Northeast Evanston

Suburban Setting & Popular for Kellogg MBA Students
Quieter than downtown with a suburban feel and calmer setting, yet still close to campus for Kellogg students. Northeast Evanston offers convenient access to transit for students who still want access to downtown Evanston. Aside from downtown, this is the most popular spot for Kellogg MBA students and for good reason - it's safe and has solid restaurants & bars.

Renters rave about this neighborhood for the value you get compared to other parts of Evanston and greater Chicago. While it might not be the most lively place, it's great for those who want a nice place and a quiet setting.
What Northeast Evanston Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.3
value
8.3
amenities
6.8
social
6.0
management
8.1
safety
5.3
Median rents in Northeast Evanston
Studio
$
1,650
1 Bedroom
$
1,800
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

Living in
Northeast Evanston

Safe
Quiet Neighborhood
Proximity To Amenities
Great Restaurants And Bars
Walkable
Lots Of Shopping Options
Easy Commute
Pet Friendly
Northeast Evanston — 7.8/10 Rating (based on 39 neighborhood reviews)
I think technically this is considered Northeast Evanston, but you'd never know it. It does feel a bit more suburban than downtown does, but you are just so close to downtown that it feels weird calling it something else. It has all the benefits of being in downtown while being a bit more peaceful.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
819 Foster Street
-Ridge road near The Reserve is a bit dark, but I have never had an issue coming home late at night.
-Close to Ingraham Park and the Golf Course where we take our dog.
-Close to undergrad houses on Foster street and further north on Ridge Ave. -Overall good neighborhood experience.
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7
/10
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The Reserve at Evanston
Classic college town. Some shopping and restaurants but not much variety. Lots of outdoor areas if you have a family or pet. Two L stops make Chicago highly accessible. Safe community.
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8
/10
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819 Foster Street
Close to downtown and campus. Close to EL station, and a few restaurants. Also close to E2 and 1717 so very close to a large % of Kellogg students.
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9
/10
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The Reserve at Evanston
A good side of town for commuting to Northwestern - 5 mins driving/Uber. 15 min walk
Downtown Evanston is like 4 blocks away
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/10
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The Reserve at Evanston
Neighborhood is safe -- lots of other Kellogg students nearby. Occasional emails from Northwestern warning of criminal activity in the area, but I have not witnessed anything that makes me feel unsafe.

Neighborhood is also quiet as its a decent walk from the bars and other nightlife.
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The Reserve at Evanston
Walkability to the Foster CTA, E2, and the Davis Street Metra is a definite plus. Subway across the street is good for being on the run, although wish there was a coffee shop a touch closer. Would definitely recommend a bike for trips to / from the new Kellogg building.
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The Reserve at Evanston
Sherman and Noyes is a great little pocket of Evanston with lots of shops and restaurant options, a specialty grocer and easy access to the train. There are a lot of undergrads in the area but the noise hasn't been a problem at all. Great for couples, families and pets.
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2210 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL
Not much in this area. There's a Subway, Thai restaurant, Pizza Hut, and fried chicken place called Chicken Shack nearby. Also a dry cleaner. But it's really only a 10-15 walk to the rest of the bars and restaurants that Kellogg students tend to frequent.
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8
/10
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The Reserve at Evanston
Good safe neighborhood
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The Reserve at Evanston
Very easy to get to the El, a direct walk to campus that is shorter than coming from most other apartment buildings in Evanston, easy to get to bars and restaurants downtown.
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8
/10
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The Reserve at Evanston
Safe, walk around at night all the time as a woman without worrying about it. Evanston is boring but has everything you need (grocery, bars, enough decent restaurants).
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8
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The Reserve at Evanston
This is a quiet and safe area. It is a reasonable walk to downtown and Northwestern campus, but you will probably want a car for errands.
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6
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2314 Sherman Avenue
1 block from E2, safe, residential. 20min walk to campus, 7-10 minute bike. 5 minute walk to the purple line.
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The Reserve at Evanston
Close to E2 and other apartment buildings and closer to the new building than many of the complexes downtown
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8
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The Reserve at Evanston
Lively, convenient, and closer to the Hub than most buildings.
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819 Foster Street
Just fine
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The Reserve at Evanston
Ridge Ave. is extremely loud.
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The Reserve at Evanston
10 min walk from Jake, 15 from downtown Evanston.
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The Reserve at Evanston
Neighborhood is fine and close to the Jake.
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The Reserve at Evanston
Location couldn't be better. Best combination of accessibility to downtown while being a solid 10 minutes closer to the hub than most other places. An extra 20 minutes a day during those Chicago winters means a lot. You're 1 minute away from the Foster Street train stop but you'd have to make an effort to try to hear it when you're in your apartment. Our dog is scared of loud sounds and she hasn't been bothered at all.

