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Centrum Evanston

New Construction
Downtown Evanston, 1571 Maple Ave | Evanston

Top Amenities

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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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About this Location

Trader Joe's
10 min via Purple Line (metro)
UP-N (rail) - 5 min
208/213/250 (bus) - 3 min
Dawes Park
15 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

updated Nov 20

Studio, 1 Bath
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
Schedule Appointment At
(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

The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

23 Recommendations

Bat 17
World of Beer
Buffalo Joe’s
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2 Recommendations

Trader Joe's
Whole Foods
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1 Recommendation

CVS Pharmacy
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22 Recommendations

Pure Barre Evanston
CrossFit Shoreside
Evanston Athletic Club
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4 Recommendations

Dawes Park
City of Evanston Recreation Divi...
Shakespeare Garden
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10 Recommendations

Dream About Tea
La Macchina Cafe
Other Brother Coffeebar
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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 highly walkable area has an open feel that one would deem “semi-urban”, and hosts most of the restaurants and bars popular with the student population. Most find this convenient and well established area an ideal place to call home.
Easy Commute
Great Location
Student Friendly
Social Community
Great Accessibility
Proximity To Amenities
Median rents in Downtown Evanston
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom

Getting around Downtown Evanston

UP-N (rail)

5 min

Purple Line (metro)

4 min

208/213 (bus)

3 min

206 (bus)

9 min

93 (bus)

3 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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