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Senior Living Community in Evanston, Illinois

Where All Doors Open to the Heart of the City

Discover an active senior living lifestyle at the heart of bustling, downtown Evanston, IL. Our beautifully restored historic property is minutes from Chicago, a few blocks from the lakeshore and North Shore neighborhoods, and steps away from Northwestern University. Learn more about our historic building and its roots in the city of Evanston – where all doors open to the heart of the city.

Urban Explorers

Drawn to Evanston’s diverse mix of cultural, social and educational opportunities? You’re not alone. Academics, lifelong learners and intellectual adventurers — all find their places in our community. Like you, they’d rather live in the city than anywhere else.

Simplicity and Style

Residential life is authentic and comfortable. Rental apartments for independent living come furnished or unfurnished, your choice. Exceptional dining and a satisfying array of services and amenities are covered by an all-inclusive fee, now offered through multiple contract types. And with MerionCares, our comprehensive health services program, we’ll help you stay active and healthy in mind, body and spirit.


Inclusive and welcoming, our community embraces a diversity of backgrounds, opinions and beliefs. As the first senior living community in Illinois to earn a SAGECare credential, we are committed to meeting the needs of all our residents.


For a senior lifestyle rich with intellectual stimulation, friendship, culture, and a city at your feet, there’s no place like The Merion.

2021 Best of Senior Living


We are excited to announce that The Merion has been honored as a 2021 Senior Advisor Best of Senior Living award winner by A Place for Mom! This exclusive designation is awarded to the top 2 – 3% of senior living providers nationwide.


Learn more about this distinguished award.