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High-rise Apartment
Downtown Evanston, 1725 Orrington Ave | Evanston
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Air Conditioning  
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Business Center
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Furnished Units Available
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

User Rating

6.4
Average
96 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
6 min walk
UP-N (rail) - 9 min
201 (bus) - 3 min
The Lakefill
19 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,125+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,480+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,615+

student only housing

Open to Northwestern students only.

Please visit Northwestern's student housing site or call (847) 467-4663 for leasing information.

  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
  • Entertainment

    •  Game Room
    •  Resident Lounge
  • Included

    •  Electricity Included
    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Internet Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Microwave
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Lease Terms

    •  Furnished Units Available
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 6.4/10, based on 96 renter reviews

9.4
Location
5.4
Amenities
7.6
Management
6.9
Value
8.2
Social
8.6
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McManus Living-Learning Center reviews and highlights

  • Furnishing is a little old
  • All utilities included
  • Exclusively for Kellogg students
  • Great value
  • Carpets could be better
  • Noise-proof walls
  • Building is a little old
  • The laundry room is easy to use and affordable
  • Some of the apartments are refurbished
  • Management is very good
  • Gym is a little small
  • Very close to campus
  • Management is responsive and helpful
  • Extremely convenient location
  • 5 minutes from bars, restaurants, and shops
  • Whole Foods is across the street
  • Underground parking is available
  • Transportation for all Kellogg events start from here
  • Lots of study rooms and communal social areas
  • Very social community
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Mcmansion

If you went to school in India, McManus is a 100 times better than any hostel that you're used to. Convenience trumps everything else.

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choice of convenience

dt location super convenient; responsive maintenance team; spacious room; free laundry and utilities; access to study room and printing facilities, amazing value

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Be aware of the trade-off

McManus is the most convenient option by far: it is close to campus, includes all bills and utilities in the price, there is a streamlined payment process through Kellogg's standard tuition payment portal, apartments are furnished, and there are printers and study rooms available within the building. However, the building is old and all of the positives do come at a trade-off! Some apartments have very little sunlight and the furniture in the units is old and sometimes stained. It's not a deal breaker, but just make sure you are comfortable with this too.

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old but easy to settle

very convenient, especially for international students who have never stayed in US before, this is super helpful to settle down in MMS with almost everything is ready

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Convenient but HIGH HIGH Price with Low Quality

McManus is convenient because it is a dorm for Kellogg students only and many of your classmates live there. Also, there are meeting rooms, which are used for a lot of group meetings, and printers. During winter months, not walking out to meetings is nice.

However, the place is very very old with minimum maintenance. I had many problems. My wooden drawers in kitchen is so old that I do not feel comfortable putting plates in them. Some cabinets doors do not close so tape is used to hold them in place. The list can go on and on. Lastly, for a studio, I am paying over $1400 a month. That is a ridiculous price to charge while not maintaining the place to be in a good shape.

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Convenient

Certainly not the fanciest or most modern place, but it's super convenient and nice fellow Kellogg residents!

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Not fit for purpose

Old building. Heating and cooling is terrible. Kitchens don’t even have ventilators or extractors. Washers and driers don’t work half the time. Study room equipment is obsolete and do not work. This building needs to be torn down.

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Nice location but terrible value and poorly upkept building.

Building and apartment have aged significantly since first construction and has not been kept up well. Most of the furniture appears to be at least 10-20 years old.

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Hidden gem of Evanston!!!

Absolutely love this apartment building!

Pros:
- HUGE apartment. Lots of space for hosting parties / study sessions
- Great management
- Super responsive maintenance
- My unit was renovated last year - all new appliances
- 17 min walk from the Hub
- Beautiful, tree-lined street on Hinman
- Super close to Whole Foods

Cons:
- some undergrads in the building
- very minor bug issues at the beginning of the quarter
- washer and dryer in the basement, but it's really not a big deal. Never have had to wait for a washer / dryer

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Convenient

Not the best facilities but very convenient

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 27 Recs

Buffalo Joe’s
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
Bat 17
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grocery 1 Rec

Whole Foods Market
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convenience 2 Recs

7-Eleven
Walgreens
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fitness 33 Recs

Pure Barre
Evanston Athletic Club
Akemi Fitness Method
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parks 7 Recs

Dawes Park
Merrick Rose Garden
Clark Street Beach
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coffee 14 Recs

Andy’s Frozen Custard
Cupitol Coffee & Eatery
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
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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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Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
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1,650
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

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Downtown Evanston Reviews

385 reviews
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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