I work and live in Evanston. It's a wonderful community... a little bit city, a little bit small town, with access to everything (EL, Metra, Culture, Theatre, Museums, restaurants).
We have a lot of great properties on the market, the commute to downtown is 45 minutes... and I don't honestly know the availability of jobs.
If you have a specific question, I'll be very happy to try to answer. Evanston is a great place to live, I've lived here for over 37 years.