The financial magazine Forbes has picked Evanston as one of its three favorite suburbs in the Chicago area.

And, consider company we keep in the rag that used to promote itself as “the capitalist tool”!

In its survey of 15 major metros, the only other Chicago suburbs Forbes mentions are Kenilworth and Winnetka.

What does Forbes like about us? “Evanston is known for its tree-lined streets, Victorian architecture, complex building codes and Northwestern University.”

And we’re mentioned in the same breath as Cambridge, Mass., as examples of college towns that are “places where you’ll find high-quality restaurants, parks and entertainment, with local residents flocking to lecture series, art galleries and music venues.”

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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