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Northeast Evanston, 1930 Ridge Ave | Evanston
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors  
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Outdoor Pool  
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Private Balconies  
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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8.3
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70 Reviews

About this Location

The Lakefill
18 min walk
In a quiet
neighborhood
213 (bus) - 4 min
93 (bus) - 2 min
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,352+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,342+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,022+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,865+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,016+
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  • Bathrooms

    •  Bath Tubs
    •  Double Sinks (some units)
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

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

    •  Coffee Bar
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Events
    •  Resident Lounge  
  • Included

    •  Internet Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

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

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors (some units)
    •  High Ceilings  
  • 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
    •  On-site Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Outdoor Pool  
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available  
  • View

    •  Juliet Balconies (some units)
    •  Private Balconies (some units)
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Overall rating 8.3/10, based on 70 renter reviews

7.6
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7.6
Amenities
8.2
Management
8.0
Value
7.0
Social
8.7
Safety
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The Reserve at Evanston reviews and highlights

  • Great leasing office
  • Far from downtown Evanston
  • Nice gym and pool
  • Maintenance is responsive
  • Guest suite that you can rent for $100/night
  • Nice apartment floorplan and very friendly staff
  • Bit more affordable than some of the comparable properties in Evanston
  • Great in unit amenities (breakfast bar, in-unit washer/dryer)
  • Good gym
  • Apartments are clean and modern
  • A little far from the bars, restaurants, and grocery stores
  • Parking is really expensive (an extra $140/month)
  • Management is quick and responsive to any maintenance concerns
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You get a lot for the money!

The rent is really affordable at the Reserve and you get a lot of space for what you pay! The bedrooms are much larger than most apartments I've seen in Evanston. The management is great and very quick and responsive. Overall great place to live. Still close to the "action" at Kellogg and not too far of a walk to campus.

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The reserve: good bang for your buck with a few downsides

Overall I’m happy living at the Reserve. I was looking for a larger apartment (space matters to me) that didn’t break the bank. There have been some good/bad things I’ve learned since living here, outlined below:

Pros:

- much larger apartments for much less money (1900 or less for 700 square foot one bedroom apartment)

- closest to the action (E2) without being the action

- homier feel

Cons:

- very thin walls. This is something they’ll tell you about Evanston place or park Evanston, but did not tell me about the Reserve. Your experience will depend heavily on the behaviors of your neighbors, including whether they have dogs and/or kids

- electricity is more than expected ($40/month) likely given poorer insulation

- package delivery issues - if you anticipate getting tons of things delivered, I would look elsewhere as we have had a lot of stolen package issues given that the package room is not locked or monitored

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High Quality and Great Value

I think The Reserve is the best value in Evanston. It has great amenities (gym, pool, lounge w/ coffee bar, etc.), the location is within walking distance of Northwestern, and the interior of the units are updated and high quality. The only real complaints are related to noise - the walls and floors/ceilings are thin so it is not uncommon to hear neighbors - but that isn't really unique to this complex and is just part of living in an apartment.

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The Reserve

Very nice and family-like environment

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Reserve & Kellogg

I have enjoyed living at the Reserve! Close to downtown Evanston and Kellogg, and best dog friendly. The fire pit is a nice touch when it’s cold! Lots of Kellogg folks too.

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Peaceful Apartment

I’ve enjoyed living in the Reserve. It’s much quieter than some of the surrounding buildings. Amenities are nice - small gym, free coffee, quiet pool with lounge chairs, grills and a fire pit. We like our unit and the upgraded finishes it comes with. Staff are extremely friendly and keep the property really clean.

Only 2 negatives:1) walls are thin... I’m not easily bothered by noise and even I notice 2) we live overlooking Ridge and it’s a bit busier and louder than we expected.

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Great value for a nice apartment

My roommate and I have been living here for about 4 months, and we've been really pleased with the Reserve. It's conveniently located to campus and E2, has a nice community within the building, is reasonably priced, and our apartment is big.

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Spacious updated apartments

The apartments are a great size and there is plenty of storage. The management is very nice and responsive, and quickly fix maintenance issues. The one downside is that is can be a little noisy - I hear street noise from my apartment, and I have heard others complain about thin walls, but I personally don't have that issue.