They may bucket this as "Northeast" Evanston but if it is it's right on the line. The line is also moving North (as the hub pulls it that way). The surrounding area is nicer as well as it feels a bit more suburban than downtown does (and the houses in the surrounding streets are insanely nice), but again, you are 5-10 minutes from downtown. "Best of both worlds" sounds cliche but it's a perfect description of this place.
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819 Foster Street
Pretty much everyone in Kellogg lives near-ish to downtown Evanston and I'd say it's definitely helpful so that you can easily meet up with others or get to and from social events. Evanston is pretty cute too!
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The Reserve at Evanston
Very quiet, close to D&D grocery store. Need to walk to downtown Evanston a lot though, and every Uber in Evanston costs $7. Nice, safe, neighborhood.
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2247 Ridge
it is quiet but not enough place for social and eating. it seems less safe then evanston dt. but the transportation is convenient for me to commute
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8
/10
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The Reserve at Evanston
The neighborhood is very residential. Some of the units are located next to the train tracks.
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The Reserve at Evanston
The neighborhood is perfect. For Kellogg students, it's close to the Jake, relatively close to the new building, and close to all the other Evanston apartments to never be a problem meeting up with people. It's right next to the Foster St L line and a couple blocks from the Metra.
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819 Foster Street
Close to downtown and other areas where most students live.
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The Reserve at Evanston
I love the neighborhood. It's only a 10 minute walk out of downtown Evanston, but the immediate vicinity has a cute coffee shop, several very good independent restaurants, and a small grocery store (including liquor/beer) that generally meets all my needs.
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8
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2247 Ridge
Surrounded by tons of awesome (expensive) houses, low traffic, lots of parking. Great place to be!
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2314 Sherman Avenue
A little further from downtown, but doesn't impact one's ability to go out or meet up with other friends. There are also quite a few Kellogg students who live in the Reserve.
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8
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The Reserve at Evanston
Quieter than the downtown Evanston area or E2. Lots of families, and some Northwestern undergrads. Far north, so it's closer to the Hub than the larger buildings downtown.
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8
/10
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819 Foster Street
Neighborhood is fine. Food options are limited and it's a bit of a hike from the Hub (20-25 minutes depending on how fast you walk). Would recommend a bike.
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7
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The Reserve at Evanston
A bit far from downtown Evanston in winter, but very manageable. And living across the street from Chicken Shack is pretty great...
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The Reserve at Evanston
Close to park. Walking distance to multiple restaurants downtown. Short driving distance to grocery stores.
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8
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819 Foster Street
Right on the line between downtown and northern Evanston. Perfect location.
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819 Foster Street
Not close to downtown Evanston. Kind of out of the loop
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The Reserve at Evanston
great college town
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819 Foster Street
A lot of stores, cafes and restaurants!
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8
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2314 Sherman Avenue
Feels safe. Close to what you need.
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7
/10
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The Reserve at Evanston


Getting to Know
Northeast Evanston

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Sheridan Rd to Wesley Ave
North to South Boundaries: Maple Ave to Emerson St
dining
Carmen’s
Mandarin House
Ovo Frito Cafe
Siam Splendour
grocery
Whole Foods
convenience
Walgreens
fitness
Bikram Yoga
Canal Shores Golf Course
Evanston Athletic Club
parks
City of Evanston Recreation Division
Lighthouse Beach
Shakespeare Garden
coffee
Atrium Cafe
Coffee Lab
Kung Fu Tea
bus
201 (bus)
201 (bus)
rail
Purple Line (metro)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Northeast Evanston includes zip code 60201
Rent vs Own
39
%
of Northeast Evanston residents are renters
Driving to Work
49
%
of Northeast Evanston residents drive to work
New Construction
12
%
of housing units in Northeast Evanston have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
65
%
<20 units
15
%
20-49 units
21
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
18
%
18 - 34
36
%
35 - 54
22
%
55+
23
%
Unit Mix
7
%
Studio
19
%
1 Bed
30
%
2 Bed
44
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
53
%
Undergrad Student
25
%
Grad Student
9
%
Unemployed
4
%
Retired
8
%

Best Apartments
in Northeast Evanston


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1 Bed $2,195
2 Beds $2,550
3 Beds $4,400

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2 Beds $1,595
3 Beds $2,695

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