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Hey, it's not often we get to see Evanston on here! Nice!

Evanston is lovely. I spent a lot of time there on my first trip to Chicago back in 2002. I think if I ever were to move to Chicago, Evanston would be the place.

Me too, it would be one of the areas I like to live if I ever move back to Chicagoland.

May I ask why Evanston? Does it sort of remind you of your home of Pasadena, CA? For me thats exactly what it reminded me of the first time I stepped foot in this city.
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May I ask why Evanston? Does it sort of remind you of your home of Pasadena, CA? For me thats exactly what it reminded me of the first time I stepped foot in this city.
Yes, that's exactly why. It's beautiful, peaceful, and away from the city but very much connected to it at the same time.

As a matter of fact, my former piano teacher, who previously lived in Evanston, said she settled in Pasadena because it reminded her of Evanston.
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Nice area. Definately how a suburb should be!! Thanks for the pics!!
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Your pictures are beautiful. Great eye for the eye candy too . It is nice to see some of the other urban centers around Chicago. Thanks for sharing!
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one thing i forgot to point out is how much i love these funky 70s street lights in the main street retail corridor. i remember them being in the downtown area as well when i was a kid, but they must have been replaced by more conventional standards sometime in the 90s. it's a shame because i really dig the ones depicted above, they're kinda silly and ugly and over-scaled for the neighborhood, but at least they have some style.
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Nicely done. This shows off the Evanston vibe well. Aside from some uggo 1960's concrete invaders, N'western has a heck of a campus.
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Wow great shots! Evanston looks good and you certainly have a good eye! Thanks for sharing!
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Very nice pics, including the men with their shirts off (thanks, I do go that way).
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Wonderful thread and looks like a nice area. Never been this far away from the CBD but need to get out there. Love the water shots!
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This area always reminds me of John Hughes movies from the 1980s like Ferris Bueller's Day Off ,Home Alone and those Molly Ringwald flicks that were set in towns north of Chicago. Thanks for the tour, and the reminder of those movies.
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Great shots! Evanston has a lot of amenities to work with -- lakefront, Northwestern U, transit connections to Chicago -- and it looks like Evanston has made the most of those features.
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You really captured the Evanston feel!
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Nice work, OhioGuy! (the eye candy didn't hurt, either!) Evanston is looking very smart these days...its come a long way in the 10 years since I left Chicago.
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Evanston looks great. Oh and some nice guys too.
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hmm, never seen Evanston before. It's a great looking city. Nice scenery, too.
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I've always considered Evanston to essentially be just another city neighborhood. Great shots.
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Nice photo thread OhioGuy
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My mom graduated from Evanston Township High School, so I feel a special connection to the city. Great job of capturing the life and beauty!
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This area always reminds me of John Hughes movies from the 1980s like Ferris Bueller's Day Off ,Home Alone and those Molly Ringwald flicks that were set in towns north of Chicago. Thanks for the tour, and the reminder of those movies.
My thoughts exactly. I was in Chicago twice and its a beautiful city. My second time there I hoped to get to Evanston for the above reason...mainly for John Candy's "Uncle Buck". I wanted to get pictures of the schools in the movie and of course the White house on 2602 Lincoln Street. The movie ends with Candy waving in front of that house.
Unfortunately I didn't get up there
When my nieces were kids, they knew that movie line for line and often played out scenes from it.
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Nice photos! If I manage to travel to Chicago next year I will visit Evanston as well.
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