Located just north of Chicago, Evanston is diverse in many ways, much to the delight of its visitors and residents. The city of Evanston has always had a lot going for it. It is a college town with beaches, restaurants, shops and theater. It’s easy to get to via the CTA and Metra. Home to Northwestern University, Evanston has a variety of excellent higher educational opportunities, as well as a successful public school system.