For Chicago North Siders & residents of the North Shore, my downtown Evanston photography studio location is very conveniently located, in an enjoyable area to visit.
The Davis Street Transit Station, only 1½ blocks from my photography studio, provides stops for both Metra (North Line) & CTA (Purple Line) trains, as well as for 6 Pace/CTA bus routes.
There is ample, 2 hour metered street parking, for $2.00; and nearby city parking garages rates are: $2.00 for 1-2 hours; $4.00 for 2- 4 hours.
Notably, Mike Canale Photography customers from areas further south or west of Chicago, have found it quicker and easier to visit my Evanston photo studio, via major streets / roads or expressway routes, compared to exiting into, and navigating Chicago neighborhood traffic jams, and dealing with the outrageous cost and general lack of parking.
Fact Check: Evanston is not the boonies. Evanston borders the north edge of Chicago along Lake Michigan’s shoreline; stand on the south side of Howard Street, you’re in Chicago – stand on the north side, you’re in Evanston.
Familiar Chicago north/south streets continue into Evanston (some of the names change); for example: Chicago’s Clark St. becomes Chicago Ave in Evanston, Western Ave becomes Asbury Ave, California Ave becomes Dodge Ave – Sheridan Road, Ridge Ave and McCormick Blvd continue into Evanston, name unchanged.