The Merion

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1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201


Care Types: Independent Living


Sitting proudly in the heart of downtown Evanston, The Merion has set the stage and new expectations for a luxury independent senior living community in the world of residence rentals. Recently transformed from the former North Shore Retirement Hotel, The Merion welcomes you to see for yourself…

The Merion residences all come finely appointed with stylish furnishings boasting current design and style trends. Just bring your wardrobe and unique personal touches and call it home. …. SHOW MORE

All of our kitchens are equipped with stainless steel appliances, shaker maple cabinetry and granite counter tops. Whether your desire is a walk-in shower or tub, bathrooms at The Merion feature the latest in variety, style and convenience.

The Merion has raised the bar for dining in retirement communities by introducing a completely reinvented dining program. With a resolute and unparalleled emphasis on fresh food ingredients provided by local purveyors, custom made-to-order meals, impeccable service and fine attention to detail, The Merion is redefining and reshaping dining expectations in retirement living communities.

We understand that food provides a fundamental link with health, wellness and human interaction and impacts our lives far beyond basic nourishment. At The Merion, it is all about creating memorable dining experiences and improving our residents’ lives, one meal at a time. Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free, our diverse menu has offerings for all palettes and needs.

Residents may choose to dine in our elegant and spacious dining room, our casual bistro, or simply enjoy our in-room dining services.

Residents at The Merion are presented with many opportunities to stay active and healthy, due to our proximity to downtown Evanston, Lake Michigan beaches and lush parks. On-site, The Merion also offers a home health care agency, library, yoga classes, and much, much more to enjoy.

In conjunction with Accurate Care Home Health Services and Accurate Private Care, The Merion provides residents and their families comfort in knowing that they are cared for when needed. Our residents receive a continuum of care including periodic wellness checks and annual health evaluations from our Wellness Center staff at no additional cost and have access to a multitude of cost-effective services. Medicare and third-party insurance is accepted.



  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • All-inclusive pricing structure
  • Semi-Private Apartments/Rooms
  • Single Room Units Available
  • Some Pets Are Allowed
  • Studio Apartments Available

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