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High-rise Apartment  «  Lincoln Property Company
Downtown Evanston, 1630 Chicago Ave | Evanston
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Outdoor Pool  
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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7.1
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54 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods
3 min walk
UP-N (rail) - 11 min
201/205 (bus) - 2 min
Centennial Park
7 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,621+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,611+
2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths
$2,651+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,674+
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$4,354+
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(872) 704-8022
  • Bathrooms

    •  Bath Tubs
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Room
    •  Dry Cleaning Valet Service
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge
  • Included

    •  Trash/Recycling Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit (some units)
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Online Rent Payment
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
    •  On-site Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Aerobics & Cardio Room
    •  Fitness Center
    •  Outdoor Pool  
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
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Overall rating 7.1/10, based on 54 renter reviews

9.5
Location
7.4
Amenities
5.8
Management
6.6
Value
6.9
Social
8.9
Safety
Excellent
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Great
18
Good
19
Average
6
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2

The Park Evanston reviews and highlights

  • Appliances are pretty modern
  • Kitchens and bathrooms are slightly outdated, but the apartments are overall really nice and spacious
  • Tons of natural light
  • Convenient place for Kellogg students
  • Prime location
  • Nice but small gym
  • Good value for the size
  • Nice amenities
  • Clean, safe, with a good gym
  • Building is very safe
  • Two bedroom apartments are a great size for roommates
  • AMAZING view of Lake Michigan
  • Two bedrooms come with a washer and dryer in unit
  • I REALLY like it here
  • Management can be a little inflexible
  • Party rooms, business center, and the conference rooms come in handy
  • Roof deck pool is closed in the winter
  • Staff is very friendly
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Great apartment next to whole foods - very convenient for the winter

5 mins from the CTA/ Metra
. 20 seconds from Whole foods
. On chicago avenue and in the middle of downtown evanston
. Gated with a 24x7 doorman
. Has laundry/ washer in the apartment
. Modern style apartment with a massive dishwasher and fridge
. LOTS and LOTS of closet space
. Massive french style windows - so a lot of natural sunlight, a must for the winter!

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Great view and location but seems overpriced

I love the location of Park Evanston. I can walk to Trader Joe's and it's right above a Whole Foods. It's also in the middle of downtown Evanston. The windows in Park Evanston are great and I have a beautiful view of the lake and campus. But this is an expensive place to live given that the kitchen is dated and I don't have hardwood floors. The management is hard to work with and the pool is closed most of the time.

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Solid

Great location, non-responsive management. Decent bang for buck.

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Decent Building but Horrible Management

The Park Evanston is a fine building, although a bit old. The rooms are fine, the rent is somewhat cheaper than Optima Horizons or E2 and the location is good. But I have found the management to be really horrible -- they charge ridiculous prices for heating with almost nothing to back it up. It wasn't until a group of us called them out for it that they lowered their prices. I wouldn't necessarily recommend avoiding the building, but certainly be on top of your stuff when dealing with them.

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4/5

Apartment is great minus a few complaints. The management isn't the best (aka non-responsive and not willing to help) and you cannot control the heat/AC. Otherwise, I've enjoyed my living situation.

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Good location, nice views, but it's a sauna inside

The apartment has an excellent location, has great views if you are above the 12th floor.
However, the way they charge you for heating and cooling is sketchy. In your apartment, you can only have ac or heating, and heating is the only option from october to may. You cannot completely turn off the heat, so most of the time it's really, really hot inside. If this wasn't enough, they charge you for heating based on a pro rated form, so you might end up paying up to 200$ of heating, even if you are not using it and it's disgustigly hot inside. Oh and management is also rude and not willing to cooperate on anything regarding the temperature.

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Nothing to complain about it

Excellent location
. Management is super friendly and helpful
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Good location, non-responsive management

Location right next to Whole Foods is great. Management is not responsive and apartment often has temperature control issues.

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Park Evanston

Great place to live; close to campus and downtown, and conveniently located next to Whole Foods. Biggest issue is that the thermostats aren't always responsive so it can get very hot in the unit.

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Great apartment, so-so management

Great apartment -- great location, good layout, awesome views. One of the better apartment gyms in Evanston.
Management is fairly unresponsive. Apartment is very hot.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

28 Recommendations

Found Kitchen & Social House
Farmhouse Evanston
Mt. Everest Restaurant
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1 Recommendation

Whole Foods
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2 Recommendations

CVS Pharmacy
7-Eleven
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21 Recommendations

Evanston Athletic Club
IzzyFit Personal Training
Pure Barre Evanston
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5 Recommendations

Dawes Park
Lighthouse Beach
Dog Beach
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7 Recommendations

Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Unicorn Cafe
Kafein
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About Downtown Evanston

Since it's home to Northwestern, Downtown Evanston is the most popular residential area for Kellogg students. Most apartment buildings in Downtown Evanston are a 20 minute walk from the Donald P. Jacobs Center, and several public transport options can cut that commute even further. This safe and highly walkable area has an open feel that one would deem “semi-urban”, and hosts most of the restaurants and bars popular with the student population. Most find this convenient and well established area an ideal place to call home.
Walkable
Easy Commute
Great Location
Student Friendly
Social Community
Great Accessibility
Proximity To Amenities
Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
$
1,125
1 Bedroom
$
1,480
2 Bedroom
$
2,200

Getting around Downtown Evanston

UP-N (rail)

11 min

Purple Line (metro)

11 min

205 (bus)

2 min

208/213 (bus)

9 min

250 (bus)

9 min

93 (bus)

10 min

Downtown Evanston Reviews

48 reviews
Great downtown location, two blocks to Whole Foods, 8min walk to Trader Joes/Jewel, 2 blocks from the lake front, across the street from a park, decent walk to campus (and campus shuttle stop outside). It's a quick 1.5 blocks to Nevins, Prairie Moon, Bar Louie, Cupitol and Bangers and Lace, and less than 10min to all the other bars students frequent.
There's plenty to do, but it still takes some effort to get downtown. If you want the quickest ride (metra), then you have to plan ahead and deal with the (infrequent) train schedule. The purple line only runs express during rush hour. Depending on the time of day, your commute can run 20 minutes to an hour and a half.
Optima Views is in a great location. It is a two minute walk to the CTA and Metra and is also close to all of the downtown Evanston restaurants and shops. The building is also in close proximity to good workout options including Evanston Athletic Club and studios (Pure Barre & Cyclebar).
Everything is good. Except that E2 is on the western edge, slightly north of downtown, so not exactly smack in the middle. There are better properties if you want to be in the middle of downtown Evanston, all of which are no further from NU campus anyway.
I love being close to both stretches of downtown Evanston - the Dempster and Chicago intersection with Union Pizzeria, etc. and Nevins, Coralie, Vinic, etc. as well as close walking distance to Whiskey Thief, Found, Bat 17, World of Beer, La Macchina, etc.
The neighborhood is great and we are directly across the street from the movie theater and restaurants. It's easy to take the train into the city from here as well. However, when the new building opens the walk time will increase significantly.
I like being in downtown Evanston because I'm close to both the Metra and L. I also like being close to the restaurants, bars and to a decent gym. I have to walk a block to get to a park for my dog but it's not that bad.
Its nice to have everything you need within walking distance - from fast casual restaurants to bars, sit-down restaurants and CVS. It provides all the convenience you need for your busy student life.

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