Early Evanston grew up around Northwestern University in the 1850's. Some homes date from the late 1800's and throughout the years as the population grew so did the homes will find many styles of homes from Bungalows, Colonials, Georgian, Victorian, Queen Ann and Modern . Built with Wood, Brick, Glass and Steel. Whatever your life style is today you can find a single family home, apartment buildings, town house and vintage and high rise condos. The downtown area of Evanston in the last ten years now has over 1,000 condominiums with breathtaking views. The town has more than 200 restaurants, movie theaters and live stage and music performances. Evanston rivals Chicago as to culture with the lake at your door step it is a fun and exciting place to come home.