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Lakeside view of Evanston, IL

Your Link
to the Best
of Evanston

An unbeatable downtown location at the edge of Northwestern University and just one block from the Foster Purple Line stop, connecting you to all of Evanston's endless dining and entertainment options.

The Link Evanston is walkable to Northwestern University and Downtown Evanston
5 minute walk to Northwestern Campus

Walk, Bike, Run, or Ride

Grab your bike from our Bike Room and head out on the town. You'll be living directly in the center of all the Evanston action.

Get to work, get to class, get to your evening plans with friends. Here, it's all just 5-10 minutes from your front door.

Tour the Neighborhood

Early-riser or a night owl? Type A or Type B? Chicago-style or New York? No matter your personality, this city has the perfect spot for you.

Pancakes from Le Peep

7 min • Walking

Le Peep

Casual breakfast & lunch spot serving up straightforward food & coffee.

Fresh breakfast dishes from Ovo Fritto Cafe

3 min • Walking

Ovo Frito Cafe

Delightful breakfast, lunch, and brunch restaurant with a friendly atmosphere.

People shopping at Evanston Farmer's Market

5 min • Walking

Evanston Farmer’s Market

Shop and eat fresh, locally-grown foods directly from local farmers.

Sun bathing and swimming at Clark Street Beack

4 min • Biking

Clark Street Beach

Local beach, open to the public, and easily accessible to residents.

Bustling Sherman Plaza Mall

8 min • Walking

Sherman Plaza Mall

Shopping mall featuring a variety of shops, eateries, and conveniences.

Architectural angle of Block Museum of Art

5 min • Biking

Block Museum of Art

Free public art museum with dynamic, imaginative, and innovative showings.

Pizza from Cantuccio's

4 min • Walking


Featuring a chef-driven menu of hand tossed New York style pizzas.

Aerial image of Ryan Field

9 min • Biking

Ryan Field

Indoor arena and home field of the Northwestern Wildcats.

People entering a show at SPACE

5 min • Biking


A small concert hall and venue for music performance and live recording.

Northewestern game at Welsh Ryan Arena

10 min • Biking

Welsh Ryan Arena

A 7,039-seat multi-purpose arena, home to basketball, volleyball, and wrestling.

Exterior of the entrance to Elephant and Wine

7 min • Walking

Elephant + Vine

Locally-owned, vegan restaurant serving up delicious plant-based meals.

Lakeside view of Centennial Park

4 min • Biking

Centennial Park

Tree-lined park including a beach with volleyball courts & tranquil paths.

Evanston Map

From the stunning beauty of Lake Michigan to the abundant nightlife and five-star dining just beyond your doorstep, The Link Evanston connects you to the good life in Evanston.

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