5.3 out of 10

Chapel St, Evanston

39.1305362189086 -84.4787856759959
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Old and new and upscale too"

Some years ago Chapel St. got divided into three sections during the construction of Martin Luther King Dr. Section one starts at Gilbert Ave. in Walnut Hills and ends in a culdesac at the edge of MLK. Section two (still Walnut Hills) begins on the North side of MLK and ends in a culdesac at Victory Parkway. The third section of Chapel St. is in Evanston between Victory Parkway and Woodburn Ave. It's a prime example of Evanston's rebirth as a multicultural community with pockets of upscale living.

This section of the street is short, but there's still room for a few large, older well kept homes, newish office buildings and new apartments. Desales Flats, on Chapel at the corner of Woodburn is one of the newest multifamily residences in the neighborhood. They claim the distinction of being the city's only LEED certified multi-family building.

On the other side of Chapel you'll find the Residences at DeSales Plaza. The rental agency describes them as "fresh and modern." As they are on the south side of Chapel St. with an entrance on Madison Rd. that places the them in East Walnut Hills. (Walnut Hills? East Walnut Hills? Evanston? The official locations of these few up and coming blocks can get a bit confusing.)

Living on the Evanston section of Chapel St. puts you right next door to several cool eateries at the corner of DeSales Corner: Suzy Wongs, Cafe Moca and Cafe DeSales: https://www.facebook.com/CafeDeSales. There are also a few shops and art galleries within walking distance, with grocery shopping and additional stores and restaurants a short drive away in nearby Obryonville, Hyde Park , Oakley and Norwood.

Evanston has a recreation center nearby on Woodburn as well as several neighborhood parks. Chapel is about 5 minutes away from Eden Park and the Conservatory. There's a Pilates studio on Dana, about 5 minutes away. Xavier is nearby for basketball games.

There are several Cincinnati schools nearby and Purcell Marian High School Catholic High School is a block away from Woodburn. Xavier straddles Evanston and Norwood.
  • New apartment buildings are LEED certified
  • Close to Downtown and XU
  • A slight crime problem in nearby areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Students

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