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Mid-Rise Apartment
Downtown Evanston, 1600 Hinman Ave | Evanston
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  •  Additional Storage Available
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Central A/C
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fireplace
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  High Ceilings
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

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7.8
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53 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
6 min walk
213 (bus) - 2 min
UP-N (rail) - 13 min
Centennial Park
8 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,035+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,200+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,900+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,800+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,000+
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  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Included

    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Living Room

    •  Fireplace
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  High Ceilings
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  On-site Maintenance
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
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Overall rating 7.8/10, based on 53 renter reviews

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6.8
Management
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Value
6.1
Social
8.0
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John Evans Building reviews and highlights

  • Kitchen appliances aren't new, but work well
  • Quiet surrounding area
  • Vintage building, but well maintained
  • Great value per square foot
  • Very close to Whole Foods
  • Utilities included
  • Elevator is really small
  • Laundry room in the basement can be a little difficult to access
  • Great location
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Love it

Although the building is very old, the apt is pretty new in the inside! We love our view and the big windows! It’s a very good deal!

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Great Value

It's a great building, a decent amount of Kellogg students. It's quiet, each apartment is different so you MUST visit the unit before renting. Honestly, you can't beat the location. Cons: it's an old building, the laundry room is a journey to reach, hallways are a bit scary but the apartments are beautiful.

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Great value -- no perks but lots of space for the money, plus historic charm!

Old-school Chicago building, no frills but huge units at a great rate and nice chill assortment of Kellogg students. Be sure to get exact photos or a tour of your unit because they have all been updated at vastly different eras, example some have dishwashers and some do not. The building manager, Ramon, is amazing.

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oldie but goodies

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John Evans Building Review

1600 hinman studio

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Beautiful, low-key place to live

I have loved living at 1600 Hinman. There is a good group of Kellogg people living here, but it's a much more low-key, quiet vibe than some of the bigger properties in downtown Evanston. The apartments are really spacious and bright, and our live-in super is very responsive and makes it a great place to live.

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Cosy Apartment

It's an old building, without the bunch of amenities other buildings have but it's much more affordable (at least compared with the other offers I had at the time) and feels like a true home, not a hotel room

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The best value and the most character!

I am so thankful to have found this apartment building! I find it perfectly suits my tastes, as opposed to the sterile offerings of E2, the dorm-room feel of Optima Horizons, and the poor quality of other lesser-known buildings. Without fail, every friend that comes over says:

1) It's so cozy!
2) You got the best deal
3) I may look into moving in here next year

Pros:
- Can't-be-beat price
- More space than I know what to do with!
- Beautiful crown molding/wood floors
- Big windows with lots of light
- Plenty of Kellogg students (90% of my floor)
- Convenient location next to Whole Foods/downtown
- On an idyllic tree-lined street with beautiful courtyard
- Heated parking garage (not included with rent)
- Great noise insulation between rooms
- Friendly, responsive building supervisor

Cons:
- Dingy hallways
- Washer/dryer in basement side-room (coin-op)
- Room layout varies widely
- Some rooms don't have dishwashers/have old countertops
- Radiator heating

It's definitely not for everyone but, for the right person, 1600 can be a fantastic option.

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Amazing Value- Lots of Character

I love living in this building. It is the closest unit to the lake, which is great when the weather is good. Also less than a 15 minute walk to the Global Hub. The building has lots of character and the price cannot be beat. The building handyman is also very responsive.

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Great value

Huge studio, great value, and great location. It's an older building, so there are some janky things like dark hallways, stove doesn't have a fume hood, but all the essentials are there, and lots of Kellogg students in the buliding

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 30 Recs

La Cocinita Restaurant
Giordano’s
Joy Yee’s Noodle Kitchen
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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 33 Recs

Akemi Fitness Method
Chicago Northshore Kinetics
Pure Barre
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parks 7 Recs

Dawes Park
Merrick Rose Garden
Dog Beach
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coffee 14 Recs

Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Patisserie Coralie
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 hig...
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Student Friendly
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Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
$
1,650
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

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Downtown Evanston Reviews

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All in all ideal downtown Evanston location. Very convenient for public transportation to Chicago, next door to local favorite Bennison's (love the late night smell of donuts baking), and walking distance to plenty of bars, restaurants, and stores. Once the Target goes up by Sherman Plaza and we have an alternative to Whole Foods close by this will be perfect.
McManus is located right next to Evanston downtown, so everything (restaurants, bars, groceries) is very close by. It's also right next to Northwestern campus (~15-18 minutes to Kellogg Global Hub by foot), which helps quite a lot, esp. in the winter when you'd want to keep your commute as short as possible.
We are across from the movie theater and Chilis. In our local neighborhood, we have shopping, events, bars, restaurants, and are a close walk for the Tuesday night parties. The Frost Bite stops by our front door, and both Davis Street stations are a block away or less.
I don't think there is any other place to live if you are a Kellogg student. Almost all the students live in this neighborhood, it's where all the restaurants are, and near the University and the train. The only place in Evanston that doesn't feels like a suburb.
Good central location in Evanston
Close to bars and other apartment buildings that other Kellogg students live in
~25 minute walk to the Global Hub
Evanston itself is just a little boring - no night life
Very close to Davis Metra station and Purple Line
The neighborhood is great and it is centrally located. There is grass around for walking dogs and the movie theater and restaurants are close by. It is somewhat far from the new Kellogg building, but most everything is now.
Great, quiet neighbourhood. Lots of students around obviously (mainly grad students in this area).

Pricey, for sure. Not a lot of cheap grocery/food options within walking distance.

The bar scene is mediocre at best.
Most Kellogg students live in downtown Evanston, everything is walking distance, and the building is a block away from the Intercampus bus stop, and 7 min walk distance from Davis station, which is very convenient.

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