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Upscale Retirement Community Near Chicago's North Shore.

Discover Evanston’s Signature Senior Living

We offer stylish senior living in a vibrant urban setting. Our historic property on the North Shore, long a distinguished Evanston, IL, landmark, has been lovingly restored and expanded with all-new, modern interiors. Outside our door, you’ll find the busy center of an energetic and diverse university town, yet minutes away is downtown Chicago, IL, and all it offers.

Flexible Rental Lifestyle

Comfortable, well-appointed rental residences are designed for independent living, with conscientious staff taking care of home maintenance, housekeeping and laundry. Dining is superb, with a renowned culinary team on board for delectable meals and magical desserts.

Intellectual and Cultural Adventure

The Merion is home to astute, well-read, socially savvy individuals from all walks of life. They’re attracted to the dining, entertainment and cultural offerings of Evanston and nearby Chicago, as well as the continuing education at nearby Northwestern University. If you’re seeking a retirement elevated to a higher level, you’ll fit right in with a stimulating community lifestyle where you can explore new ideas, challenge ways of thinking and develop flourishing friendships.

Stay healthy in mind, body and spirit

Discover a program of services and amenities that supports every dimension of your well-being. Whether through exceptional health care, lifelong learning or opportunities to build community spirit, MerionCares offers countless ways for aging well and wisely. The Merion Wellness Center is available for 24/7 emergency response, as well as routine health services. À la carte assistance-in-living support also offered daily.


The Merion is part of the Horizon Realty Group’s portfolio of residential property. Family owned and operated in the Chicagoland area for over 30 years, Horizon Realty Group represents the pride of ownership, attention to detail and commitment to quality only possible from a local, small business.


A Rich History

From its early days as the North Shore Hotel in 1919, our Tudor-style building has provided an elegant vantage point to the thriving Evanston streets around it. Now, completely and splendidly refurbished, it’s a unique setting for retirement living with urban flair.

Love Evanston, IL? Discover a kind of senior living that only The Merion can offer.