Evanston apartment review, 2247 Ridge, 2247 Ridge Ave

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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. As of late-December 2014 starting rents ranged from $1,185 for 1-bedrooms to $2,750 for 3-bedrooms. Heat is included in the rent.

The apartments have hardwood floors, bay windows, crown moldings and ceiling fans. Some have decorative fireplaces.

Kitchens have gas ranges, dishwashers, built-in microwaves and 42-inch cabinets.

Baths have been updated. The apartments typically have good closet space and bedrooms spacious enough to accommodate multiple pieces of furniture.

Amenities, services, policies

Like most vintage buildings, 2247 Ridge has limited common-area amenities.

The building has a small fitness room, a laundry room and a bike storage room.

2247 Ridge accepts cats but not dogs.

The location

2247 Ridge is in a predominantly residential area in the northern part of Evanston.

The location is over half a mile north of downtown Evanston, less than a half-mile west of the Northwestern University campus, and a third of a mile south of Evanston Hospital.

Shopping. 2247 Ridge has relatively poor pedestrian proximity to retail shops and major grocery stores.

The nearest full-service grocery, Whole Foods, is more than a mile southeast on Chicago Ave. The nearest pharmacy, a Walgreens, is a half-mile away on Green Bay Rd.

The compact D&D Finer Foods, around the corner from the building on Noyes, is a convenient option for light grocery shopping.

Downtown Evanston offers an eclectic mix of locally-owned boutiques and name-brand retailers..

The upscale Westfield Old Orchard shopping center, anchored by Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, is about four miles from 2247 Ridge.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment. 2247 Ridge is not a walk-to-nightlife location, but it does have a number of reasonably-priced, return-to-often dining options nearby.

2247 Ridge is around the corner from Al’s Deli, Coffee Lab, D&D Dogs, Rollin To Go and Mandarin House.

Noyes Street Café immodestly aims to offer “exquisite food and impeccable service to create the perfect dining experience.”

2247 Ridge is a half-block from the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, which hosts a variety of music, theater and visual arts programs.

Parks, recreation. The location has convenient access to public parks and outdoor recreation areas.

Fireman’s Park, two blocks from the building, honors Evanston firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The Chandler-Newberger Center, two blocks north of the building, has basketball and racquetball courts and there are tennis courts and ball fields in the adjacent park.

The Canal Shores golf course is several blocks from 2247 Ridge.

Evanston’s public beaches are about six-tenths of a mile east of 2247 Ridge.

Transportation. 2247 Ridge has good access to public transportation.

2247 Ridge is around the corner from the CTA Purple Line stop at Noyes.

Several Northwestern shuttles stop on Ridge near the building.

All of Evanston has relatively inconvenient access to Chicago’s airports and to I-90/94 and the expressway grid.

Enterprise CarShare is nearby at the CTA Noyes stop. Taxi service can be readily summoned to the building

The competition

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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2247 Ridge

Address 2247 Ridge Ave
City Evanston
# of Units 37
Pets Cats only
Parking No on-site parking
Completed 1923
Management BJB Evanston
Website 2247 Ridge

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