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High-rise Condo
Downtown Evanston, 1580 Sherman Ave | Evanston
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Central A/C
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Indoor Pool
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.5
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17 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods
7 min walk
UP-N (rail) - 7 min
250 (bus) - 5 min
The Lakefill
21 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,750+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,400+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,300+
Contact Management At
224.999.1228
  • Kitchen Details

    • Granite Countertops
    • Stainless Steel Appliances
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
  • Living Room Details

    • Washer/Dryer In Unit
    • Hardwood Floors
    • Central A/C
    • Large Windows
  • View

    • Private Balconies
    • Amazing Views
  • Sports and Fitness

    • Indoor Pool
    • Fitness Center
  • Parking Details

    • Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms and Amenities

    •  •  Cat friendly
    •  •  Dog friendly
  • Convenience

    • Controlled Access
  • Building Related

    • Elevators
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Overall rating 8.5/10, based on 17 renter reviews

9.2
Location
8.1
Amenities
7.6
Management
8.4
Value
7.6
Social
9.0
Safety
Excellent
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Good
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0

Optima Towers reviews and highlights

  • Indoor pool and jacuzzi
  • Lots of space to entertain
  • Great amenities
  • All the appliances you need
  • 5 min bike ride to campus
  • Heated parking garage
  • Great for families
  • Lots of retirees
  • Close to all of Evanston's nightlife
  • Maintenance varies by your condo owner
  • Building is quiet
  • Large walk-in closets
  • Great view of Lake Michigan
  • Spacious bathrooms
  • Amazing location
  • Huge master bedrooms
  • Building has been wonderful
  • Modern apartments that are in great condition
  • Small, but functional gym
  • Close to lots of restaurants
  • Parking is included
  • Rent is very reasonable
  • Washer/Dryer included
  • Amazing balcony
  • Large modern kitchens
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OK place - cheap and cheerful

No more Kellogg students live in the building.

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Great apartment, close to everything

Quiet, very centric and spacious apartment. Close to school and other apartment buildings were Kellogg student live.

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Optima Towers

The apartment works great for myself and my family. We had some trouble finding apartments that would work for our two kids and golden retriever, but we were very happy to find this one. The complex is a blend of older individuals that work in the area or are retired as well as some Kellogg students. It is very quiet, which we like, and has a nice pool and small workout facility. Location is convenient to school (approx. 3/4 mile) and situated in the middle of downtown Evanston. Our unit is not the most updated, but has much more space in the living room (including an area for a full dining table) than some of the other high-end apartments we looked at.

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Wonderful other than management

This condo building is in a great location central to bars and restaurants. It's also right next to the metra and purple line station which is convenient for getting downtown. Each condo is a little different in terms of appliances/hardwood floors, but generally it has been maintained well. The biggest issue we had is with the management staff-- the move-in process was a huge pain.

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Spacious apartment in great location

Though the building is a bit older with some outdated elements (e.g., popcorn ceiling, orange patio railing), but you get a ton space for the price and the floor to ceiling windows offer a ton of natural light. It's located right in the middle of most bars and restaurants, a 5 minute walk to Whole Foods, and a 15 minute walk to Northwestern.

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Optima Towers

Awesome, spacious 2-bedroom in central location downtown. Available move in pre-CIM.

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Great place to live

very reasonable - more quiet than most kellogg buildings - great location - affordable price - no doorman is annoying and very long hallways - view is not stellar

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Roomy and quiet

I love the space we have - tons of natural light, a view of the lake, and tons of room for storage. I have no complaints about the building but you do have to go through a landlord which is less convenient than going through a management company. The gym is small but there is never an issue getting to use the equipment you want to. The pool isn't glamorous but it's nice that it's indoors to use the Jacuzzi in the winter. It's also in a great location for bars and restaurants but a bit far from campus.

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Great Location, Limited Kellogg Community

Optima Towers is located right in the center of downtown, so it's close to all the bars, food options. Rent is also reasonable for the huge amount of space in the apartment. My only complaint would be there are very few Kellogg students who also live in the building. There also is no doorman, if that is important to you.

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I enjoy living in Optima Towers. It's less than 15 minutes walking to the Jake and it has good amenities, like a gym and indoor pool. Our particular landlord (Kim Matsuzawa) is not very responsive/helpful, but the apartment is great and affordable.

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Signature Spots

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