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Mid-Rise Apartment
Downtown Evanston, 617 Grove St | Evanston
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets

User Rating

6.4
Good
5 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods
8 min walk
UP-N (rail) - 9 min
205 (bus) - 2 min
Dawes Park
10 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
updated 13 hrs ago

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,050+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,095+
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  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Included

    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Lease Terms

    •  Minimum Lease Term  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Max Pet Weight  
    •  Max Pets Limit  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
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Overall rating 6.4/10, based on 5 renter reviews

7.0
Location
3.6
Amenities
5.4
Management
8.0
Value
4.4
Social
7.3
Safety
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617-625 Grove St. Apartments reviews and highlights

  • Comfortable place to live
  • Great value
  • Close to downtown
  • Underground parking for $100/month
  • Location is close to everything
  • High ceilings, newish kitchens, wood floors, and nice exposure to sunlight
  • May be a little noisy from the Grove St./Sherman St. intersection
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Building's not terrible, the property owners are atrocious

This building (physically) is not bad, and is generally pretty well kept. The location is great, though it will be a bit far from the new Kellogg building.
BUT, the elevator breaks down on the regular.

WORSE management is terrible and dishonest, they will tell you that you can sublet, but subletting turns out to be a nearly impossible process with Evanston Neighborhood Properties (ENP). Additionally, either their staff is incompetent, there is incredible miscommunication within ENP, or archaic rules are applied unevenly amongst residents. I know several people who rent from ENP in this building and in others and everyone who I know who rents from them shares this opinion.

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  • Studio / 1 bath
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Great if you don't need amenities

Small studios, budget prices. No amenities, but building is perfectly good. A bit further from new Kellogg building - I haven't experienced the winter walk yet so that may change my rating. Then again, closer to downtown so good for bars and restaurants. Very few Kellogg students live in this building, so there's not a community, but it's also nice and quiet.

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Sunny Studio

Studio has a large closet and separate kitchen space with dishwasher. Big living space. Creepy elevator.

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Just fine while at school

Doesnt have all the bells and whistles, but high ceilings, new(ish) kitchens, wood floors, and nice exposure to sunlight make this a comfortable place to live. can be a little noisy due to grove street/sherman street intersection, but location is close to everything.

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Good brownstone

Good brownstone that's close to lake and downtown; a 15 min walk to campus. Building has no amenities (gym, etc) except for underground parking ($100/mo), but has been great value for what you get

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

26 Recommendations

Buffalo Joe’s
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Bat 17
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2 Recommendations

Whole Foods
Trader Joe's
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2 Recommendations

CVS Pharmacy
7-Eleven
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21 Recommendations

Pure Barre Evanston
LA Fitness
Evanston Athletic Club
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4 Recommendations

Dawes Park
Shakespeare Garden
Dog Beach
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7 Recommendations

Other Brother Coffeebar
Dream About Tea
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
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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)

9 min

Purple Line (metro)

7 min

205 (bus)

2 min

201 (bus)

3 min

208/213 (bus)

6 min

93 (bus)

6 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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