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Evanston, IL

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One of Chicago’s vintage
inner-ring suburbs has its own distinct vibe. Home to Northwestern University,
Evanston is a midwestern intellectual hub and a regional incubator for
high-tech industries. Besides the gorgeous campus, Evanston is home to four
miles of wide, sandy public beach along Lake Michigan. Along Dempster Street, a
diverse sidewalk café scene has emerged along with small, specialized shops
catering to the community’s young, hip crowd.

See: The Grosse
Point Lighthouse
was once a primary beacon for guiding ships to Chicago.

Taste: Oenophiles will feel at home at the Stained
Glass Bistro
, where veteran Chicago chef and owner Victor Hernandez offers
32 wines by the glass.

Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit

Evanston, IL

One of Chicago’s vintage
inner-ring suburbs has its own distinct vibe. Home to Northwestern University,
Evanston is a midwestern intellectual hub and a regional incubator for
high-tech industries. Besides the gorgeous campus, Evanston is home to four
miles of wide, sandy public beach along Lake Michigan. Along Dempster Street, a
diverse sidewalk café scene has emerged along with small, specialized shops
catering to the community’s young, hip crowd.

See: The Grosse
Point Lighthouse
was once a primary beacon for guiding ships to Chicago.

Taste: Oenophiles will feel at home at the Stained
Glass Bistro
, where veteran Chicago chef and owner Victor Hernandez offers
32 wines by the glass.

Sarah Hadley/Alamy

Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit

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