Minutes from Chicago

You’re just steps from the Metra station and minutes from Chicago’s energy.
At 1717, you truly do get the best of all worlds—inspired living in a luxe urban setting.
1717 has a 97 Walk Score!


Modern living spaces, knockout views, luxurious amenities…what more could you ask for? Only minutes from Chicago, Evanston is a vibrant, dynamic community that blends the very best of urban and suburban life. With an Evanston address, you can walk to your favorite coffee spot or sidewalk bistro, choose from dozens of parks for a bike ride or a jog, or soak up some sun on the beach. It’s all just steps from your front door at 1717.
  • There are 76 parks, community gardens, and other outdoor recreation spots within Evanston’s city limits. At 1717, you don’t have to sacrifice outdoor pleasures for urban living.


  • Evanston is home to one of the largest and most diverse arts communities in Illinois and a diverse and vibrant mix of people and cultures. As a 1717 resident, you’ll never run out of opportunities to enjoy the arts. From galleries and museums to theater and festivals—fed not only by the community but also by Northwestern University and other schools—Evanston will feed your appetite for culture.


  • What’s the definition of urban paradise? One with miles of sandy beaches. Make 1717 your home, and you’ll have Evanston’s lakefront—including 5 public beaches (a dog-friendly one, too), boat launches, kayak and sailboat rentals, and fishing charters.


  • Who says you have to go into Chicago for good shopping? Evanston boasts an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques, and galleries, as well as national retail stores—all within an easily walkable area. If you’re looking for fresh produce or something made locally, the Downtown Evanston Farmer’s Market and frequent festivals offer a unique shopping experience.


  • With a young, thriving population of many cultures, Evanston is a never-ending buffet for anyone who enjoys a unique dining experience. Just outside your door at 1717 are 90 bistros, cafés, bars, diners, and restaurants, from casual to 5-star.