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Mid-Rise Apartment  «  Lincoln Property Company
Downtown Evanston, 1717 Ridge Ave | Evanston
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

7.9
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64 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
7 min via 213 (bus)
UP-N (rail) - 6 min
213 (bus) - 2 min
Ladd Arboretum
19 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,659+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,683+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,250+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,221+
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(872) 704-8022
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

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

    •  Game Room
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Hot Tub
    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Theater Room
  • Included

    •  Heat Included
    •  Trash/Recycling Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Gas Range
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Furnished Units Available
    •  Online Rent Payment
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Fireplace
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  High Ceilings  
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Free Shuttle Service
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pet Weight  
    •  Max Pets Limit  
    •  Restricted breeds  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
    •  Gated Community
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 7.9/10, based on 64 renter reviews

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8.0
Amenities
6.7
Management
7.1
Value
6.6
Social
9.1
Safety
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1717 reviews and highlights

  • Close to downtown Evanston
  • 15 minute walk to Kellogg's campus
  • Pool, outside grills, and fire pits which are nice during the summer
  • Location is convenient
  • Close to the train station and the campus shuttle
  • Common spaces are well maintained
  • Amenities are great
  • All stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and wood floors
  • Many Kellogg students live here
  • Apartments are bright with lots of windows
  • Having a gym in the building is fantastic, especially in the winter
  • New building with new facilities
  • Heated parking garage, but you have to pay extra
  • Building staff is very nice
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Great building, a bit far from campus

Building is great. Management is super responsive. It's a bit further of a walk from campus than some other buildings, but not bad. There's a free bus that goes right by the building that gets you to Kellogg in 15 minutes.

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a "real, grownup" apartment

It's a great location - especially if your JV commutes into Chicago. Very close to the metra/purple line.

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Satisfied

Very good apartment, very spacious, good finishes, great GIM and pool. Cons: water runs cold after long showers and air conditioning makes living room warm, but not enough for the bedroom.

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Great place to live!

I think 1717 is a great place to live - new building, nice amenities (pool, patio, grills, gym, study lounge, bike storage, secure package drop-off), quiet rooms (good sound blocking), and dog-friendly so even if you don't own a dog, you get your fill of puppy therapy. The new leasing office staff are much more responsive than they used to be, and life here is fairly seamless. The maintenance team is quick to help fix any issues!

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Great apartment

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Solid Choice

We’ve had some annoying package issues with the main office, but have otherwise enjoyed our stay here.

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Has its Pros and Cons

Overall satisfied by experience but leasing office is not the fastest. You have to hassle them to get your lease signed, get keys and get set up. After that haven't had many issues with them. Quality of the apartment is visually appealing but the cabinetry and HVAC system are a little cheap. This means that HVAC is incredibly loud and fails to keep apartment at a steady temperature (turns on and off very frequently). Also need to be okay with a longer walk to campus. It's not that far from downtown though. Very pet friendly building with nice area in the back to take your pup out. Apartments are a lot larger than E2 and are better priced.

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Good deal, as long as you don't renew

It's a nice and new building, with lower cost than competition. The problem is that they'll try to get all the money back on the renewal, so I'd be careful if you plan to stay for 2 years

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Great options

I was lucky to find two awesome roommates at DAK. We took the plunge and snagged a 3 BR, 2BA at 1717, and it has proven to be a great setup and far more economically than living alone or with even just one roommate. It's a bit of a walk to the hub, but lots of Kellogg students live here and splitting an uber/lyft to the Glub isn't bad if the weather is bad or folks are running late.

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Great Modern New Apartment but Mediocre Management

Apartments are new and in great condition. Building comes with awesome amenities like a pool, free coffee, gym, business center, rooftop, etc. Management is slow to respond. Hard to get ahold of someone when you need something. Took a very long time to negotiate our contract. Maintenance issues around the building are slow to be responded to.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 30 Recs

Bat 17
Buffalo Joe’s
Yeero Revolution
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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

Pure Barre
TITLE Boxing Club
Bikram Yoga
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parks 7 Recs

City of Evanston Recreation Divi...
Merrick Rose Garden
Dog Beach
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coffee 15 Recs

Bennison’s Bakery
Andy’s Frozen Custard
Dream About Tea
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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.
McManus is located right next to Evanston downtown, so everything (restaurants, bars, groceries) is very close by. It's also right next to Northwestern campus (~15-18 minutes to Kellogg Global Hub by foot), which helps quite a lot, esp. in the winter when you'd want to keep your commute as short as possible.
We are across from the movie theater and Chilis. In our local neighborhood, we have shopping, events, bars, restaurants, and are a close walk for the Tuesday night parties. The Frost Bite stops by our front door, and both Davis Street stations are a block away or less.
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
The neighborhood is great and it is centrally located. There is grass around for walking dogs and the movie theater and restaurants are close by. It is somewhat far from the new Kellogg building, but most everything is now.
Great, quiet neighbourhood. Lots of students around obviously (mainly grad students in this area).

Pricey, for sure. Not a lot of cheap grocery/food options within walking distance.

The bar scene is mediocre at best.
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.

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