The Best of Two Worlds

Most Kellogg students live in Evanston, the first of Chicago’s North Shore neighbors stretching along four miles of beautiful Lake Michigan. A truly urban suburb, Evanston is a thriving community of shops, restaurants, movie theaters, art galleries, residential neighborhoods, parks, business districts, beaches and recreational facilities. Just a short train ride away, Chicago is a global hub of culture, sports and diversity.

Getting Around

The metropolitan area’s public transit system is comprehensive and far-reaching. In Evanston, bus lines stop within four blocks of nearly every residence, while the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) train system and Metra’s Union Pacific North Line serve both Chicago and Evanston.

Things to do in Evanston

Evanston is the first suburb north of Chicago and offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and Downtown Chicago. The city is home to nearly 90 cafes and restaurants, 75 parks, six museums, five beaches (and one dog beach), two libraries and much, much more. Evanston is also the second city in the nation to be awarded a 4-Star community rating for national excellence in sustainability.

Things to do in Chicago

From arts and entertainment to dining, shopping and sports, Chicago offers something for every taste.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum and Museum of Science and Industry are renowned for their world-class collections. Chicago is also world-famous for its music scene, which includes everything from blues clubs and jazz to opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The birthplace of the skyscraper, the city is home to dozens of architectural landmarks including the Willis Tower, John Hancock Building and Navy Pier.


Chicago is a hub for professional sports activity. The city is home to:
  • Chicago Bulls (National Basketball Association)
  • Chicago Bears (National Football League)
  • Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox (Major League Baseball)
  • Chicago Blackhawks (National Hockey League)
  • Chicago Fire (Major League Soccer)
  • Chicago Sky (Women’s National Basketball Association)
You can also get into the action yourself: Enjoy swimming, running, biking, volleyball, tennis or playing practically any sport in the many parks and beaches along Lake Michigan.

Well known for its world-class shopping, Chicago is a destination for coupon clippers and luxury shoppers alike. Visit the famous Magnificent Mile along beautiful Michigan Avenue, find unique jewelery in Jeweler's Row, or find uncommon finds in Chicago's neighborhoods like Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Old Town, and more.