Apartments located in
- Management is very responsive to residents' needs.
- Management is great to work with and very polite.
What could be better
- Elevators are constantly out of service.
Recent Group Fox reviews
Great Evanston Apartment
Fantastic location. Recently remodeled, clean, attractive space in a safe neighborhood. Easy 45-minute commute to Chicago. Great for someone moving to the city from a non-urban location.
Axis is a nice place to live for a student. Nice decor, gym, pool, and lounge. The rooftop view is especially nice. However, the elevators are AWFUL. Wait times can be up to 20 minutes and renovations have been happening for years. If you do live here, it is best to live on a lower floor because you will have to take the stairs to go down several times.
Beautiful building, great amenities, questionable elevators
My experience with the building and the staff has been great. Front desk is helpful and will take large packages up for you. Elevators can be slow at times but are getting better. Beautiful views! Rent is reasonable for the area, and I would choose to live here again!
Great for what you're paying
Axis is overall a great place to live in. The rooms are nice, the staff is wonderful, and the location is fantastic. Axis' main edge has to be the amenities. The fitness center includes a decent gym, an indoor pool, a nice study space, sauna and steamroom, laundry room (though the machines aren't very good and you have to pay), and free coffee. However, the best amenity has to be the sky club/deck. Great view and great location to hang out with friends. My sole complaint would have to be the elevators. They break down constantly and can cause long wait times.
Great for someone on a budget who wants amenities
This building is great if you want an amenity building in a great location without breaking the bank. While the building is old, they are starting to redo it and the doormen/maintenance staff are amazing. There is no central heat/ac, but window units.
I love living at 65 e scott. The unit is spacious and very sunny. Floor to ceiling windows throughout! Two bedrooms and two bathrooms so we have privacy. The pool is great, and the grills are brand new. Our unit is carpeted which makes it nice and cozy.
Axis- Great Amenities
This apartment is aesthetically pleasing and there's ample room in a two bedroom. The gym has wonderful facilities and the roof has a fabulous view of the city, equipped with grills, fridges, and a fire pit! However, the elevators have been under maintenance for years and are extremely slow.
Apartment was great for years, then started going downhill. Old management company was letting the place fall apart - it recently got purchased by Group Fox and they sent in folks to revamp the place. It used to be the best value in the Gold Coast but prices rose. I started at a 1 bedroom for $1220 3 years ago, and that same floorplan was in the $1600s in 2017.
Apartment was pretty cool to live in. We only had a few problems when we initially lived there, but the landlord was quick to make any fixes. I would live here again if I had the chance. The units are pretty updated and the apartment was fairly quiet.
Great Apartment and Views
Great apartment. Easy access to navy pier. beautiful views from the sky deck. Elevators constantly under improvement but the ones that work are fast. Good gym. Friendly front desk. Overall no complaints.
Overall, a pretty good first apartment!
I found my apartment through Groupfox leasing agent Ann Cort, who had helped friends of mine. She couldn't be nicer - showed me everything she had in and around my budget before I finally applied for the one I wanted. It's a very spacious studio, hardwood floors, recently renovated bathroom, and a lobby area currently being revamped. It's also super-close to multiple buses and the Red Line, as well as walkable to Wrigleyville and Boystown bars. In the year I've lived here, management is usually quick to respond regarding maintenance issues, questions I have, and any building notices. I've definitely had some maintenance problems here and there - an A/C issue that required a new unit, a bathroom leak, power outages, etc. Nothing too uncommon, and all fixed fairly quickly. I did learn fast that maintenance had a habit of leaving my door unlocked when they came to do a repair and I wasn't home, so I now make sure someone is home during all repairs. Additionally, things tend to happen without notice - our elevator was down for over a week last fall and four days this spring to order new parts, and we weren't informed until it was already down. We've also had two multiple-day power outages because of poor communication between the management and ComEd, though the building manager did bring pizza, soda, and flashlights to the building for us as a kind gesture. I like my apartment, I have minimal issue with management, and for my first solo apartment, I'm very happy. Would recommend!
Decent place, but doesn't include much
Buena:The advertisement we saw for this apartment listed everything under amenities (laundry, gym, electric, gas, water, trash, sewage, etc.) so we were shocked when we had to pay for everything but the gym. Good location though, but a little pricey.
Van der Rohe
I have lived here for a couple months now. First winter living here and I've been having trouble getting hot water in the morning. My roommate is gone during the week so it's not her using it. It does feel safe and I don't have many other complaints.
This apartment is serviceable.
Just moved here. Rent is a bit on the steep side but overall it's quite nice. I really like the architecture and layout of the building and the tenants seem nice enough except this one neighbor who makes a lot of noise with his cat. I like having everything nearby and transit isn't that far.
It's a fantastic and beautiful place to live, quiet and spacious. The kitchen works well, the light pouring in is great, and the landlords are very responsive and attentive to our needs whenever we ask them any questions regarding mechanical issues or what not.