Optima Views is the premier residential condominium building in Evanston. A 28-story concrete and glass building with floor-to-ceiling windows and a unique angled face that maximizes views of Lake Michigan and the downtown Chicago skyline, Optima Views received a Distinguished Building Award from the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2005. The distinctive entry courtyard welcomes residents and guests with a paved walk, reflecting pond, and fountain leading to the glass-enclosed lobby and elevators. Residents of the 205 condominiums at Optima Views have a short walk to theaters, restaurants, numerous shops and boutiques, the Metra and CTA trains, Northwestern University and the Lake Michigan beaches.

1720 Maple Ave.