Evanston, Wyoming

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Evanston Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Evanston?

  • The air is clean! (Frankie, 1 year)
  • The small town feel. (Joe, 3 years)
  • Quiet. (DP, 8 years)
  • A friendly, laid back community. (Alma, 10+ years)
  • Schools my kids go to. (Vicky, 11 years)
  • Quiet. (John, 15 years)
  • Small town. (Kortney, 17 years)
  • Small town atmosphere. (Sherone, 20 years)
  • Small but close to a big city. (Josh, 32 years)
  • Small town. (Wendy, 40 years)

Evanston Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Evanston?

  • Not enough things to do or stores. (Frankie, 1 year)
  • The highway. (Joe, 3 years)
  • The people pretend to be friendly and most are not. (DP, 8 years)
  • Not enough community services for addictions. (Alma, 10+ years)
  • Nothing to do for kids outside of school. (Vicky, 11 years)
  • Weather. (Kortney, 17 years)
  • Gossipers. (Sherone, 20 years)
  • No economic development or growth. (Josh, 32 years)
  • No shopping options. (Wendy, 40 years)

Evanston Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Evanston?

  • Bowling, movies, out to eat, bars, hiking or a lake if you drive a little away. (Frankie, 1 year)
  • Running, swimming, hiking, and horseback riding. (Joe, 3 years)
  • A lot of family events from Spring to Fall. (DP, 8 years)
  • Bear River walkway, community festivities in the summer. (Alma, 10+ years)
  • River walk. (John, 15 years)
  • Movies, bar. (Kortney, 17 years)
  • Festivals, Bear Ponds, Bear River Park. (Sharone, 20 years)
  • State park, history. (Josh, 32 years)

Evanston’s Reputation

What’s Evanston known for?

  • Country life. (Frankie, 1 year)
  • Liquor, gambling and bars. (Joe, 3 years)
  • Brew Fest. (DP, 8 years)
  • Fresh air, freedom and fun! (Alma, 10+ years)
  • Drugs. (Vicky, 11 years)
  • Fireworks and porn. (Kortney, 17 years)
  • Railroad, Joss House, good beer. (Sherone, 20 years)
  • Railroad. (Josh, 32 years)
  • Race Track, fireworks and alcohol. (Wendy, 40 years)

Evanston Crime

What’s the crime like in Evanston? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Not bad at all that I’ve seen. (Frankie, 1 year)
  • Aspen Grove Drive West and Red Mountain Terrace. (Joe, 3 years)
  • A lot of drugs for a small town. (DP, 8 years)
  • Drug problem. (Alma, 10+ years)
  • To many drugs & theft. (Vicky, 11 years)
  • Not bad. (Kortney, 17 years)
  • Low crime rate. (Sherone, 20 years)
  • Not to bad, hot spots would be Veranda Motel, Chief Washake Apartment, North Evanston. (Josh, 32 years)
  • Pretty mild compared to other places. (Wendy, 40 years)

Evanston Advice

Any advice for people moving to Evanston?

  • Get a good job set up FIRST. (Frankie, 1 year)
  • Great for starting a family. (Joe, 3 years)
  • Get a snow blower. (DP, 8 years)
  • Have a job before you get here. (Alma, 10+ years)
  • I used to say it’s a great place to raise kids but each year there’s more and more drugs and not much to do for kids. (Vicky, 11 years)
  • Nice people. (John, 15 years)
  • Expect a culture shock. (Sherone, 20 years)
  • Great place to raise a family. (Josh, 32 years)
  • Be ready for cold and wind. (Wendy, 40 years)

Evanston Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Evanston (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • New Years Eve a couple years ago at the Painted Lady. 🙂 (Frankie, 1 year)
  • I met a person I roomed with from Australia. (Joe, 3 years)
  • Unless you’re raising money for kids don’t bother. (DP, 8 years)
  • Fireworks on New Years in the snow can’t be beat! (Alma, 10+ years)
  • Yearly kids fish free day. (Vicky, 11 years)
  • Cowboy Days, Hamblin Park Car Show, river walk, Chinese New Year was fun when it was here. (Josh, 32 years)

Evanston’s Future

How do you think Evanston will change over the next 10 years?

  • It will grow hopefully. (Frankie, 1 year)
  • Probably grow more because of the highway. (Joe, 3 years)
  • It won’t, they don’t like change and discourage it. (DP, 8 years)
  • We have to! We need more businesses and affordable housing. (Alma, 10+ years)
  • Become more populated, more drama, less jobs just like it has over the last 10 years. (Vicky, 11 years)
  • It won’t. (Kortney, 17 years)
  • I hope for the better but without changes to county and city economic development it will be worse. (Josh, 32 years)

Evanston Facts

Any other interesting facts about Evanston?

  • Family oriented. (Joe, 3 years)
  • Chinese used to be here. (DP, 8 years)
  • Winters here are not that bad! (Alma, 10+ years)
  • County seat and Uinta County celebrates 150 years this year (2018). (Josh, 32 years)