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Centrum Evanston

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

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9.0
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40 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 Sep 20

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,797+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,100+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,230+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$4,395+
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
$4,095+
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(872) 704-8022
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Room
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Lounge  
    •  Rooftop Deck
    •  Terrace Deck
    •  Theater Room
  • Included

    •  Basic Cable Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Internet Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Furnished Units Available
    •  Move-in Fee  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

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

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 9.0/10, based on 40 renter reviews

8.5
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8.7
Amenities
8.1
Management
7.1
Value
8.1
Social
8.9
Safety
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Jr One Bedroom Review

Nice apartment; walkable to campus; easy access to train; apartments are amazing and have great views; amenities are great; biggest issue is unsecure package delivery

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Great Apartment

It's a little on the expensive side, but the amenities are great and the management team is super responsive.

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Love it

Great having a peloton in the exercise room and a great TV in the 12 floor common area.

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Great New Apartment

Beautiful apartments, convenient to downtown Evanston and trains to downtown. Love living here (been here for 1.5 years). Only complaint is there is no on-site parking. A little further from the global hub than some other buildings with similar amenities.

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Great apartment building for students and commuters!

Centrum has been a great choice for me and my non-student husband who commutes downtown for work. While slightly further from the hub than other properties, it's super convenient to most everything else downtown and is a great building. The in-unit laundry, rooftop common space, gym and Klub rooms were selling points for us and have been great amenities. I like that this isn't a huge complex and it doesn't feel like just an extension of Kellogg as I think E2 often can. Management has been responsive when I need something addressed. I love the butterfly system at the front door where guests can call you to be let up or you can send them a key / pin in advance - this is a million times better than E2 west where someone has to physically let you in and up the elevator.

My only few complaints are 1.) if facing toward the lake, the blinds are completely ineffective at blocking out summer sunlight - you're blinded every morning by the sun. Sunsets on the opposite side of the building, however are amazing! 2.) During AC season the AC is either on or off at a particular temperature, you can't set it to auto where it shuts off when it reached your set temperature. It's kind of annoying to have to manually adjust it. 3.) Parking is a 5 minute walk which is less convenient than it being closer. There is a public lot in the back of the building with a loading/unloading space for residents but it's almost always full.

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Great apartments - Long walk & Poor Parking Options

The apartments themselves are fantastic. Well-maintained with a great, responsive management team. The gym is convenient with new equipment and is always spotless. However, it is a very long walk to the Hub (but super close to downtown Evanston restaurants/bars and mere steps from train stations). Also, if you have a car the nearest parking options are all $125+/mo and a 3-7 minute walk.

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Brand new building, lots of Kellogg students

Brand new building with great amenities and a beautiful design. Walls are a bit thin and maintenance can take a while to respond but otherwise a great place to live. Ideal for anyone who commutes downtown regularly as it is the closest apartment building to both the L train and the Metra. Definitely recommend!

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Brand New

Centrum is brand new and I was the first one to live in my brand new apartment. I really like the building a lot and the amenities provided and have not had any issues with appliances or other maintenance items. The one big letdown is that they do not have a 24 hour member on site like some of the other apartment complexes in Evanston. It is also next to the train tracks and although the windows are very soundproof, the summer days with the window open is not ideal.

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Great but pricey

Overall a good apartment but overpriced for what is offered. I am sure there are options in broader Evanston that offer better value but between the popular Kellogg apartments (Centrum, E2, Galleria, McManus) Centrum might be the best.

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Good amenities, good Kellogg community

Not cheap and doesn't have the same charm as some of the smaller buildings -- but lower-key than E2, with tons of Kellogg students. Appliances are nice, gym is nice, rooms are all new so still in good shape. Floors collect a little more dust for some reason, but relatively minor complaint.

Far from the Global Hub, but so far that hasn't been an issue. (There's always people splitting Ubers on the slack channel.) If you want to go into Chicago, it's nice to be right by the train lines.

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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...
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Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
$
1,650
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

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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

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All in all ideal downtown Evanston location. Very convenient for public transportation to Chicago, next door to local favorite Bennison's (love the late night smell of donuts baking), and walking distance to plenty of bars, restaurants, and stores. Once the Target goes up by Sherman Plaza and we have an alternative to Whole Foods close by this will be perfect.
McManus is located right next to Evanston downtown, so everything (restaurants, bars, groceries) is very close by. It's also right next to Northwestern campus (~15-18 minutes to Kellogg Global Hub by foot), which helps quite a lot, esp. in the winter when you'd want to keep your commute as short as possible.
We are across from the movie theater and Chilis. In our local neighborhood, we have shopping, events, bars, restaurants, and are a close walk for the Tuesday night parties. The Frost Bite stops by our front door, and both Davis Street stations are a block away or less.
I don't think there is any other place to live if you are a Kellogg student. Almost all the students live in this neighborhood, it's where all the restaurants are, and near the University and the train. The only place in Evanston that doesn't feels like a suburb.
Good central location in Evanston
Close to bars and other apartment buildings that other Kellogg students live in
~25 minute walk to the Global Hub
Evanston itself is just a little boring - no night life
Very close to Davis Metra station and Purple Line
The neighborhood is great and it is centrally located. There is grass around for walking dogs and the movie theater and restaurants are close by. It is somewhat far from the new Kellogg building, but most everything is now.
Great, quiet neighbourhood. Lots of students around obviously (mainly grad students in this area).

Pricey, for sure. Not a lot of cheap grocery/food options within walking distance.

The bar scene is mediocre at best.
Most Kellogg students live in downtown Evanston, everything is walking distance, and the building is a block away from the Intercampus bus stop, and 7 min walk distance from Davis station, which is very convenient.

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