Evanston ranked one of best dressed small cities

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

Evanston is the eighth best dressed small city in the United States, according to a real estate blog.

On Wednesday, Movoto Blog — whose tagline is “The Lighter Side of Real Estate” — said it compiled the list by looking at 153 cities with populations between 75,000 and 99,999 people. It then ranked them using five criteria: high-end fashion stores per capita, high-end shoe stores per capita, high-end jewelry stores per capita, tailors per capita and dry cleaners per capita.

Evanston’s fourth-place ranking in the dry cleaners category appears to have buoyed its overall standing. The city came in no higher than 12th in the other categories.

Santa Monica, Calif., topped the list, while Albany, N.Y., and Mission Viejo, Calif., flanked Evanston at seventh and ninth, respectively.

— Patrick Svitek