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Mid-Rise Apartment  «  BJB Evanston, LLC
Northeast Evanston, 2247 Ridge Ave | Evanston
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Top Amenities

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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Central A/C
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Available
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

User Rating

6.5
Good
2 Reviews

About this Location

Limited nearby
public transit
Ladd Arboretum
11 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,400+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,895+
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,750+
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  • Building Related

    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Included

    •  Basic Cable Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Internet Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
  • Living Room

    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  On-site Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 6.5/10, based on 2 renter reviews

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Management
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Value
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Social
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The Perfect Middle Ground

Optima horizons gives you a little bit of everything you want in an apartment. You’ll find buildings that are cheaper or that have more amenities, but nothing that has both. Biggest downside is that you must sign a 2 year lease and can’t sublet over the summer.

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  • 1 bed / 1 bath
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Vintage Building, Relatively Close to Global Hub

The apartment is in an older building, and thus does have some quirks. The interior of the apartment has been updated to include ceiling fans, a dishwasher, etc, but it does not have A/C and laundry requires that you go outside to get to the laundry room. My apartment has radiator heat (which I like, due to the higher humidity level), but others have been upgraded to central heat. Nonetheless, for the space, it's a great deal. It's only a 15 minute walk to the Global Hub and the surrounding neighborhood near the Noyes CTA stop has a very cute coffee shop, a few good restaurants, and a small grocery store that meets the vast majority of my needs. It's a 10 minute walk from downtown, so it's pretty well positioned to get anywhere you'd need to in Evanston easily.

Bonus extra storage units in the basement that are ~ 7x10ft. Property also includes a small fitness center with treadmills, an elliptical, and a stationary bike. Indoor bike storage is also provided by the building.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 30 Recs

Tomate Fresh Kitchen
Al’s Deli
Gotta B Crepes
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grocery 2 Recs

Whole Foods Market
Trader Joe’s
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convenience 1 Rec

Walgreens
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fitness 34 Recs

CrossFit e-town
Bikram Yoga
Precision Multisport
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parks 4 Recs

City of Evanston Recreation Divisi…
Lighthouse Beach
Shakespeare Garden
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coffee 14 Recs

Coffee Lab
BCBC Coffee Lab
Atrium Cafe
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About Northeast Evanston

Quieter than downtown with a suburban feel and calmer setting, yet still close to campus for Kellogg students. Northeast Evanston offers convenient access to transit for students who still want access to downtown Evanston. Aside from downtown, this is the most popular spot for Kellogg MBA students a...
Safe
Walkable
Easy Commute
Pet Friendly
Quiet Neighborhood
Proximity To Amenities
Lots Of Shopping Options
Median rents in Northeast Evanston
Studio
$
1,650
1 Bedroom
$
1,800
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

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Parking Near 2247 Ridge

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Northeast Evanston Reviews

54 reviews
Not the worst walk to class, quieter area, a little far from the grocery store. Park nearby, lots of grass for dogs, quiet neighborhood for walks/jogs.
If you're looking for a neighborhood feel, living in NE Evanston is perfect. You're just a 10-minute walk from downtown Evanston, but it's a bit quieter -- and housing prices are way more reasonable than being in a high-rise.
Good area, close to campus for walking/biking/skating (NU will not allow you to get a parking pass though b/c we're too close; parking is available after 4pm CST). Plenty of food options nearby.
Location couldn't be better. Best combination of accessibility to downtown while being a solid 10 minutes closer to the hub than most other places. An extra 20 minutes a day during those Chicago winters means a lot. You're 1 minute away from the Foster Street train stop but you'd have to make an effort to try to hear it when you're in your apartment. Our dog is scared of loud sounds and she hasn't been bothered at all.

They may bucket this as "Northeast" Evanston but if it is it's right on the line. The line is also moving North (as the hub pulls it that way). The surrounding area is nicer as well as it feels a bit more suburban than downtown does (and the houses in the surrounding streets are insanely nice), but again, you are 5-10 minutes from downtown. "Best of both worlds" sounds cliche but it's a perfect description of this place.
-Ridge road near The Reserve is a bit dark, but I have never had an issue coming home late at night.
-Close to Ingraham Park and the Golf Course where we take our dog.
-Close to undergrad houses on Foster street and further north on Ridge Ave.
-Overall good neighborhood experience.
Walkability to the Foster CTA, E2, and the Davis Street Metra is a definite plus. Subway across the street is good for being on the run, although wish there was a coffee shop a touch closer. Would definitely recommend a bike for trips to / from the new Kellogg building.
The Reserve is one of the Northern-most big apartment buildings. It’s close to campus and residential areas while still less than half a mile from the downtown area.
Just on the border of downtown Evanston and it's a great place to be. Lot's of great shops and restaurants that are all a short walk away!