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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
Safety
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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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  • Studio / 1 bath

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
$
1,650
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

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Downtown Evanston Reviews

461 reviews
Downtown is the place to live. You can walk to get groceries, get to campus within 20 minutes walking, even shorter by bus or quickest by bike. Most people live downtown so social activities revolve around apartment hangs/pregames and local bars.
Love the location of E2. While it's not quite in downtown, it's closer to the Hub than downtown and a 5-10 minute walk from any restaurants/bars
This is a prime location - 5 minutes from E2, Optima Horizons, and McManus. Across from the movie theater and Chili's
Easy access to Target, CVS, Coletivo. Also bus stop that goes to school right across the stret!
Everything you need is close by. 2 minute walk to the L and the metra (train to Chicago)
Kellogg students, NU students and some elderly. Few families. Lots of pets.
Evanston is great. The apartment is near Trader Joes, Jewel Osco, Binny's and Whole Foods (5 min walking). Lots of restaurant options nearby as well as anything you'd need for errands (post office, target, gyms, etc).
Perfect for grad school at Northwestern, but otherwise feels a bit suburban without a booming downtown. There are some good food/bar options, but also a handful of abandoned/empty retail locations -- I'm hoping that means new coffee shops/food venues are coming, but it doesn't look like it just yet.

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