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860 Hinman is a 7-story, 102-unit vintage apartment building at 860 Hinman Ave in Evanston.
860 Hinman was built in 1923 and has been recently renovated. The brick building has a handsome limestone base and a broad sidewalk with plantings.
860 Hinman has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Floor plans are available online. In mid-December 2014 rents started at $845 for studios and $1,285 for 1-bedrooms.
The apartments have hardwood floors, crown moldings and ceiling fans. Closet space is decent in most of the one-bedroom layouts but very limited in most of the studios.
Kitchens have been updated and include dishwashers. Cabinet space is very limited in studios, and a number of the layouts have no counter space.
Baths have been updated and open from the bedroom in several of the layouts.
The all-electric apartments have baseboard heat
Amenities, services, policies
Like almost all vintage buildings, 860 Hinman has limited common-area amenities.
860 Hinman has an attractive lobby and on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff.
The building has a fitness room and a laundry room.
Cats are accepted; dogs aren’t.
860 Hinman is at the intersection of tree-lined residential Hinman Ave and the lively commercial strip along Main St. The building is close to shopping, restaurants, coffee shops and public transportation.
860 Hinman is over a mile south of the Northwestern University campus.
Shopping. 860 Hinman has reasonably good proximity to grocery shopping.
There’s a new Walgreens on Chicago Ave, two blocks south of the building.
The upscale Westfield Old Orchard shopping center, anchored by Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, is accessible by a bus route that stops a block from the building.
Dining, nightlife, entertainment. Residents of 860 Hinman have a variety of dining and drinking options nearby.
The Lucky Platter, on the Main St side of 860 Hinman, draws a crowd for comfort food and a great weekend brunch.
Siam Paragon, a local favorite for dine-in and takeout Thai food, is across the street from 860 Hinman. Lupita’s, two blocks west, is a margarita mecca. The Firehouse Grill, a block south on Chicago Ave, is the neighborhood go-to spot for burgers and a lot more.
Piccolo Theatre seats 50 for comedy plays at a space in the Main Street Metra Station.
Parks, recreation. The location does not have convenient access to public parks and outdoor recreation areas.
Evanston’s public beaches are about half a mile east of the building. The nearest public park, Clark Square Park, is a passive green space.
Transportation. Residents of 860 Hinman 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.
There’s an Enterprise CarShare location across the street from the building. The nearest Zipcar car-sharing location is several blocks from the building on Main St. Taxi service can be readily summoned to the building
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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