Evanston ranked high for the rich and single

Money Magazine puts Evanston in 11th place among the 25 best places in the country to live if you’re rich and single.

It touted the “little shops” downtown and on Dempster Street, continuing education courses at Northwestern University, and the “quiet beauty” of the lakefront as reasons to live here.

The article noted that singles represent some 38.6 percent of Evanston’s population.

Oak Park was the only other community in the Midwest among the top 11. The magazine advised singles to come there for the arts and stay for the architecture. It ranked No. 9.

The city ranked by the magazine as No. 1 was Newton, Mass.

Other cities that ranked higher than Evanston included Hoboken, N.J.; Brookline, Mass.; Arlington, Va.; Redondo Beach, Calif.; Irvine, Calif.; Sandy Springs, Ga.; Towson, Md.; and Mountain View, Calif.


Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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