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Centrum Evanston

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Downtown Evanston, 1590 Elmwood Ave | Evanston
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Private Balconies  
  •  Quartz Countertops
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.6
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57 Reviews

About this Location

UP-N (rail) - 5 min
208/213/250 (bus) - 4 min
Dawes Park
15 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
updated Oct 23

Studio, 1 Bath
$2,215+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,890+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,609+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$4,395+
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
$4,095+
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(872) 704-8022
  • Bathrooms

    •  Double Sinks (some units)
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets (some units)
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Room
    •  Dry Cleaning Valet Service
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Community Kitchen
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Events
    •  Resident Lounge  
    •  Rooftop Deck
    •  Terrace Deck  
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Gas Range
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave
    •  Quartz Countertops
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Move-in Fee  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight (some units)
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pets Limit  
    •  Restricted breeds
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Instructor-led Classes
    •  Yoga Studio
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available  
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies (some units)
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Overall rating 8.6/10, based on 57 renter reviews

8.6
Location
8.5
Amenities
7.7
Management
7.0
Value
8.1
Social
9.0
Safety
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Centrum

Smaller roof space. But in apartment amenities nice. Washer dryer in unit great. Overall nice space.

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Overall very good experience!

We have loved living at Centrum so far. Definitely on the high range of prices for Evanston, but also worth it. The gym and rooftop are amazing. Be sure you are comfortable with train noise though. Only downside is parking. There is no in-site parking. For an additional $100/month you get your own covered parking spot near Chilli's (5-6 minute walk, which could be painful during very cold days).

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Great Community with Poor Management and Weird Layout

Overall I love the apartment especially the location and the community. The amenities (roof, gym, study rooms) are amazing. The layout in the 2 bedroom unit has amazing sunlight and great bathroom amenities. However it is a little funky because 1) the smaller bedroom doesn't have room for a dresser, 2) the kitchen has very limited drawers and counter space, and 3) the recycling is inconvenient to locate. I don't have a car but there isn't any parking. Generally the maintenance is responsive.

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Centrum review

great place to live but tough if you have a car - the garage is not near the building (have to walk outside 5 minute)

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Over Rated

For the price point I don't think Centrum merits its place as the second most popular rental building. The units are nice but not well laid out. Amenities are marginal and found elsewhere.

Great location by the El if/when going downtown becomes a part of life.

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Great experience at centrum

Nice new apartments in a managed building

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Centrum Evanston Review

Awesome place to live, top quality and location!

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Nice amenities

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Great amenities, terrible management

It's a bit on the expensive side, but it's got killer amenities (roof with grill, common room, gym, free breakfast on Fridays, package lockers) and finding it and signing the lease was relatively easy to do from far away, sight unseen. That being said, with more time and the ability to visit other locations more off the beaten path, we probably would have chosen to go elsewhere for two main reasons. First the management. Second, the switch from cool to heat appears to be centrally controlled, which has left many residents in a lurch.

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Apartment is Great

Units are nice and well built. Like the facilities. Management is awesome. They really seem like they are there to make our experience better as opposed to trying to make as much money as possible off of us.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 26 Recs

Bat 17
Yeero Revolution
Buffalo Joe’s
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grocery 2 Recs

Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods Market
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convenience 2 Recs

Walgreens
7-Eleven
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fitness 38 Recs

Pure Barre
TITLE Boxing Club
McGaw YMCA
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parks 5 Recs

Merrick Rose Garden
Shakespeare Garden
Dawes Park
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coffee 18 Recs

Bennison’s Bakery
Cupitol Coffee & Eatery
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

Getting around Downtown Evanston


Parking at Centrum Evanston

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Parking garage adjacent to building, Starting at $85/month

Parking Near Centrum Evanston

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Downtown Evanston Reviews

461 reviews
Downtown is the place to live. You can walk to get groceries, get to campus within 20 minutes walking, even shorter by bus or quickest by bike. Most people live downtown so social activities revolve around apartment hangs/pregames and local bars.
Love the location of E2. While it's not quite in downtown, it's closer to the Hub than downtown and a 5-10 minute walk from any restaurants/bars
This is a prime location - 5 minutes from E2, Optima Horizons, and McManus. Across from the movie theater and Chili's
Easy access to Target, CVS, Coletivo. Also bus stop that goes to school right across the stret!
Everything you need is close by. 2 minute walk to the L and the metra (train to Chicago)
Kellogg students, NU students and some elderly. Few families. Lots of pets.
Evanston is great. The apartment is near Trader Joes, Jewel Osco, Binny's and Whole Foods (5 min walking). Lots of restaurant options nearby as well as anything you'd need for errands (post office, target, gyms, etc).
Perfect for grad school at Northwestern, but otherwise feels a bit suburban without a booming downtown. There are some good food/bar options, but also a handful of abandoned/empty retail locations -- I'm hoping that means new coffee shops/food venues are coming, but it doesn't look like it just yet.

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