Central Street


Running along the northern end of Evanston, the Central Street corridor offers residents and visitors an ideal mixture of activities, entertainment and services.  So ideal, in fact, that the American Planning Association named Evanston Central Street real estate one of the “10 Great Neighborhoods” in 2013.  For many residents, this was no surprise.

A walk along Central Street takes you past multiple parks offering tennis, basketball, pick-up games of baseball, and ice skating in the winter.  It affords you the opportunity to sample fresh ice cream, organic breakfast items, and handcrafted brews – all made on site.  Local golf enthusiasts will enjoy a round at Canal Shores. And, come Fall and Winter, this neighborhood gives you a casual Big Ten sports experience with Northwestern Football and Basketball games being played east of Green Bay.  With so much going on, you almost forget the access to Evanston’s most northern beach on the shores of Lake Michigan!

The accessibility of Central Street is one of it’s greatest assets.  For commuters to downtown Chicago, Central Street offers an express train that can get you into the loop in 21 minutes.  Want to go to a game at Wrigley?  The CTA’s Purple Line drops off just east of Ryan Field, and runs express between Howard and Belmont.  For everyone else, a 5 minute drive west will get you to Old Orchard and immediate access to I-94, and the east end of Central runs into historic Sheridan Road, whose local course along the lakefront eventually leads you to Lake Shore Drive.  Plus, a casual bike ride into downtown Evanston along any one of the scenic residential streets will take you around 15 minutes – great for Saturday morning rides to the Evanston Farmer’s Market housed behind the Hilton on Maple Street.




Notable Neighbors:
North – Wilmette
South – Downtown Evanston
West – Old Orchard Shopping Mall
East – Lake Michigan

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Public Transportation:

  • Metra: UP North (Central Street)
  • CTA: Purple Line (Central Street)

Main Roadways:

  • I-90/94
  • Sheridan Road/Lake Shore Drive
  • Green Bay Road

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Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith

@properties Real Estate Agent