Central Street, Evanston, IL
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Central Street Neighborhood Guide Evanston, IL

About

Central Street is a vibrant neighborhood in Evanston, Illinois, known for its blend of suburban charm and city amenities. Situated north of downtown Evanston, it is easily accessible via the Central Street Metra station and the Edens Expressway. The neighborhood features a rich tapestry of local shops, bustling restaurants, and recreational hotspots such as Canal Shores Golf Course and Ryan Field.

What You Will Love about Central Street, Evanston, Illinois

  • The community atmosphere is enriched by the presence of Northwestern University nearby, attracting a diverse mix of students, professionals, and families.
  • Central Street is home to a range of independent businesses, featuring everything from boutique shops to gourmet eateries.
  • The availability of parks and sports facilities, including Canal Shores Golf Course and Ryan Field for football games, offer ample opportunities for leisure and recreation.

What’s Nearby

Central Street neighborhood is a stone's throw away from the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan, offering beautiful lakeside parks and beaches. It is also close to downtown Evanston where cultural attractions like the Evanston History Center and Block Museum of Art are located.

Lifestyle

The lifestyle on Central Street is a blend of laid-back suburban living and energetic city life. It's an inviting neighborhood where residents enjoy local eateries, take part in community events, and benefit from the close proximity to both the tranquility of Lake Michigan and the vivacious culture of downtown Evanston.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 120 restaurants, 25 grocery stores, and 54 parks within a mile of the Central Street neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Whole Foods

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    2748 Green Bay Rd

  • GROCERY
    Jewel-Osco

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    411 Green Bay Rd

  • GROCERY
    The Spice House

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store, Herbs and Spices Store

    0.6 miles

    1941 Central St

  • GROCERY
    French Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    722 Green Bay Rd

  • GROCERY
    Zier's Prime Meats & Poultry

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    1.1 miles

    813 Ridge Rd

  • GROCERY
    Allfresh Food Products

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.1 miles

    2156 Green Bay Rd

Central Street Apartments and Rentals

97 Rental properties in Central Street, Evanston, IL.

  • The Residences of Wilmette property

    $2,458+

    The Residences of Wilmette

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    657–1554 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • Central Station property

    $2,325+

    Central Station

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    590–1485 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • 1575 Oak property

    $1,295+

    1575 Oak

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

  • 1576 Oak property

    $1,395+

    1576 Oak

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    2 Units Available

  • 215 Lawndale Avenue property

    $3,600

    215 Lawndale Avenue

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

    1134 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 1315 Oak J1 property

    $2,395

    1315 Oak J1

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    900 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
15.2%
39.2%
utilities
0.2%
8.9%
food
1.6%
3.4%
transportation
0%
5.8%
healthcare
3.4%
7.3%

Central Street Demographics

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Central Street Reviews

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  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 6 of 6 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 6 of 6 renters

  • Nearby Parks

    Yes

    Say 6 of 6 renters

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes

    Say 6 of 6 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 6 of 6 renters

  • Safe For Families

    Yes

    Say 6 of 6 renters

Central Street Transportation

walk bike and transit

Very Walkable

80/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

88/100
Bike Score®

Some Transit

46/100
4 train stops, 3 other stops

Metra - Evanston Central

Train Stop

1826 Central St

Metra

Train Stop

722 Green Bay Rd

Metra Metropolitan Rail

Other

722 Green Bay Rd

Source: foursquare.com

Central Street Schools

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