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Mid-Rise Apartment
Downtown Evanston, 1500 Chicago Ave | Evanston
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets

User Rating

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About this Location

Whole Foods Market
7 min walk
UP-N (rail) - 10 min
213 (bus) - 1 min
Dawes Park
9 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,525+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,450+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,050+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,100+
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(872) 704-8022
  • Bathrooms

    •  Bath Tubs
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Included

    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Trash/Recycling Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage  
    •  Parking Nearby
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
    •  On-site Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 96 renter reviews

8.6
Location
5.5
Amenities
8.2
Management
9.1
Value
6.9
Social
8.7
Safety
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1500 Chicago Ave reviews and highlights

  • Most units have central heating and the apartments remain fairly warm during the Winter
  • No fancy amenities
  • Apartments facing Chicago Ave. have street noise
  • Very comfortable and clean
  • Large rooms and lots of closet space
  • Located in downtown Evanston and close to grocery stores and restaurants
  • Very good value for the money
  • Laundry room is reasonable
  • Rooftop is great for summer parties
  • Building staff is very attentive
  • Good location and most tenants are Kellogg students
  • Walls are thin and the building is old and a bit outdated
  • Love the natural light through the huge windows
  • Management is very responsive
  • Spacious living room
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Spacious place to live

I quite enjoy living at 1500 Chicago - my only complaint is the water pressure in the shower can be a little weak.

Spacious rooms with large closets make living here quite enjoyable. A good value for people who are looking to live downtown without spending an arm and a leg. Small gym and large sunroof round out the amenities.

Very responsive management - I've had all my issues taken care of within a day.

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Love my apt!!

Really spacious for an amazing price. Walking distance to Whole Foods and downtown Evanston.

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Spacious, worth for money but less fancy

The room is more spacious than other apartment in Evanston

The rent is among the cheapest

I love my room. It’s cozy!

However, the building is old and there is less fancy elements than other apartments

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Great apartment for living alone!

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Best value for money

Upside - Rent is one of the most competitive, location is great (close to Northwestern, supermarket, lakefront), area/space is big (room, living room), gym is small but very decent, there is staff onsite everyday most of the time who make sure things are in conditions and everything clean

Downside is the building is quite old, the bathroom and kitchen are OK but there is no stove exhaust, for example

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Older building - spectacularly maintained

I love living at 1500 Chicago because you get a great amount of space and cleanliness for your money. The apartments are not new (many are carpeted), but are very well maintained. I was pleasantly surprised by how well maintained the bathroom is, and that the kitchen has up to date appliances. In addition, I constantly see the staff of the building repairing, maintaining, cleaning both individual apartments and the building as a whole.

1500 is just a 20 minute walk to campus, similar to other apartment buildings. While it's not near the west of campus where many Kellogg students live, it is very close to Whole Foods and Trader Joes!

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Older Building, Good Value

The building is a bit older than E2, the Optimas, and other popular options, but the apartments are larger and it's definitely a better value. Easy walking distance from Target, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, the Hub, the CTA, and other apartment buildings. There's a gym in the building although it's nothing amazing.

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Large apartments, responsive management, great location

I love living at 1500 Chicago - big space, lots of natural light, one of the closest buildings to the Hub in downtown Evanston. Great price for a single place, definitely larger than most one bedrooms I saw elsewhere for ~$500 less per month. Older building, but gym and laundry room are clean and well-lit. Does not have as many Kellogg students as some of the newer buildings, so less socializing in-building.

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Good quality for the price

Pretty cheap if you compare to other buildings in Evanston. The apartment is nice (loads of natural light pouring in!) and very very spacious. Never cold in the winter and well air-conditioned in the summer. Only bummer is that no pets are allowed. There are a lot of Kellogg people in the building.

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Good value

Good management but limited facilities

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 27 Recs

Giordano’s
Buffalo Joe’s
World of Beer
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grocery 2 Recs

Whole Foods Market
Trader Joe’s
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convenience 2 Recs

Walgreens
7-Eleven
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fitness 34 Recs

Pure Barre
Akemi Fitness Method
IzzyFit Personal Training
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parks 6 Recs

Dawes Park
Merrick Rose Garden
Dog Beach
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coffee 14 Recs

Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Cupitol Coffee & Eatery
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...
Walkable
Easy Commute
Great Location
Student Friendly
Social Community
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Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
$
1,650
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

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Parking at 1500 Chicago Ave

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Downtown Evanston Reviews

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Evanston really is a nice town. There's loads of food, both chains and otherwise, and a number of shops and things if you don't mind moving around a little. Driving in the greater Evanston area is not a lot of fun, I will say. I get the sense that the city doesn't much like the University and its constituents, and that the students don't always respect the city. It's not a perfect relationship, but it works. I can easily walk or take transit to class on the Evanston campus, and when I have class in Chicago I take transit, which usually takes more than an hour in the morning and close to an hour coming home.
Downtown Evanston is super cute! There are tons of restaurants and a handful of bars so I find that it offers a good bit of variety for the neighborhood size. There are street festivals, a great farmers market, summer concerts in the square and other community events I've enjoyed. Would highly recommend Evanston anyone who wants access to the city but a self-sufficient "urban burb" type neighborhood.
We're one block from the centre of downtown Evanston. Clearly Evanston isn't going to win any awards for nightlife, culture or dynamism. But, you're not going to get than anywhere near campus. Good news is you're 2 blocks from Davis, which gets you to downtown Chicago in 30 mins.
Perfect small town (although it can be quite expensive sometimes). Great student vibe with great restaurants and bars.
And if you're tired of the small town vibe (or if you want to party hard), just head to Chicago, 30-50 minutes away!
This isn't right in the center of downtown Evanston, so it's not as well-lit as other areas. It feels very safe though, and there are lots of restaurants and grocery stores close by on both ends (towards downtown Evanston and towards Dempster/Main Street). It takes just over 20 minutes to walk to school, and bus stops (both Northwestern and CTA) are within a 5-minute walk. I really like this part of the neighborhood because it is more affordable than other areas.
Evanston isn't downtown Chicago, but taken at face value, it has a lot of convenient offerings, is picturesque, and is far better than a lot of non-big city college/B-school's locations.
7-8 min walk to all the restaurants
3-4 min walk to train
1 min walk 201 bus you can take to campus
pretty good connectivity and has bunch of Kellogg folks in the building
I love being in walking distance to everything downtown since I don’t have a car. It is also very easy to hop on the Metra or the L to go downtown for any reason.

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