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Independent Senior Living in Evanston, Illinois

Where Active Seniors Thrive in the Heart of the City

Discover an independent senior living lifestyle located in 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. Now you can retire the way you’ve always wanted – in comfort and style, with a renewed sense of freedom and purpose.


Urban Exploration

Are you drawn to Evanston’s diverse mix of cultural attractions and social and educational opportunities? You’re not alone. Academics, lifelong learners and intellectual adventurers – all find their places in our retirement community. Like you, they’d rather live in the city than anywhere else. Learn more about our rich history and our building’s deep-seated roots in the city of Evanston – where all doors open to the heart of the city.


Convenience at Your Fingertips

Exceptional dining and a satisfying array of services and amenities are covered by a modest one-time community fee and all-inclusive monthly rental fees, now offered through multiple contract types. And with MerionCares, our on-site comprehensive health care services program, we’ll help you stay active and healthy in mind, body and spirit.


Simple And Stylish Floor Plans

Discover Evanston senior living that’s authentic and comfortable. Rent one- or two-bedroom senior apartments in independent living that come furnished or unfurnished – the choice is yours. Flexible rental agreements keep you in control of your lifestyle and your finances. Your new home will perfectly accommodate your happy, independent lifestyle. 


A Celebration of Inclusivity

Our community welcomes and embraces diverse 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.

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A Care You Can Trust

At The Merion, senior care exceeds expectations. MerionCares is a personalized health services program that provides every service you’ll need to age gracefully. With trusted providers and a care coordination team to assist you, you’ll be able to nurture your health while remaining engaged in the happenings at the community.


Dive Deeper

You’ve reviewed the basics. Now it’s time to immerse yourself in more of The Merion. Get every detail about our history and location, services and amenities, and MerionCares program when you click on the photos below.

Coffee Talk & ToursEvery Thursday at 9 a.m.

Be our guest for gourmet coffee, pastries, and a tour of our community. We’ll show you remodeled two-bedroom, two-bath apartments, and you’ll get a sample of the good life Merion residents enjoy every day.

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