The Habitat Company

 21 listings          
 238 reviews
8.4
Building rating
8.1
Management rating

What's great

  • 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

Great building, walking distance from school

10 management rating Reviewed by on

I chose this apartment primarily for its location. It is a 10-minute walk from the law quad. The management has been very responsive to concerns, and the apartment and building are generally great!

618 South Main
 / Ann Arbor  / Studio, 1 bath

Great Location with Tons of Amenities

10 management rating Reviewed by on

It is pricier on rent, but it's worth it to live in such a nice place. The location is great for the law school (15 minute walk) and you're right down Main St. from all of the restaurants and such. There is a gym, business center, fire pit area, and a pool as well as a community room with a free coffee machine. Newer building so all of the design and appliances are very modern. Staff is incredibly friendly and helpful.

618 South Main
 / Ann Arbor  / 1 bed, 1 bath

You get a lot for the money!

9 management rating Reviewed by on

The rent is really affordable at the Reserve and you get a lot of space for what you pay! The bedrooms are much larger than most apartments I've seen in Evanston. The management is great and very quick and responsive. Overall great place to live. Still close to the "action" at Kellogg and not too far of a walk to campus.

The Reserve at Evanston
 / Chicago  / 3 beds, 2 baths

The reserve: good bang for your buck with a few downsides

4 management rating Reviewed by on

Overall I’m happy living at the Reserve. I was looking for a larger apartment (space matters to me) that didn’t break the bank. There have been some good/bad things I’ve learned since living here, outlined below:

Pros:

- much larger apartments for much less money (1900 or less for 700 square foot one bedroom apartment)

- closest to the action (E2) without being the action

- homier feel

Cons:

- very thin walls. This is something they’ll tell you about Evanston place or park Evanston, but did not tell me about the Reserve. Your experience will depend heavily on the behaviors of your neighbors, including whether they have dogs and/or kids

- electricity is more than expected ($40/month) likely given poorer insulation

- package delivery issues - if you anticipate getting tons of things delivered, I would look elsewhere as we have had a lot of stolen package issues given that the package room is not locked or monitored

The Reserve at Evanston
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Escape the undergrads and live happily with your pets!

9 management rating Reviewed by on

618 may be pricey, but it has been worth every penny, especially since we've had to be inside more during COVID. The Management is great, the amenities are unparalleled, and it's a building for grownups rather than a dorm (cough cough, Yard).

618 South Main
 / Ann Arbor  / 2 beds, 2 baths

618 South Main Review

8 management rating Reviewed by on

Best place to live if you want a quiet, amenity building

618 South Main
 / Ann Arbor  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Great Location and Amenities

10 management rating Reviewed by on

Very safe building, full of MBAs. It is also close to the Yard and Hill Street, where many other MBAs live. Only issue with the building is the cell reception is not great.

618 South Main
 / Ann Arbor  / Studio, 1 bath

Great spot

10 management rating Reviewed by on

Very nice building with only graduate students and working professionals

618 South Main
 / Ann Arbor  / 1 bed, 1 bath

One of the best options honestly

10 management rating Reviewed by on

While the rent is insanely high, especially for this small town (for those of us who come from big coastal cities), it's honestly one of the best options. They have a clubhouse, complementary coffee machine that makes all kinds of flavored lattes, complementary donuts every Friday, a gym, underground garage, 3 outdoor firepits with big cushioned seating, a decently sized pool/spa combo with lounge chairs outdoors in the warmer months, a conference, a printer/scanner with 10 free b&w prints per month, and a lending library with books for leisure reading. I live in a 600+ sq ft studio which is really large. I will say the windows aren't the most insulated as many resident units are still chilly even with the heater on.

618 South Main
 / Ann Arbor  / Studio, 1 bath

High Quality and Great Value

10 management rating Reviewed by on

I think The Reserve is the best value in Evanston. It has great amenities (gym, pool, lounge w/ coffee bar, etc.), the location is within walking distance of Northwestern, and the interior of the units are updated and high quality. The only real complaints are related to noise - the walls and floors/ceilings are thin so it is not uncommon to hear neighbors - but that isn't really unique to this complex and is just part of living in an apartment.

The Reserve at Evanston
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 1 bath

Great value for a nice apartment

9 management rating Reviewed by on

My roommate and I have been living here for about 4 months, and we've been really pleased with the Reserve. It's conveniently located to campus and E2, has a nice community within the building, is reasonably priced, and our apartment is big.

The Reserve at Evanston
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Reserve & Kellogg

8 management rating Reviewed by on

I have enjoyed living at the Reserve! Close to downtown Evanston and Kellogg, and best dog friendly. The fire pit is a nice touch when it’s cold! Lots of Kellogg folks too.

The Reserve at Evanston
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

The Reserve

7 management rating Reviewed by on

Very nice and family-like environment

The Reserve at Evanston
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

High-rise management with community feel

8 management rating Reviewed by on

The Reserve is a solid option if you want more amenities like a pool, gym, lounge (granted, all very modest in size) with attentive management and repair services with spacious floor plans for the market rental price. Rent in Evanston is more than you might expect, especially for the shiny high-rise or managed buildings like the Reserve, but early promotions can help offset the average monthly cost. The amount of extra storage was a significant factor (between a coat closet, linen closet, and walk-in bedroom closets) as well as indoor, heated parking if you're bringing a car (this is an additional cost however and is considerably higher than other buildings' parking options). Overall its ~15-20 minutes walking to campus, located across from E2, closer to Ingraham Park and shops on Noyes, and is a block from the L train purple line, Foster stop.

The Reserve at Evanston
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Perfect for Kellogg students

10 management rating Reviewed by on

The Reserve is incredible. Management is super responsive and accommodating. The apartments are big and much less expensive than the other managed buildings. There are espresso & Bevi machines in the lobby that I use pretty much every day. I really like the courtyard style (less time waiting for the elevator!). I've heard the walls can be thin, but I haven't had any problems with noise in my apartment.

The only con is that it's less social than E2. There's still a good Kellogg contingent, but I head over to E2 for pretty much every social event I go to. Thankfully it's only 1 block away.

The Reserve at Evanston
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath