Home of the prestigious Northwestern University, Evanston offers more than the eclectic residents and community arts of a college town. The coastline is filled with publically accessible, sandy beaches and offer some of the best views of Chicago. This North Shore community is a quick commute via car, CTA or Metra into downtown Chicago. For the healthiest option, bike the Lakeshore Trail. You'll be in good company with your neighbors as Evanston is known for a commitment to sustainability.