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Downtown Evanston, 1715 Chicago Ave | Evanston
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Top Amenities

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  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Short Term Rentals
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

6.3
Average
16 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods
3 min walk
201/205 (bus) - 2 min
UP-N (rail) - 12 min
Centennial Park
7 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,773+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,729+
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths
$2,273+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,083+
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$4,884+
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(872) 704-8022
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Coffee Bar
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room  
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
    •  Move-in Fee  
    •  Online Rent Payment
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
  • Parking & Transportation

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

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

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 6.3/10, based on 16 renter reviews

9.6
Location
7.2
Amenities
5.5
Management
5.1
Value
5.6
Social
8.4
Safety
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Great
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Good
8
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2

Evanston Place reviews and highlights

  • Best location for Northwestern students
  • Really great building for couples and families
  • Huge balcony on the 6th floor
  • New workout room
  • Management is super helpful
  • Close to downtown
  • Great location - close to the Jake, bars, ands shopping
  • Staff is very responsive to issues
  • Facilities need to be upgraded
  • Sound proofing is not great
  • No air conditioning from mid-September until the end of May
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Great location. Management not that great.

Location is perfect. Close to campus and to bars, whole foods, restaurants.
Amenities are nice. Management is ok but I would expect more considering how much I pay for rent.

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Great apartments but very expensive

I love my apartment: the hardwood floors, the kitchen, my amazing view, my balcony. But $2000 is a lot to pay with all the "mandatory" utilities like trash, etc that really add up, a pretty ineffective management team, and the fact that my apt shakes whenever a car drives through the bumps in the garage. The building is mostly undergrads who have their wealthy parents paying for it. Honestly, if I knew how much additional cost they tack onto your monthly bill for "utilities," I wouldn't have signed. My apartment is amazing but just doesn't seem to be totally worth it.

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Living at Evanston Place

Great roofdeck and gym is never crowded, building feels more homey. Definitely a short walk to campus.

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Over priced and shady management

Tons of fees hit you the first bill (e.g. pest removal) that you didn't know existed. Heat is f*cked up and your room is 90 degrees all winter -even if you turn heat off. However, you can't open window because there's loud 7am construction most mornings. Package delivery option is ridiculous and another method they price gouge you. Forced to use Comcast which sucks. Washer and dryers suck. Management team is non-responsive and promises things, but then doesn't do it. Etc.

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Overpriced!

The service there leaves a lot to be desired. As one of the most expensive places in Evanston you would expect a lot more. The building also can only do heat or AC, and once they switch to heat for the winter you can't get any air conditioning. Evanston weather can be a bit unpredictable so expect a few weeks of sweating! The company also has a ton of hidden fees, so something to be aware of when factoring in pricing. The apartment itself is great, hardwood floors and big windows.

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Great Location but a bit overpriced

Evanston place is in a great location relative to the Jake, bars, shopping but you pay for the location. The amenities are ok but not flash but are currently being upgraded. Having a pool in summer is also a plus.

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Best Location

This is the best location for Northwestern students. Also, if you chose an apartment in the 6th floor, you will have a huge balcony.

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Great location

Very quick walk to campus and downtown Evanston. Staff is very responsive on issues. The only significant downside is the building central air, which keeps the A/C off between mid September and the end of May, essentially regardless of outdoor temperature. As a result apartment temperatures can get uncomfortably warm during nice days in the fall and spring. A new workout room is supposed to open later this year which should be a nice complement to the pool/patio area.

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Excellent building

Really great building for couples and families

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Fantastic location!

Great location! Close to downtown, Jacobs, the lake. Has a gym, pool. Sound proofing is not great. Looks nice than it is - most of the appliances are cheap. Great for a year or two if location is important.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

29 Recommendations

Buffalo Joe’s
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Giordano’s
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1 Recommendation

Whole Foods
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1 Recommendation

CVS Pharmacy
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20 Recommendations

Evanston Athletic Club
Bikram Yoga Evanston
Pure Barre Evanston
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5 Recommendations

Dawes Park
Lighthouse Beach
Dog Beach
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8 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)

12 min

Purple Line (metro)

11 min

205 (bus)

2 min

208/213 (bus)

10 min

250 (bus)

10 min

93 (bus)

11 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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