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Quiet, spacious, with good amenities
I love living at Oakcliff. My apartment is extremely quiet, and my neighbors are mostly young families. I am near great running/biking areas and can bike to the hospital in ~15 minutes. Parking is free/unlimited and some apartments have garages. I also have access to the pool and two gyms. Walking distance to grocery stores and I’m not in the middle of downtown so traffic is manageable.
Expensive, but worth it
I got in here with a pandemic deal of 3 months free, so I am not sure what the prices are now - but the building is perfect. Amazing apartments with updated appliances and in unit washer dryer. It has a great outdoor pool and hot tub w/ an outdoor kitchen as well as a gym, skydeck, business center, and espresso machine in the lobby. It is only a 7 min walk from the medical school and it is one block from the Chicago Red Line "L" station which makes the rest of the city super accesible. I lived in streeterville my first year, but with the L stop here I have seen way more of the city since I moved here because it is so easy and cheap to travel around.
Eugenie Terrace Review
This apartment is awesome and maintenance is super responsive. It's great being across the street from the park and the beaches. I love waking up to a lake view every morning! The building also has a gym, pool and sauna (which I like using in the winter for stress relief). Prices for apartments vary greatly depending on high up and what side that you are facing. There's also a Farmer's Market across the street every Saturday and Wednesday in the spring/summer/fall. Plenty of street parking for guests and always things happening in the park. There's also tons of nightlife on Wells St with bars, restaurants and Second City! Cons are that it's a 7-10 minute walk to the closest L station and that you have to switch trains if you are trying to get to Rush and the driving commute is approx 20 mins which is on the longer side. Not many other med students live around here. But ideal if you want to have a little distance from school.
Pricey but worth it
Love the building, love the property management team, great location near transit. All of that comes at a premium.
Albion Evanston Review
Building is all flash no bang
Overall a solid new building. Most of the amenities, like the pool and gym are great. Annoying there is no disposal
Great place to be
Nice building, bad management
The apartment itself is nice - since the building was brand new when we moved in, all the appliances work, it's clean, etc. I will say that management has been consistently poor with very high turnover throughout our time here. It seems like the vast majority of the leasing / management staff (with the exception of emergency maintenance and janitorial, who are both fantastic) are very inexperienced and do not provide the level of service expected for "premium" rent prices. We've had several instances where they will delay responses to emails for critical matters, where building security is breached and there is no real reaction other than to reinstall glass doors, where people's apartments have flooded and emergency maintenance couldn't be contacted during off-hours. There is also a lot of "preventative" maintenance and such where they want to enter our apartment but don't give us sufficient warning / attempt to come on holidays, don't follow up on rescheduled appointments, etc.
Only real gripe about the building is the smoke detectors are SUPER sensitive and placed within the kitchen, so if you ever want to put your oven above 400 or sear something on the stove, you can guarantee the smoke detector will go off.
Kellogg MBA Student with Roommate and Pets
The interior of the apartment building is very lovely with large windows, good appliances, and much larger layouts than many other apartments in Evanston. Albion is very centrally located and just a short walk to Target, Whole Foods, and the best of downtown Evanston. The train runs right next to the building and you can hear it (even with the windows closed) but it hasn't been disruptive. The building is not as secure as I would like, but it hasn't been the end of the world. As with living in any big city, you need to be vigilant. The biggest problem is the management team - it feels like they are either not experienced with running a building or negligent. They are slow to respond to resident issues and you will get a different answer depending on which member of the staff you ask.
The Streeter Review
Excellent property and location
Very attentive management and top-notch facilities. The location of course is exceptional, despite being very far from UChicago
Good experience overall though they have issues with a faulty fire alarm that goes off every now and then. It is very annoying.
Echo exceeds my expectations
This apart is a great value - bigger floorplan than I expected and close to 2 different bus lines to get to campus.
This is overall a wonderful place to live. Downsides include being a bit further from the med school but it is an easy drive or bus ride away. But much cheaper and nicer than places near the school.