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Downtown Evanston, 1890 Maple Ave | Evanston
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Outdoor Pool  
  •  Private Balconies  
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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7.5
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270 Reviews

About this Location

The Lakefill
17 min walk
UP-N (rail) - 6 min
93 (bus) - 1 min
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,963+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,159+
2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths
$3,143+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,645+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,484+
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  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Cold Storage for Grocery Delivery
    •  Conference Room
  • Entertainment

    •  Coffee Bar
    •  Game Room
    •  Game Table
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Hot Tub
    •  Resident Events
    •  Resident Lounge  
    •  Rooftop Deck
    •  Theater Room
  • Included

    •  Basic Cable Included
    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Internet Included
    •  Trash/Recycling Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
    •  Move-in Fee  
    •  Online Rent Payment
  • Living Room

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

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Electric Car Charging Stations
    •  Free Shuttle Service  
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pet Weight  
    •  Max Pets Limit  
    •  Pet Grooming Station
    •  Restricted breeds  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Aerobics & Cardio Room
    •  Basketball Court
    •  Fitness Center
    •  Outdoor Pool  
    •  Volleyball Courts
    •  Yoga Studio
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available  
    •  Pantry Closet
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies (some units)
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Overall rating 7.5/10, based on 270 renter reviews

7.7
Location
8.4
Amenities
5.8
Management
5.8
Value
9.4
Social
8.9
Safety
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Great
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Good
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Average
19
Terrible
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E2 Apartments reviews and highlights

  • social gatherings on the deck
  • loud in the summer
  • great view of lake michigan
  • gym is small
  • brand new building with lots of kellogg students
  • incredibly safe, secure building
  • free workout classes
  • best amenities in Evanston
  • parking is expensive
  • elevators are constantly breaking down
  • rent is a bit high
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Awesome amenities and updated units

We got a great deal on our E2 apartment! It's a great size for a 1bed/1bath with lots of storage space and extra storage lockers for rent. All apartments have huge windows for lots of natural lights and appliances are nice and updated. The communal area amenities are great too - we've particularly loved having the grills to use when the weather is nice. Management and maintenance respond really fast to requests/emails.

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Expensive but worth it

My roommate and I got the last two bedroom unit available for an Aug 1 move in and E2 uses dynamic pricing, so I feel like our rent is very overpriced. That said, I am so happy to be in this building. There are literally hundreds of Kellogg students living here so it’s been very helpful in meeting people and making friends, and the pool was awesome in the summer. The walk to the Hub is about 20 minutes and there’s almost always someone else walking from E2 at the same time so I’d have walking buddies for different classes. Internet and cable are included, and the internet isn’t always the best. Otherwise I have no complaints. Management is super responsive, the few issues I’ve had with my unit have all been addressed within 24 hours.

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Poor management, great location

Overall disappointed in E2! While it presents itself as a luxury apartment building, the appliances are terrible, the staff is rude, and the elevators break often. Can’t beat living so close to all your classmates, but I wish I would lived somewhere else the last two years.

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Great for Kellogg Students

Space is tight, rent is high, the front desk is rarely manned, and it's about a 20 minute walk to campus, but a lot of Kellogg students live in the building meaning a lot of social events and even club or group meetings happen at E2 which makes it a fun and convenient place to live if you want to be close to other students. It's also a quick walk to downtown Evanston and several other apartment buildings in the area that students live in. And the apartments and amenities are very nice and updated.

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Expensive for what it is

The good: central location (20min walk to campus, 5 minute walk to downtown Evanston and the metra), lots of Kellogg students in the building, has all of the basic amenities you would expect from a lux building (washer/dryer in unit, dishwasher, small gym). It also is generally pretty quiet between apartments - I never heard noise from my neighbors. However, the walls within the apartment are very thin - so if you have roommates, keep that in mind.

The bad: the front desk and doormen are often either incompetent or rude. Almost all the Kellogg students I know at E2 have had at least one negative experience with the doormen being rude to them (such as purposely not helping residents unlock their doors), or packages being misplaced or mishandled. Also, it's worth mentioning that the square footage is quite tiny in many units. I am in the largest 2b/2ba layout in E2, and my bedroom is less than 100 square feet.

