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Downtown Evanston, 531 Grove St | Evanston
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  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Central A/C
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fireplace
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

User Rating

5.2
Average
4 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
7 min walk
213 (bus) - 1 min
UP-N (rail) - 10 min
Dawes Park
9 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

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  • Included

    •  Heat Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Gas Range
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Living Room

    •  Fireplace
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage  
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Overall rating 5.2/10, based on 4 renter reviews

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Amenities
5.7
Management
8.7
Value
3.0
Social
7.7
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Cheap, great location, but a bit too vintage

The apartment is over 100 years old and it feels like it living there. Adorable courtyard, great space for the price, but not worth it. I've always lived in old buildings, but this one is really rough. Constant leaks, chipping paint, creepy and unreliable basement laundry. The apartment feels dirty from decades of poor maintenance.

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Charming, great value, very old

The building is very charming and over 100 years old. Pros: it is unique, has a working fireplace, very spacious and very inexpensive. Very good location too. Cons: it's a very old building and with that comes quirks, malfunctions, and a general lack of glamour.

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Great Value Apartment

The rent is very affordable for Evanston (~$1030 for a 1 bedroom) and the location is convenient to the south part of the town. The apartment complex has a lot of "character", but can be a little difficult at times. Laundry takes quarters, is communal, and is in the basement. Management is great at responding to small, minor issues that need to be fixed, but is VERY HESITANT to put any investment into the apartment. Free heat is great in the winter. Street parking is pretty easy when you get the Evanston street pass. Also, it's very close to the bus stop, which makes getting to class easy in the winter.

NOTE: Kellogg's new building will be ~10 minute walk north of the Jacobs Center. This could make a relatively easy walk (15 minutes) more inconvenient (25 minutes).

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 27 Recs

Giordano’s
Buffalo Joe’s
World of Beer
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grocery 2 Recs

Whole Foods Market
Trader Joe’s
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convenience 1 Rec

Walgreens
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fitness 35 Recs

Pure Barre
Akemi Fitness Method
IzzyFit Personal Training
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parks 6 Recs

Dawes Park
Merrick Rose Garden
Dog Beach
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coffee 14 Recs

Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Cupitol Coffee & Eatery
Patisserie Coralie
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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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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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