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Mid-Rise Apartment
Downtown Evanston, 1616 Hinman Ave | Evanston
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  •  Air Conditioning  
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Pantry Closet
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot  
  •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets

User Rating

6.8
Good
4 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods
6 min walk
201/205 (bus) - 4 min
UP-N (rail) - 15 min
Centennial Park
7 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,750+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,100+
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  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Living Room

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

    •  Surface Parking Lot  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
  • Storage

    •  Pantry Closet
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Overall rating 6.8/10, based on 4 renter reviews

8.2
Location
4.8
Amenities
5.5
Management
7.8
Value
6.0
Social
9.0
Safety
Excellent
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1616 Hinman Avenue reviews and highlights

  • Older building
  • Great location
  • 11 minute walk to Northwestern's campus
  • Lacking in community amenities
  • Great value for the price you pay
  • Elevators and washing machines break down semi-frequently
  • Close to the Lake and coffee shops/grocery stores
  • Further from downtown
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Great value

My roommate and I pay less than $1000 to live really close to Whole Foods and the downtown Evanston restaurants. The building doesnt have many amenities, but it is a great price for the size and location.

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Overall great value

Great location, about an 11 minute walk to school. It's also very close to bars and restaurants. The building itself has very little community or amenities, but its a great value for the price you pay. Only big issue I have with it is that you need a landline for the buzzer system to work.

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Some nice perks but poorly maintained

I was looking for a building that had character but learned there is a difference between character or "vintage" and just plain old. I have realized it is a lot in the maintenance. In our building things frequently break down: the elevators, washing machines, and stuff in our apartment. While the management eventually fixes most things, they dont seem to be investing in the place for the long run.
To me, the perks were the price (it is less than many other buildings but still not cheap) and proximity to Northwestern, the Lake, and coffee shops/grocery stores. It is a little further from Downtown Evanston and fast food options so its also a good option if you dont mind eating at home as opposed to picking up Chipotle a lot or whatever.
Overall I am disappointed in the management more than anything. Think the building could be a lot better if they just paid attention to it.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

28 Recommendations

Giordano’s
Bat 17
Buffalo Joe’s
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Whole Foods
Trader Joe's
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CVS Pharmacy
7-Eleven
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Pure Barre Evanston
Bikram Yoga Evanston
Evanston Athletic Club
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Dawes Park
Lighthouse Beach
Dog Beach
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Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Bagel Art
Kafein
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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
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)

15 min

Purple Line (metro)

10 min

201/205 (bus)

4 min

93 (bus)

12 min

208/213 (bus)

12 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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