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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
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Outdoor Pool  
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit  

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7.1
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85 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
3 min walk
UP-N (rail) - 11 min
213 (bus) - 1 min
Centennial Park
7 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,835+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,060+
2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths
$2,651+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,776+
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$4,185+
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  • Bathrooms

    •  Bath Tubs
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Convenience

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

    •  Resident Lounge
  • Kitchen

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

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

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Move-in 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
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pet Weight  
    •  Restricted breeds
  • 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 85 renter reviews

9.4
Location
6.7
Amenities
5.8
Management
6.4
Value
6.4
Social
8.5
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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  • Kitchens and bathrooms are slightly outdated, but the apartments are overall really nice and spacious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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Solid option for Kellogg students

Moved into one of the renovated units at Park Evanston for my second year at Kellogg. Overall, I've been pleased with the apartment itself and the location of the building. The building has been undergoing construction but with that finishing up in the public areas, the overall living experience should be elevated quite a bit. I find the rent a bit expensive for what it is (10-15% less would be fair) but that's Evanston for you. With new buildings coming online, the rental market should soften in the coming years so hopefully management responds accordingly.

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Overall like living in Park Evanston

There are some apartments that have beautiful views facing the lake! The building is undergoing construction now but the newly renovated units are beautiful! In some of the two bedrooms though, there’s a master bedroom and a significantly smaller room so be prepared to split rent accordingly. Love living next to Whole Foods, minutes to all the other major places people live and a less than 20 minute walk to campus. Management is also receptive to needs.

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Do Not Recommend

Not recommended. The price is much higher than comparable places in Evanston. The management office is not helpful at all.

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Park Evanston - great location, v. bad management

Pro:
- The higher floors have great views if you're facing the lake, generally pretty spacious and lots of closet space
- Maintenance is pretty responsive
- They just spent 3-4 mo renovating so I'm guessing amenities and new apartments will be quite nice

Con:
- Management sucks - very unreasonable at times. They will increase rent by a lot YOY even though we all had to suffer through really bad noise and inconvenience during renovation

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Solid option close to campus

Park Evanston is incredibly convenient to the Kellogg campus. It's a 15-20 minute walk, depending on your walking speed. It also has all of the baseline amenities you'd need: a functional gym, a common room, a way to connect with a delivery dry cleaning/laundry service, a package room, doorperson, basement bike storage, and a small pool (better in the summer when most of us aren't on campus, though). Current downsides: they've been doing a lot of construction, and it's a mess, it's loud, we've lost access to many common spaces, and this followed a rent increase last spring. Additionally, the newly renovated apartments are going for a steeper price tag than the older units went for. The heat is also only semi-controllable, and is particularly painful during transition seasons. Many residents have to open windows to keep their apartments from being stifling in winter. Older units have everything you need, but nothing (stove, counters, carpet, etc.) is particularly good. Good closet space. Walls are thick, but doors are thin. ~7-10 min walk from Metra/L.

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Great location but remodeling brings value down

It's a greatly located building close to everything in Evanston. Not as nice as E2 or Centrum but definitely better than most other options. They are remodeling the building and that makes it very uncomfortable to live in - considering the rent !

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Good Location, Raised Rents

The Park Evanston is a well located building close to downtown Evanston and the Kellogg campus. It is (or at least, was) relatively cheap compared to other Evanston high rises. However, the new management came in and significantly raised rents in 2018. They are undertaking construction, but as far as I know most units are not yet refurbished, and the value proposition of living here has been seriously diminished with the rent increases

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As cheap as it gets in Evanston and not bad setup for the price

You definitely sacrifice some of the amenities that nicer buildings like 1717 or E2 provide, but if you don't care about things like granite counter tops and hardwood floors throughout, OHo is a great option. Having internet and cable included is great, and we have tons of space. Appliances are older and you still get the benefit of washer/dryer in unit.

Worth searching around for an updated unit (original carpet removed, kitchen/bathrooms renovated) because there's very little price different between units even though quality varies a lot. Some units are pet friendly which we needed (our landlord didn't require an additional monthly fee, just a non refundable deposit, but different policies unit to unit).

Gas grills allowed on balconies is a major perk!

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Good Location

Good location, quieter building with Kellogg students

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would not recommend if you have the in unit dryers

great location
management does construction outside of communicated hours
construction noise is non stop during communicated hours
dryer does not dry and takes over 2 hrs for each cycle

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 29 Recs

Soulwich
Buffalo Joe’s
World of Beer
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grocery 1 Rec

Whole Foods Market
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convenience 2 Recs

7-Eleven
Walgreens
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fitness 33 Recs

Pure Barre
Akemi Fitness Method
Evanston Athletic Club
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parks 7 Recs

Dawes Park
Merrick Rose Garden
Clark Street Beach
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coffee 15 Recs

Andy’s Frozen Custard
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Patisserie Coralie
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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 hig...
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Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
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1,650
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

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Downtown Evanston Reviews

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All in all ideal downtown Evanston location. Very convenient for public transportation to Chicago, next door to local favorite Bennison's (love the late night smell of donuts baking), and walking distance to plenty of bars, restaurants, and stores. Once the Target goes up by Sherman Plaza and we have an alternative to Whole Foods close by this will be perfect.
I don't think there is any other place to live if you are a Kellogg student. Almost all the students live in this neighborhood, it's where all the restaurants are, and near the University and the train. The only place in Evanston that doesn't feels like a suburb.
Good central location in Evanston
Close to bars and other apartment buildings that other Kellogg students live in
~25 minute walk to the Global Hub
Evanston itself is just a little boring - no night life Very close to Davis Metra station and Purple Line
Most Kellogg students live in downtown Evanston, everything is walking distance, and the building is a block away from the Intercampus bus stop, and 7 min walk distance from Davis station, which is very convenient.
Pros: Great location near key Kellogg hangouts like World of Beer, Nevins, Five and Dime, Prairie Moon, etc. Also convenient to Bennison's Bakery! Great for late nights- can get home in < 5 minutes without ubering. Also near both Metra and L- ideal if you plan to spend some of your time in downtown Chicago.

Cons: Long walk from the Global hub. Closest grocery store is Whole Foods, a bit of a hike to TJ's and Jewel.
The apartment is at the center of downtown Evanston, so it is convenient in all purposes like dining, drinking, shopping, etc. Also, the CTA and Metra stations are right next to the apartment.
Evanston is cute, but it’s definitely a suburb. Lots of chain restaurants and those that aren’t chains will not impress those coming from bigger cities with great food scenes.
Slightly farther from GLUB than most places but it's been manageable. Takes me 20 mins to get to GLUB via walking. Like how it is closer to Jewel Osco and Trader Joes which is convenient when you have non-student JV at home. Also very close to Dempster street stop.

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