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High-rise management with community feel

The Reserve is a solid option if you want more amenities like a pool, gym, lounge (granted, all very modest in size) with attentive management and repair services with spacious floor plans for the market rental price. Rent in Evanston is more than you might expect, especially for the shiny high-rise or managed buildings like the Reserve, but early promotions can help offset the average monthly cost. The amount of extra storage was a significant factor (between a coat closet, linen closet, and walk-in bedroom closets) as well as indoor, heated parking if you're bringing a car (this is an additional cost however and is considerably higher than other buildings' parking options). Overall its ~15-20 minutes walking to campus, located across from E2, closer to Ingraham Park and shops on Noyes, and is a block from the L train purple line, Foster stop.

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Perfect for Kellogg students

The Reserve is incredible. Management is super responsive and accommodating. The apartments are big and much less expensive than the other managed buildings. There are espresso & Bevi machines in the lobby that I use pretty much every day. I really like the courtyard style (less time waiting for the elevator!). I've heard the walls can be thin, but I haven't had any problems with noise in my apartment.

The only con is that it's less social than E2. There's still a good Kellogg contingent, but I head over to E2 for pretty much every social event I go to. Thankfully it's only 1 block away.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 32 Recs

Buffalo Joe’s
Bat 17
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
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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 35 Recs

Bikram Yoga
Pure Barre
Evanston Athletic Club
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parks 3 Recs

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Merrick Rose Garden
Clark Street Beach
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coffee 11 Recs

Andy’s Frozen Custard
Bennison’s Bakery
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About Northeast Evanston

Quieter than downtown with a suburban feel and calmer setting, yet still close to campus for Kellogg students. Northeast Evanston offers convenient access to transit for students who still want access to downtown Evanston. Aside from downtown, this is the most popular spot for Kellogg MBA students a...
Safe
Walkable
Easy Commute
Pet Friendly
Quiet Neighborhood
Proximity To Amenities
Lots Of Shopping Options
Median rents in Northeast Evanston
Studio
$
1,650
1 Bedroom
$
1,800
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

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Parking at The Reserve at Evanston

Parking Garage

Parking garage adjacent to building, Self-park only, Starting at $145/month, Reserved spaces available

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Northeast Evanston Reviews

50 reviews
Walking distance to downtown Evanston, the metra and the L. I really like the location though it is about 10 min walk to anything rather than being right downtown like some other places. Lots of Kellogg students if that is what you are looking for (but less than E2 if that is also what you are looking for :) ).
Pretty good neighborhood, not loud, a couple of restaurants across the street. Farmers market is very close during the fall and spring. Not as great of a neighborhood as downtown Evanston, but pretty good (and can walk to downtown Evanston in ~5 min)
I think technically this is considered Northeast Evanston, but you'd never know it. It does feel a bit more suburban than downtown does, but you are just so close to downtown that it feels weird calling it something else. It has all the benefits of being in downtown while being a bit more peaceful.
Neighborhood is safe -- lots of other Kellogg students nearby. Occasional emails from Northwestern warning of criminal activity in the area, but I have not witnessed anything that makes me feel unsafe.

Neighborhood is also quiet as its a decent walk from the bars and other nightlife.
The neighborhood is perfect. For Kellogg students, it's close to the Jake, relatively close to the new building, and close to all the other Evanston apartments to never be a problem meeting up with people. It's right next to the Foster St L line and a couple blocks from the Metra.
Sherman and Noyes is a great little pocket of Evanston with lots of shops and restaurant options, a specialty grocer and easy access to the train. There are a lot of undergrads in the area but the noise hasn't been a problem at all. Great for couples, families and pets.
We are only a block or two from E2 and the start of "Downtown Evanston", yet the area has a distinct "neighborhood" feel. Perfect balance of space and proximity to the heavily concentrated areas of Kellogg Students.
Classic college town. Some shopping and restaurants but not much variety. Lots of outdoor areas if you have a family or pet. Two L stops make Chicago highly accessible. Safe community.

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