The Habitat Company
- Management are very response and attentive to any residents' needs.
- Maintenance crew are extremely professional in their timing and efficiency.
- Front staff office are extremely sweet and polite.
Recent The Habitat Company reviews
Excellent management, great location
The management at Twin Towers is excellent and quick to respond to maintenance requests. The building is slightly old, but also very welcoming, close to the lake, and right on the bus line that takes you to the law school (and there's another bus that goes downtown). The fitness center is very nice and there is central air conditioning.
The biggest downside is that the only nearby grocery store is Whole Foods, but that is true of most of Hyde Park right now.
Affordable apartment with good management
Great location with easy access to the 172 and 6 buses. The building is slowly updating all units. My unit is not yet updated, so the kitchen, bathroom, and carpet need updating, but the rent is very affordable and the maintenance team is great. I like that the building has a (basic) gym and secure lockers for packages.
Twin Towers Review
Great value for Hyde Park high-rise apartments: mini-gym inside, relatively spacious, hardwood floors, nice bathroom. Only downsides are stoves are electric and not gas, and there is no dishwasher.
The apartment and buildings is incredibly clean, some units are recently updated, and the management company is very accommodating and kind
Overall Positive Experience
Enjoy the management, feel of the apartment, access to gym and lounge, and the location. Only downside is the pool is not very good.
Great price and location for a managed building
There are quite a lot of Kellogg students at the Reserve and it makes sense given that the prices tend to be more affordable than some of the other managed buildings (like E2 or Centrum). Most units are updated with hard wood floors and stainless steel appliances. The outside of the building isn't that nice looking but it has been recently renovated inside so the units and common room space is great and we've used it a lot for Kellogg study group meetings and social gatherings. Free coffee is actually really good here! Package pickup can be a bit crazy some times. Management is pretty good and maintenance requests are speedy/easy to request on the website. There is a gym in the building but it's quite small so I've only used it a couple times. I can hear the people that live above me through the ceiling but it's not too bad (mostly just hear footsteps). I don't hear anything from my neighbors to the left or right but I think the way our apartment is laid out means that we would be unlikely to hear them.
Thin walls offset good amenities
The onsite maintenance is excellent and responsive, and the package reception service is very helpful. However, the walls of the actual unit are paper thin. I can hear my neighbors' normal volume conversations word for word through the walls, and it often sounds like there is a stampede upstairs.
Good Location and Modern Apartments
Great location, close to E-2 and a mile door to door to the Global Hub. The apartment is spacious and modern. Property Management company is responsive and helpful. The only downside to this place is that the place has thin walls.
Awesome unit and location
Located very conveniently in downtown Evanston near the Davis metra and El stations. Quiet condo building that is mostly non-students so not a good spot for people who want to host frequently, but ideal for someone who is looking for a relaxing place to go home to. Great indoor pool facility that is well maintained and usually available for lap swimming. Pretty solid gym as well with a good mix of machines. Doormen are helpful and friendly. Also good indoor bike storage and basement storage units. Love this spot!
Comfortable apt in North Evanston
I liked that this place is an indoor apt unit, so apts are heated by the building somewhat.
Temperature controlled parking garage for my vehicle
Close to Northwestern campus - walk down Foster
Quiet apartment building
New Lounge good for morning coffee and group meetings
I had zero pest problems. None. That was great
Gym had new equipment
Responsiveness of management
The Reserve is a great option. It may not have all the sexy amenities as some of the newer buildings, but it is cheaper, a good location and more than suitable for graduate students.
Very satisfied, a little far from campus
Nice place, okay location
The reserve is a really nice building. It has a reasonably outfitted gym and a nice area for residents to hang out, complete with free coffee. My apartment is huge for a 1BR. Management is good, there's a nice little pool. Etc. All of the amenities you might want.
My only qualm is the location. It's a pretty long 18-20 minute walk to the Kellogg global hub and also a good 10-15 minutes from most of downtown Evanston. For being as far as I am from downtown, it would be better if I was also closer to class.
A little of everything you would need
-Relatively convenient location: 20 minute walk / 5 min bike to Kellogg Global Hub, close to both trains, close to downtown.
-Quiet: rarely have noise issues.
-Always have felt safe.
-"Nice to have" amenities: gym, common room, pool - but nothing special.
-Over-priced for the quality of the apartment, amount of space and location.
-Management responsiveness is okay, not exceptional.
I love living at the Reserve because it's quiet but really close to everyone at E2. The management team is attentive. I have one of the Elite units which I really recommend!