The City of Evanston is ideally located on the shores of Lake Michigan bordering Chicago's North side. You can find Victorian homes; Prairies style homes, Colonials, Georgians, Ranch Homes, spacious 6 unit vintage condominiums, and high rise new construction dotting the landscape. Many residents own their own small businesses while others are employed by two of the larger institutions Evanston supports, Northwestern University and North Shore University HealthSystem. The downtown area boasts dozens of restaurants, many boutiques, an eighteen theatre cinema and a couple of larger retail vendors. The shoreline shares public beaches, a boat launch, a dog beach, a bicycle path and a running path. Evanston maintains an excellent public school system from kindergarten through twelve grade and also offers several fine private schools. The Metra and the elevated train both have stops in Evanston to get you south to Chicago or north to Milwaukee. Evanston residents are proud of their diverse population, their historic significance, their lush green parKRGand landscapes and mostly the beautiful homes that reside in this towns stunning natural settings.