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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

6.9
Good
7 Reviews

About this Location

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

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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,200+
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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 6.9/10, based on 7 renter reviews

7.6
Location
3.3
Amenities
5.1
Management
7.6
Value
5.1
Social
7.2
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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A little bit of character

A vintage building but has an elevator (though it’s slow); laundry in basement ($1.25 to wash $1.00 to dry); 10 minute walk to campus; 5 minute walk to Target and Whole Foods; tons of storage space throughout apartment. However, small kitchen and not a ton of counter space and the bathroom needed to be painted. That said, the property management co. has been updating many of the apartments in its several buildings so some of the kitchens and bathrooms are brand new.

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Great building, mixed signing

I had a lot of trouble working with Evanston Neighborhood Properties. They forgot I was coming to look at places, scrambled to find appropriate options, and ultimately gave me the wrong move-in date for the place I signed for. They also waited almost 3 weeks to tell me they had forgotten to submit my application (luckily no one else applied, so was able to still claim). They felt bad about mixups and offered $100 rebate...but it was extremely aggravating trying to negotiate remotely when I had no backup options.

Once moved in, have been super happy. Building is quiet and well maintained. Unit is perfectly sized for 1 person and has incredible windows and light. Maintenance has been very responsive, showing up at 1am to saw my door down when my lock malfunctioned and I got stuck inside my apartment (freak thing), and had my door replaced very quickly.

Feel super lucky to have found a great place in a great location for literally half what many of my peers pay in luxury towers.

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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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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

dining 28 Recs

Buffalo Joe’s
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
World of Beer
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grocery 2 Recs

Whole Foods Market
Trader Joe’s
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convenience 2 Recs

Walgreens
7-Eleven
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fitness 33 Recs

Pure Barre
Akemi Fitness Method
Evanston Athletic Club
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parks 6 Recs

Dawes Park
Merrick Rose Garden
Dog Beach
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coffee 14 Recs

Cupitol Coffee & Eatery
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
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
Great Accessibility
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Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
$
1,650
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

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Downtown Evanston Reviews

506 reviews
Downtown Evanston has everything you need. E2 is walkable to campus, a Target, and plenty of restaurants, as well as Metra and L stations to get to Chicago. Right across the street is a Subway, a Thai restaurant, and a pizza place, plus there’s a 7-Eleven about a block away, so you’re very close to options if you need food in a pinch.
Close to downtown Evanston but a bit far from E2/the reserve. One of closest apartments to Trader Joes/Whole Foods/Jewel Osco while also being close to campus. Very close to the lake!
Downtown Evanston has everything you need from a downtown including grocery stores, restaurants, and convenience stores.
Downtown Evanston is great - plenty of great food within walking distance, Metra and El trains right nearby, a really nice place to be. Only downside is it's far from school and the only truly walkable grocery store is a Whole Foods, which can get expensive. Overall, wouldn't want to live elsewhere though.
Close to grocery stores and restaurants. Very easy access to Lake Michigan as well!
There isn't much to do here, but that's true pretty much everywhere in Evanston. We're in walking distance to all of "downtown" Evanston, so restaurants / fast food / subway, etc. It's a slightly longer walk than desired to Kellogg, but that's fine.
The apartment is central to downtown and is walking distance to most bars, restaurants, shops, beach, etc. Evanston is a bit of a sleepy town (especially during the pandemic...I've been told it was much more vibrant pre-pandemic).
I live just south of the main downtown area, and it's the perfect intersection of being close to the action but also a bit removed when you want some quiet. I like being a in a more residential pocket, so there is slightly less foot traffic and really nice areas to walk around with a dog, etc.

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