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Location, location, location

The Mather is considered by many to be in the best location in the entire Chicago area—right in the heart of Evanston’s vibrant North Shore community. In fact, a recent survey of older adults living in and around Evanston ranked location as the most important consideration when choosing to move to The Mather.

Your apartment home at The Mather will have you conveniently near good music and social, cultural, and sports activities available for your enjoyment year-round. Much of it within walking distance! Soon, you’ll find yourself taking advantage of all the unique and varied options you’ll discover just beyond your doorstep.

There’s opportunity afoot

The Mather is truly steps from it all. According to, The Mather is located in a walker’s paradise, reaching a walkability score of 94 out of 100. It’s no wonder residents like to explore the vibrant neighborhood atmosphere. It’s so easy!

Downtown Evanston awaits

  • 35+ restaurants within four square blocks
  • Banks, places of worship, hair salons, bookstores, medical/dental offices, specialty shops, grocery stores, parks, hotels, train stations, coffee shops, and other interesting and eclectic services

Numerous recreational, cultural, and entertainment venues, including:

  • Northwestern University
  • Music Institute of Chicago
  • Evanston Public Library
  • Evanston Art Center
  • Evanston Farmers’ Market
  • Dawes Park
  • Merrick Rose Garden
  • Shakespeare Garden
  • Evanston Historical Society
  • Annual festivals, including Evanston’s World Arts & Music Festival, Custer Street Fair, and Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest
  • Downtown Chicago is a short car or train ride away, with Metra and CTA “L” train stations just three blocks from The Mather
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Guide to The Mather

Discover life at The Mather

with photos, floor plans, and more

Take a detailed tour of The Mather from the comfort of your couch.

  • Get an inside look at our Life Plan Community
  • Review our monthly cost calculator
  • Explore apartment home floor plans

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