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Mid-Rise Condo
Downtown Evanston, 1640 Maple Ave | Evanston
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.7
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9 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
7 min via 201 (bus)
UP-N (rail) - 2 min
208/213/250 (bus) - 1 min
The Lakefill
22 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,650+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,500+
Schedule Appointment At
(872) 704-8022
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Included

    •  Heat Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Landscape

    •  Community Garden
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

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

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 8.7/10, based on 9 renter reviews

8.3
Location
8.0
Amenities
8.8
Management
8.8
Value
6.6
Social
9.3
Safety
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Church Street Condos reviews and highlights

  • Excellent condos and amenities
  • High-end fixtures and finishes
  • Small gym for occasional workouts
  • Building staff is very friendly
  • Large, roommate friendly floorplans
  • Steps from the Metra and the Davis L stop
  • 5th floor deck area is beautiful
  • Bamboo wallpaper and cool light fixtures
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Loft style condo by Davis stop

This place is exceptionally spacious and has the modern touches & look of a modern loft (high pitched ceilings, concrete floor in the main area, in unit W/D, and lots of square footage for a 2 bedroom at this price in Evanston. The doorpeople are SO nice here and there is a nice small gym on site (and a tiny indoor pool too). For NU students, it's conveniently less than a block from the free 201 CTA bus that drops off at many of the main campus spots. Great for Kellogg students! And right beside both the Davis Metra and Davis el stops.

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Bright, spacious apartment in downtown Evanston

-great apartment, spacious, good landlord, but not a lot of Kellogg students

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Great for families

This is a great apartment complex. I don't think there are many renters in the building, it is primarily owned condos. There is a doorman and a free gym and indoor pool. This is definitely not a party condo but would be great for a couple or a family. The location is great, 15 minute walk to classes and 5 minutes to Whole Foods etc. It is also right near the L train and the Metro for commuting downtown. Our apartment has a lot of light, a nice layout and a balcony.

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Very good

Spacious, good location, big rooms, small gym, good parking.

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Church Street Station

Amazing condo and excellent location in downtown Evanston. Right above 27 live, close to the Metra/CTA for easy access to Chicago. There's a bus that takes you right to the Jake, otherwise it's not a far walk or bike ride. Happy to show the place during DAK in case you're interested!

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Industrial Chic - Nothing Like It!

It's been an awesome place to live, from the very unique look (exposed pipes and cement floor), expensive finishes (bamboo wallpaper and cool light fixtures) and huge layout. The building staff is very friendly and the 5th floor deck area is beautiful when it's nice enough to use it. There's a small gym, good enough for occasional workouts, but I wouldn't depend on it for a primary gym if you are a frequent exerciser. While we're close to outings at 27 live, the movie theater, some restaurants and steps from the metra and Davis L stop, the biggest drawback is that this building is a bit further from campus than some others. Still within a 15 minute walk, but not super convenient to pop back and forth to campus, especially during the coldest winter days. Overall, no regrets living here though!

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Church St Station

Excellent condos and amenities, great staff. Highly recommend!

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Large 2 bedroom with relatively equal sized rooms

Amenities vary between the units in 1640 Maple dependent upon what the owner has done to each unit. That said, the building has some of the larger floor plans in Evanston for two bedrooms. As compared to the Optimas, the bedroom sizes are larger and more equitable for the most part, while it is nicer than 1500 Chicago. It's right above 27 Live which is great for Tuesday nights and across the street from the Metra and El trains for easy travel down to the city. It is a bit on the further side from the Jake and is about 15 minutes to campus when walking. Overall, a great spot for a pretty good price.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

24 Recommendations

Soulwich
Farmhouse Evanston
Table To Stix Ramen
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Whole Foods Market
Trader Joe’s
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Walgreens
7-Eleven
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TITLE Boxing Club
9Round
Tier One Training Center
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Merrick Rose Garden
Shakespeare Garden
Dawes Park
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Bennison’s Bakery
La Macchina Cafe
Andy’s Frozen Custard
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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
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Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
$
1,200
1 Bedroom
$
1,600
2 Bedroom
$
2,500

Getting around Downtown Evanston

UP-N (rail)

2 min

Purple Line (metro)

5 min

250 (bus)

1 min

93 (bus)

3 min

201/205 (bus)

1 min

206 (bus)

12 min

Parking at Church Street Condos

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Parking Near Church Street Condos

Black And White Valet 1680 W. Farwell Ave.

100 min
$125 / month
Parking rates are for informational purposes only and may vary — for most up to date pricing, please reach out to the garage directly.

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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