summer continental, which means the city experiences four distinct seasons with widely varying temperatures. The summers in the city tend to be hot and muggy while the winters are usually cold and snowy. The average humidity level is 69%, and humidity levels are often highest during December at about 76%


Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
22°F 30.2°F 13.7°F


July Average July Maximum July Minimum
72.9°F 83.2°F 62.5°F


Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 102

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.


  • Average Annual Precipitation: 36.8”



Demographics and Values


Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
35.8 14.7% 77,618 9,977.6 per square mile 2.27


Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.1% 9.3% 16.6% 11.8% <0.1% 3.8% 59.4%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.


LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Chicago: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100


2016 Presidential Election

Democratic Republican Other
74.4% 21.4% 4.2%



Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation


Evanston is a charming university town located just outside of Chicago on the north shore of Lake Michigan. The city has a long history of social activism, and many of the city’s residents consider themselves liberal. Evanston is also home to Northwestern University, which is one of the premiere research universities in the world.

Northwestern hosts a number of art and cultural events both on campus and throughout the city. The university is also in charge of operating the Block Museum of Art. Other popular museums in the city include the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, the Halim Time & Glass Museum, and the American Toby Jug Museum. Those interested in learning more about the area’s local history can take tours of the Charles Gates Dawes House and the Frances Willard House Museum. Both properties offer extensive historical tours and classes that illustrate Evanston’s history and architecture.

Evanston also has a number of great parks and public beaches that dot the shore of Lake Michigan. Lee Street Beach, Montrose Beach, and Clark Street Beach are all popular locations for taking in the warm summer sun. The Evanston Ecology Center and Ladd Arboretum are also great places to enjoy nature and learn more about Lake Michigan’s biodiversity.



Public transportation in Evanston is provided by three different transit agencies. Metra provides commuter rail services to the greater Chicago area on the Union Pacific North Line. The Chicago Transit Authority provides bus service to Chicago proper, while Pace provides service to the surrounding suburbs.

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