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Downtown Evanston, 1420 Chicago Ave | Evanston
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Bike Storage
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot  
  •  Walk-in Closets

User Rating

5.4
Average
5 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods
9 min walk
UP-N (rail) - 13 min
Purple Line (metro) - 4 min
Dawes Park
10 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,395+
Schedule Appointment At
(847) 813-7457
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge
  • Included

    •  Basic Cable Included
    •  Internet Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Surface Parking Lot  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
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Overall rating 5.4/10, based on 5 renter reviews

4.4
Location
4.0
Amenities
4.2
Management
7.8
Value
4.8
Social
8.0
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1420 Chicago reviews and highlights

  • Older building but the apartments are fairly big and have hardwood floors
  • 5-7 minute walk to the LA Fitness
  • Trade off is that its fairly far from Northwestern's campus
  • Bus stop is a block away that takes you to campus
  • Living space is big
  • Free heat is great in the winter
  • Kitchen is on the smaller side
  • Small gym which is fairly limited on equipment
  • Close to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Jewel Osco
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Management could be better

BJB Management is pretty bad. They don't do a whole lot for the tenants, and the wifi was horrible during the first year living here. The saving grace is how cheap it is. Definitely a trade-off.

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The walk can get old in the winter

The location is about .8 miles from the business school, which takes about 12-15 minutes to walk. There is a bus that runs about every 30 minutes, with increased frequency in the winter. This apartment is about a 5-7 minute walk south from Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Jewel Osco, and about a 5-7 minute walk north to the LA Fitness. It's an older building but the apartments are fairly big and have hardwood floors. It's not a good location if you plan on hosting Kellogg people, because a lot of Kellogg people live north of you and tend to go out in that area. There is a small gym but it is has very little equipment. The building is a mix of grads and undergrads, but it usually pretty quite.

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Just OK

The building is outdated, a bit far from the campus (especially for winter). The living space is big but the kitchen is very small. I would pay a bit more to live in Optima Horizon.

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Gets the job done, far location, good value

We are paying several hundred dollars less per person than the average Kellogg student, so the trade-offs are slightly lower quality of building and amenities. Having said that, there are no key issues. Sometimes the internet goes out but it has gotten a lot better since starting here.

My biggest complaint is that the apartment management won't talk to the internet company; they give you the contact information and tell you to do it yourself when an issue arises.

Having free heat in the winter is great.

Another trade-off is that the location is very far from campus. We are probably the farthest walk of any apartment (15 min), but there is a bus stop a block away that drops you off right in front of the Jake.

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Signature Spots

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