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Mid-Rise Apartment
Downtown Evanston, 1570 Oak Ave | Evanston
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  •  Air Conditioning  
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot  
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets

User Rating

4.0
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2 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods
8 min via 201 (bus)
UP-N (rail) - 6 min
250 (bus) - 1 min
Dawes Park
17 min walk
In a quiet
neighborhood
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$850+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,000+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,400+
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  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Included

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

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Other Fees
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Surface Parking Lot  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
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Overall rating 4.0/10, based on 2 renter reviews

3.5
Location
1.5
Amenities
3.0
Management
7.0
Value
4.0
Social
Excellent
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Good
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1

1570 Oak Avenue reviews and highlights

  • No covered parking
  • Carpeted floors
  • Tiny kitchens
  • Close to downtown
  • Vintage Apartment
  • Building is old and hasn't been recently renovated
  • Shuttle is close by
  • One of the cheapest options in Evanston and its location is pretty close to downtown
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"Vintage Apt"

Definitely in the true spirit of the phrase "Vintage Apt" - it's an old building without great amenities. Carpeted floors, tiny kitchens that have not been renovated in 10+ years and old piping everywhere. However, it is cheap and probably one of the cheapest option in Evanston. It's location is pretty close to downtown but rather far from Jacobs Center.

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Dont live here

1570 Oak, while convenient to downtown, is NOT a good place to live while at Kellogg. It is a bit of a walk (~20 mins which feels worse in the winter). Shuttle is closeby. Building management is not good. No amenties. Building is old, no covered parking. Utils (except cable/internet) included. No pets allowed

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

23 Recommendations

Bat 17
World of Beer
Buffalo Joe’s
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2 Recommendations

Whole Foods
Trader Joe's
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1 Recommendation

CVS Pharmacy
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21 Recommendations

BOX Evanston
Green Bay Trail
Fonseca Martial Arts
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5 Recommendations

Dawes Park
Ridgeville Park District
Shakespeare Garden
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10 Recommendations

Dream About Tea
Kafein
Other Brother Coffeebar
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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
Great Accessibility
Proximity To Amenities
Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
$
1,125
1 Bedroom
$
1,480
2 Bedroom
$
2,200

Getting around Downtown Evanston

UP-N (rail)

6 min

Purple Line (metro)

7 min

250 (bus)

1 min

208/213 (bus)

2 min

93 (bus)

2 min

206 (bus)

7 min

Downtown Evanston Reviews

48 reviews
Great downtown location, two blocks to Whole Foods, 8min walk to Trader Joes/Jewel, 2 blocks from the lake front, across the street from a park, decent walk to campus (and campus shuttle stop outside). It's a quick 1.5 blocks to Nevins, Prairie Moon, Bar Louie, Cupitol and Bangers and Lace, and less than 10min to all the other bars students frequent.
There's plenty to do, but it still takes some effort to get downtown. If you want the quickest ride (metra), then you have to plan ahead and deal with the (infrequent) train schedule. The purple line only runs express during rush hour. Depending on the time of day, your commute can run 20 minutes to an hour and a half.
Optima Views is in a great location. It is a two minute walk to the CTA and Metra and is also close to all of the downtown Evanston restaurants and shops. The building is also in close proximity to good workout options including Evanston Athletic Club and studios (Pure Barre & Cyclebar).
Everything is good. Except that E2 is on the western edge, slightly north of downtown, so not exactly smack in the middle. There are better properties if you want to be in the middle of downtown Evanston, all of which are no further from NU campus anyway.
I love being close to both stretches of downtown Evanston - the Dempster and Chicago intersection with Union Pizzeria, etc. and Nevins, Coralie, Vinic, etc. as well as close walking distance to Whiskey Thief, Found, Bat 17, World of Beer, La Macchina, etc.
The neighborhood is great and we are directly across the street from the movie theater and restaurants. It's easy to take the train into the city from here as well. However, when the new building opens the walk time will increase significantly.
I like being in downtown Evanston because I'm close to both the Metra and L. I also like being close to the restaurants, bars and to a decent gym. I have to walk a block to get to a park for my dog but it's not that bad.
Its nice to have everything you need within walking distance - from fast casual restaurants to bars, sit-down restaurants and CVS. It provides all the convenience you need for your busy student life.

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