Rates Evanston As Among The Top Ten Downtown Areas

“It confirms what we’ve known all along. Evanston is a great town in which to live,” said Margaret Gergen, director of leasing for The Merion. A luxury rental senior living community, The Merion is located in the heart of downtown Evanston. Gergen was referring to a report by, rating Evanston, for the second straight year, as among the top ten small-to-mid-sized downtown areas in the United States. is a leading online resource that identifies characteristics making cities ideal places in which to live, evaluating community amenities, education, transportation, housing, sustainability and more.’s Top Ten Downtowns report considered new development rates and the influx of new people, culture and nightlife, arts, parks, markets, dining venues, around-the-clock feeling of vitality, the city’s Walk Score and more.


“The residents of The Merion love our fabulous location. We offer virtually every amenity and service including live musical entertainment, fine dining, a wellness center, a library, a fitness center and more within our doors. So technically, residents never need to leave. However with hundreds of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, recreation opportunities, Lake Michigan and Northwestern University in such close proximity, the residents love to step out and take advantage of what is so easily within their reach,” said Gergen. “It’s no surprise to us that Evanston is seen as such a desirable place to live. We’re delighted that The Merion makes Evanston the ideal place to retire.”


The Merion is a luxury senior apartment community for active, independent retirees seeking a hassle-free rental home in Evanston. Formerly known as The North Shore Hotel, The Merion has been totally renovated with upscale finishes and amenities.

As read in the Chicago Tribune