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1500 Chicago is an 8-story, 168-unit contemporary apartment building at 1500 Chicago Ave in Evanston. The building was completed in 1961.
1500 Chicago has a mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. Two-bedrooms have either 1 or 2 baths. Floor plans are not available online.
In late-December 2014 rents started at $985 for 460 square foot studios, $1,325 for 860 square foot 1-bedrooms and $1,800 for 1,000 square foot 2-bedrooms. Rents are higher for units with updated kitchens
The apartments have wall-to-wall windows and good closet space. Heat is included in the rent. Air-conditioning is via through-the-wall units.
Amenities, services, policies
Like most buildings of its era, 1500 Chicago has limited amenities. There’s a rooftop sundeck and resident storage lockers. Covered and uncovered parking are available on-site.
Cats and dogs (except for service animals) are not accepted.
1500 Chicago is in an attractive downtown location close to shopping, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, public transportation and Lake Michigan parks.
1500 Chicago is four blocks from the Northwestern University campus.
Shopping. 1500 Chicago has good proximity to retail shops in downtown Evanston.
Whole Foods is a block north of 1500 Chicago.
Downtown Evanston offers an eclectic mix of locally-owned boutiques and name-brand national retailers.
The upscale Westfield Old Orchard shopping center, anchored by Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, is accessible by a bus route that stops just outside the building.
Dining, nightlife, entertainment. There are dozens of restaurants and bars within a few blocks of 1500 Chicago.
Wine aficionados look forward to the twice-weekly tastings at Vinic Wine, across the street from 1500 Chicago.
Downtown Evanston is a pedestrian-friendly environment and a number of restaurants have outdoor seating areas.
As you’d expect in a college town, national brands have a strong presence, but there are enough one-of-a-kind restaurants near 1500 Chicago to satisfy almost every palate. And there are scores more a bit further afield in Evanston’s quirky neighborhoods.
A number of Evanston’s street festivals and outdoor concerts take place near 1500 Chicago
Parks, recreation. The location is reasonably convenient to public parks and outdoor recreation areas.
Raymond Park, across the street from the building, has greenery and benches and not much more.
Evanston’s public beaches are four blocks east of the building.
Transportation. Residents of 1500 Chicago have good access to public transportation.
All of Evanston has relatively inconvenient access to Chicago’s airports and to I-90/94 and the expressway grid.
You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of Evanston apartments.
Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.
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