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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.


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. And a plan for in-home care is there when you need it, with longer-term, more specialized options available at Symphony of Evanston for a discounted rate.


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

Explore a retirement lifestyle anchored in the heart of downtown Evanston, IL.

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Evanston Encore Chorale

12/13/17 - 12:00 pm

1611 Chicago Avenue

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The Merion

The Thirst for Learning Never Stops for Group of Senior Living Residents at The Merion

09/15/17

Every month you can find residents Jackie Mattfield and Robin Tucker holding […]

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The Piven Theatre Takes Its Show to The Merion

06/29/17

The Merion resident Norma Czajkowski wasn’t shy when she was asked to […]

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