downtown-2008-wikimedia

Another website thinks Evanston is pretty great. The city ranks 20th in Livability.com’s 2018 listing of the 100 best places to live.

The publication claims to have reviewed more than 2,100 cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000 in coming up with the list.

It describes Evanston as having a “thriving downtown district highlighted by three shopping areas, 90 restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, several nightspots and 300 businesses.”

It also says, “The community ranks high in sustainability, with cooperative efforts by individuals, businesses and the local government.”

The top ratings in the list are filled with college towns. Ann Arbor, Michigan; Manhattan, Kansas; Corvallis, Oregon; Iowa City, Iowa, and Charlottesville, Virginia, hold the top five spots.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

Leave a comment
The goal of our comment policy is to make the comments section a vibrant yet civil space. Treat each other with respect — even the people you disagree with. Whenever possible, provide links to credible documentary evidence to back up your factual claims.

Your email address will not be published.