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Mid-Rise Condo
Downtown Evanston, 1516 Hinman Ave | Evanston
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  •  Air Conditioning  
  •  Bike Storage
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Furnished Units Available
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets

User Rating

8.0
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8 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods
8 min walk
UP-N (rail) - 12 min
201 (bus) - 4 min
Centennial Park
9 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
updated 18 hrs ago

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,200+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,200+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,200+
Schedule Appointment At
(872) 704-8022
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Included

    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Lease Terms

    •  Furnished Units Available
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 8 renter reviews

8.8
Location
5.5
Amenities
7.0
Management
9.3
Value
6.0
Social
9.0
Safety
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Hinman House reviews and highlights

  • Great landlord and nice neighbors
  • 5 minutes to LA Fitness
  • 10-15 minute walk to campus
  • Great value
  • Near Whole Foods, bars, and restaurants
  • Windows are old and provide poor insulation
  • Next to NU shuttle bus
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Large, fully furnished bedroom in a quiet building

As a fully furnished apartment, this unit is perfect for one person or a couple who either don't have many belongings, or don't want to bother with moving them. One bedroom with two full bathrooms, the apartment comes with a pull out couch, two love seats, dining room set, every possible kitchen utensil (pots, pans, plates, silverware, etc) you can imagine, large flat screen TV, work desk, printer/fax, etc. Includes stove top, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and access to laundry machines on the first floor. Unit owner is a great guy and accommodating. Great location and a secure building

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"On a Residential Street..."

For the amount of rent I'm paying the apartment more than satisfies my need for space and safety! I live on a beautiful tree-lined block two blocks away from the lake and it's an easy 10 minute walk to campus. Although my building doesn't have any special amenities there's lots of closet space and huge living room!

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  • 2 beds / 2 baths
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Great bang for your buck

Hinman House is definitely an underrated housing option for Kellogg students. Each unit is a little bit different, but I live with a roommate in an updated and super spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. The first comment visitors make is always about how huge our apartment is; it's definitely the biggest one I've seen in Evanston. Since this is a condo building, it's pretty quiet and well-maintained. There's no doorman, but we have a secured entry (key fob) and an on-site maintenance guy that's pretty responsive. The location is pretty convenient too. We are a 5-10 minute walk away from most bars and restaurants, and about a 12-minute walk (on a beautiful tree-lined street) from the Jake. Another plus is that we were able to sign a 23-month lease at a great price, which is not always the case with some of the other more popular buildings. All in all, it's a great building at a great price with everything you need. No regrets about choosing this place over more expensive buildings with amenities I'd probably be too busy use.
Pros: Huge windows (lots of light); huge floor plan; lots of closet/storage space; close to bars/restaurants; < 10 minute walk to Trader Joes; < 5 minute walk to the lake; garage parking; great value.
Cons: No amenities (i.e. gym, pool, doorman); small community of Kellogg students in building; wall-unit air conditioning (no central a/c); electric stove.

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Good for the price

Enough for the price but doesn't have any amenities

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Nice location

Great location, 10-15 minute walk to school. Downtown central Evanston, near Wholefoods, bars, and restaurants. 5 minute to LA Fitness. Wooden furnished furniture. 100% ready on move-in date. Available starting end of June. Great landlord who's a former Kellogg student. Great value. Triple M should definitely consider.

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Huge apartment, good deal, very annoying management

Apartment is huge (everyone is always impressed by the size of our living room and master bedroom). Very good location in downtown Evanston and with the NU Shuttle Bus stop just around the corner. However, the management of the building is very annoying and we had several troubles/difficulties with them regarding move-in fees etc.

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Great value but basic accomodation

Hinman House (1516 Hinman Avenue) is a rather old building that management is doing a good job at maintaining but is still very basic. My studio is very spacious (400 sqf) but has not been renovated and hence has a very old style flavor to it. Windows in particular are old and do not provide good insulation. Otherwise neighbors are all very nice, there are no noise nor disturbances and the building manager is always here to help you.

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Great location, great value

Have loved living at 1516 Hinman. Very central to downtown Evanston and close walk to Kellogg. Highly recommend.

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Great Place

Cheaper, but larger. A 12 min walk to the Jacobs Center

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

28 Recommendations

Giordano’s
Cheesie’s Pub & Grub
Buffalo Joe’s
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3 Recommendations

Whole Foods
Jewel-Osco
Trader Joe's
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2 Recommendations

CVS Pharmacy
7-Eleven
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18 Recommendations

Pure Barre Evanston
Chicago Northshore Kinetics
Evanston Athletic Club
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4 Recommendations

Dawes Park
Shakespeare Garden
Dog Beach
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7 Recommendations

Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Bagel Art
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 highly walkable area has an open feel that one would deem “semi-urban”, and hosts most of the restaurants and bars popular with the student population. Most find this convenient and well established area an ideal place to call home.
Walkable
Easy Commute
Great Location
Student Friendly
Social Community
Great Accessibility
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Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
$
1,125
1 Bedroom
$
1,480
2 Bedroom
$
2,200

Getting around Downtown Evanston

UP-N (rail)

12 min

Purple Line (metro)

8 min

201/205 (bus)

4 min

208/213 (bus)

9 min

205 (bus)

3 min

93 (bus)

9 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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