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Good

Nice place to live. Nice amenities, clean, new design and construction, large layouts. Just not really worth the price they're charging. If it was a couple hundred dollars cheaper per month it'd be excellent.

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Great apartment

Great apartment! Love my townhouse.

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E2 Review (3bd 2 Bath - not the townhome)

Apartments are nice, and amenities (pool, basketball court, gym, movie theater room, grills, property common space) are pretty solid. The 3 bed 2 bath (not townhome) has good space. Walls in the apartment are pretty thin though. Can hear people in other rooms, and loud sounds can pass into other apartments.

Covid has impacted ability to use the gym, as apartments have to reserve times to use the gym. It can be difficult to get a reservation

A lot of Kellogg people in the complex, so makes it easier to naturally meet other students early on.

Haven't had much interaction with the management company. The few minor problems we've had so far (lights out, ac stopped working, etc) were fixed in a short period of time, and with little hassle.

Closer to campus than most other major apartment complexes for Kellogg students. Although its still a 20ish minute walk to Kellogg.

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Amazing Social Scene

I love living in E2. If one of your MBA priorities is to make friends, network, and have a great time, E2 is highly recommended. It is a predominantly Kellogg building which builds a great sense of community.

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Overall Good Apartment

Good apartment amenities. Wish it was closer to downtown evanston, but it's one of the closest buildings to campus, so that's the tradeoff.

Always clean, packages are easy to pick up, and lots of Kellogg students in building.

Wifi can be spotty sometimes and A/C fan turns off and on, so it's not consistently blowing.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 29 Recs

Buffalo Joe’s
Bat 17
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grocery 2 Recs

Whole Foods Market
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Walgreens
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fitness 35 Recs

Pure Barre
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parks 3 Recs

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coffee 15 Recs

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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
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1,650
1 Bedroom
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2,100
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

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Parking at E2 Apartments

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Parking garage in building, Self-park only, Reserved spaces available

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Downtown Evanston Reviews

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Evanston really is a nice town. There's loads of food, both chains and otherwise, and a number of shops and things if you don't mind moving around a little. Driving in the greater Evanston area is not a lot of fun, I will say. I get the sense that the city doesn't much like the University and its constituents, and that the students don't always respect the city. It's not a perfect relationship, but it works. I can easily walk or take transit to class on the Evanston campus, and when I have class in Chicago I take transit, which usually takes more than an hour in the morning and close to an hour coming home.
Downtown Evanston is super cute! There are tons of restaurants and a handful of bars so I find that it offers a good bit of variety for the neighborhood size. There are street festivals, a great farmers market, summer concerts in the square and other community events I've enjoyed. Would highly recommend Evanston anyone who wants access to the city but a self-sufficient "urban burb" type neighborhood.
We're one block from the centre of downtown Evanston. Clearly Evanston isn't going to win any awards for nightlife, culture or dynamism. But, you're not going to get than anywhere near campus. Good news is you're 2 blocks from Davis, which gets you to downtown Chicago in 30 mins.
Perfect small town (although it can be quite expensive sometimes). Great student vibe with great restaurants and bars.
And if you're tired of the small town vibe (or if you want to party hard), just head to Chicago, 30-50 minutes away!
This isn't right in the center of downtown Evanston, so it's not as well-lit as other areas. It feels very safe though, and there are lots of restaurants and grocery stores close by on both ends (towards downtown Evanston and towards Dempster/Main Street). It takes just over 20 minutes to walk to school, and bus stops (both Northwestern and CTA) are within a 5-minute walk. I really like this part of the neighborhood because it is more affordable than other areas.
Evanston isn't downtown Chicago, but taken at face value, it has a lot of convenient offerings, is picturesque, and is far better than a lot of non-big city college/B-school's locations.
7-8 min walk to all the restaurants
3-4 min walk to train
1 min walk 201 bus you can take to campus
pretty good connectivity and has bunch of Kellogg folks in the building
I love being in walking distance to everything downtown since I don’t have a car. It is also very easy to hop on the Metra or the L to go downtown for any reason.

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