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Mid-Rise Apartment  «  BJB Evanston, LLC
Northeast Evanston, 2247 Ridge Ave | Evanston
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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
$1,295+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,595+
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,695+
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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

8.5
Location
4.0
Amenities
6.0
Management
9.0
Value
4.0
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 Divi...
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

Getting around Northeast Evanston


Parking Near 2247 Ridge

No parking is available at 2247 Ridge, but there is parking nearby.
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Northeast Evanston Reviews

40 reviews
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 neighborhood is perfect. For Kellogg students, it's close to the Jake, relatively close to the new building, and close to all the other Evanston apartments to never be a problem meeting up with people. It's right next to the Foster St L line and a couple blocks from the Metra.
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.
A little further from downtown, but doesn't impact one's ability to go out or meet up with other friends. There are also quite a few Kellogg students who live in the Reserve.
Quieter than the downtown Evanston area or E2. Lots of families, and some Northwestern undergrads. Far north, so it's closer to the Hub than the larger buildings downtown.
Safe, walk around at night all the time as a woman without worrying about it. Evanston is boring but has everything you need (grocery, bars, enough decent restaurants).
Neighborhood is fine. Food options are limited and it's a bit of a hike from the Hub (20-25 minutes depending on how fast you walk). Would recommend a bike.
A bit far from downtown Evanston in winter, but very manageable. And living across the street from Chicken Shack is pretty great...

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