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Evanston apartment review, The Judson, 1243 Judson Ave

1243 Judson Evanston

The Judson is a 3-story, 19-unit vintage apartment building at 1243 Judson Ave in Evanston. The Judson was built in 1909 and has been recently remodeled. The building is an Evanston landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The apartments 1243 Judson has a mix of 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Some ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 1, 2015
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, The John Evans, 1600 Hinman Ave

John Evans Evanston

The John Evans is a 4- and 5-story, 85-unit vintage courtyard building at 1600 Hinman Ave in Evanston. The John Evans was built in 1929. The 5th floor, on the western and southern wings of the building, was a later addition. Northwestern’ University’s original building was located on the site of the building, which is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 1, 2015
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1303 Maple Ave

1303 Maple Evanston

1303 Maple is a 3-story, 52-unit vintage courtyard apartment building at 1303 Maple Ave in Evanston. 1303 Maple was built in 1924 and has been recently remodeled. The apartments 1303 Maple has a mix of studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, all with a single bath. Floor plans are available online. In late-December 2014 rents ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 1, 2015
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1501 Maple Ave

1501 Maple Evanston

Maple Grove is an 8-story, 70-unit contemporary apartment building at 1501 Maple Ave in Evanston. The T-shaped building was built in 1966 and has since been renovated. The building’s front façade has been replaced, giving it a crisper, more modern look. The apartments Maple Grove has a mix of studio, 1-, 2-bedroom, 2-bath and 3-bedroom, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 31, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 2121 Ridge, 2121 Ridge Ave

2121 Ridge

2121 Ridge is a 3-story, 30-unit vintage courtyard apartment building at 2121 Ridge Ave in Evanston. 2121 Ridge was built in 1924. The apartments 2121 Ridge has a mix of 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, all with a single bath.. Floor plans are available online. As of late-December 2014 2-bedrooms rented from $1,745 and 3-bedrooms from ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 30, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, Main Station, 855 Hinman Ave

Main Station Evanston

Main Station is an 8-story, 120-unit apartment building built in 1952 at 855 Hinman Ave in Evanston. The apartments Main Station has seven different floor plans of 1-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 650 to 725 square feet. Floor plans are available online. In late-December 2014 rents ranged from $1,077 to $1,499. Furnished apartments are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 30, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 2247 Ridge, 2247 Ridge Ave

2247 Ridge

2247 Ridge is a 3-story, 37-unit vintage apartment building at 2247 Ridge Ave in Evanston. The brick and limestone 2247 Ridge was built in 1923 and boasts an unusually large, park-like courtyard. The apartments 2247 Ridge has a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, all with a single bath.. Floor plans are available online. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 30, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartments – YoChicago’s list and reviews

Downtown Evanston aerial view

We’ve just published the first draft of our at-a-glance list of Evanston apartments in a Google spreadsheet. Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the spreadsheet to see additional columns. The list is a work in progress, and is far from complete. It does at this point include every major apartment complex built in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 29, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, Central Station, 1730 Central St

Central Station Evanston

Central Station is a new 4-story, 80-unit apartment complex built in 2013 at 1730 Central St in Evanston. The project has ground-level retail space. Dodge Capital and M&R Development co-developed the project on the site formerly occupied by the Evanston Theater. Central Station takes its name from the nearby Central St Metra station, which is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 29, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 618 Hinman Ave

618 Hinman

618 Hinman is a 3-story, 25-unit vintage apartment building at 618 Hinman Ave in Evanston. It was built in 1915. The apartments 618 Hinman has a mix of 1- and 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartments. Floor plans are available online. The apartments have hardwood floors, crown moldings and ceiling fans. Some of the apartments have sun rooms ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 29, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, The Reserve, 1930 Ridge Ave

Reserve at Evanston

The Reserve is a 4-story, 193-unit apartment complex built in 2003 at 1930 Ridge Ave in Evanston. The developer was a joint venture of Fifield Companies and Invesco Real Estate. The apartments The Reserve has a mix of studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Two-bedrooms have either 1 or 2 baths; 3-bedrooms have 2 baths. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 29, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, AMLI Evanston, 737 Chicago Ave

AMLI Evanston

AMLI Evanston is a new 6-story, mixed-use development built in 2013 at 737 Chicago Ave in Evanston. AMLI Evanston has 214 apartments and street-level retail and live-work spaces. AMLI Evanston has received LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. The apartments AMLI Evanston has a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Floor ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 28, 2014
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Evanston apartment review, 860 Hinman Ave

860 Hinman

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. The apartments 860 Hinman has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Floor plans are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 27, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1500 Chicago Ave

1500 Chicago Ave

1500 Chicago is an 8-story, 168-unit contemporary apartment building at 1500 Chicago Ave in Evanston. The building was completed in 1961. The apartments 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 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 27, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, Evanston Place, 1715 Chicago Ave

Evanston Place

Evanston Place is a 190-unit contemporary apartment complex at 1715 – 1735 Chicago Ave in Evanston. Evanston Place consists of two 9-story buildings connected by an 800-car 6-level parking garage. Evanston Place was designed by John Macsai & Associates. When it opened in 1990, it was the first large apartment complex completed in downtown Evanston ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 27, 2014
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Evanston apartment review, Park Evanston, 1630 Chicago Ave

1630 Chicago

Park Evanston is a 24-story, 283-unit contemporary apartment building at 1630 Chicago Ave in Evanston. Park Evanston is part of a mixed-use complex whose ground-level retail tenants include Whole Foods. Park Evanston was designed by Harry Weese Associates. It ended a 20-year drought of high-rise construction in Evanston when it opened in 1997. It is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 27, 2014
North ShoreWilmette

Wilmette Christmas lights and holiday cheer

Wilmette Christmas lights

Two years ago the Maris home at 1200 Cleveland in Wilmette boasted more than 50,000 lights computer-controlled by more than 300 channels. This year, according to Meg Maris, there may be 90,000 lights. Or there may be 60,000 if Steve Maris were counting. Whatever the count, there are more than enough lights to dazzle and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 24, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, E2, 1890 Maple Ave

E2 Evanston

E2 is a new 356-unit apartment complex nearing completion at 1890 Maple Ave and 1881 Oak Ave in Evanston. First occupancy is slated for spring of 2015 at the 14- and 16-story towers. The developer is a joint venture of Fifield Companies and Carroll Properties. McHugh Construction is the general contractor and FitzGerald Associates is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 23, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1509 Hinman Ave

1509 Hinman

1509 Hinman is a 3-story, 33-unit courtyard apartment building at 1509 Hinman Ave in Evanston. The handsome brick and limestone building was completed in 1923 and has been recently remodeled. The elaborate limestone detailing on the building’s façade was a contributing factor to its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The apartments 1509 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 17, 2014
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Evanston apartment review, 1410 Chicago Ave

1410 Chicago Evanston

1410 Chicago is an 8-story, 84-unit contemporary brick apartment building at 1410 Chicago Ave in Evanston. 1410 Chicago was built in 1957 and has been recently remodeled. The apartments 1410 Chicago has a mix of studio, 1- and 3-bedroom apartments. Floor plans are available online. In mid-December 2014 rents started at $1,025 to $2,595 depending ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 16, 2014