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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

8.0
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44 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
8 min via 201 (bus)
UP-N (rail) - 6 min
250 (bus) - 4 min
Ladd Arboretum
19 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
updated 8 hrs ago

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,733+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,777+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,286+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,105+
Schedule Appointment At
(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 8.0/10, based on 44 renter reviews

5.8
Location
8.3
Amenities
7.3
Management
6.8
Value
6.7
Social
9.2
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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Two Thums Up

Great design and amenities

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Great apt. Very far from the university!

Overall my experience in this building has been very positive the only negative side is that it is very far from the university and I don't think it's worth been that far!!

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Great building

Great modern bulding, amenities include pool, grills, gym, party rooms, and mail room.

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Decent

1717 is a nice place run by poor management.

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Very satisified

It's great and definitely a worthwhile alternative to E2. Only thing is that a lot of the "perks" often don't work properly (coffee machine, printer, TVs in gym, etc). Also elevators are SO slow and ubers often get confused if they come from the North on Ridge.

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Good value

Overall, the apartment has been really good. The layout and some of the features could be a bit nicer, but overall the value is good. It’s a quieter building than some other Kellogg buildings, which can be a pro or con, depending on what you’re looking for. The walk to campus is 21 minutes, or a 10 min bike ride. The management is responsive.

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High Value

Great value for a new and modern apartment

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Great Apartment, Slightly far commute

1717 has great amenities, hard wood floors, and spacious floor plans. It is a bit farther from the Global Hub, but offers better value than other luxury apartment complexes like E2. W were surprised that the units have individual water heaters, and therefore, limited hot water supply. It's just something to be aware of - my husband and I are able to manage the use of the washing machine and dishwasher so it isn't a huge problem.

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Great experience

Management is easy to work with and friendly. Not too far from metra or purple line. About 30 minute walk from hub. Overall would definitely live here again.

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The place is great, modern many common areas and great service

Expensive, but once there, everything is great-- the place is very modern, living space is very well distributed to take advantage of the place, maintenance is really on any single issue it's quiet, people are friendly common areas are usually available and not very crowded, package room and administrative staff make our lives easier. Highly recommend if you are okay with the price (only downside...)

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

26 Recommendations

Bat 17
Gigio’s Pizzeria
Buffalo Joe’s
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2 Recommendations

Whole Foods Market
Trader Joe’s
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Walgreens
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26 Recommendations

Pure Barre
CycleBar
Bikram Yoga
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City of Evanston Recreation Divi...
Lighthouse Beach
Merrick Rose Garden
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Bennison’s Bakery
La Macchina Cafe
Andy’s Frozen Custard
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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...
Walkable
Easy Commute
Great Location
Student Friendly
Social Community
Great Accessibility
Proximity To Amenities
Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
$
1,200
1 Bedroom
$
1,600
2 Bedroom
$
2,500

Getting around Downtown Evanston

UP-N (rail)

6 min

Purple Line (metro)

9 min

250 (bus)

4 min

205 (bus)

2 min

201 (bus)

2 min

208 (bus)

2 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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