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Sovereign Apartments

1040 West Granville Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
% Recommended
City Average

I had a good experience until I told them that I was not continuing my lease. I was on vacation for 2 weeks and they entered my apartment for unspecified "pest control" issues. When I came back home I discovered that… Full Review ▶


an't wait until my lease is up- the management is either unavailable or unwilling to meet with you. Maintenance is the same way. Let's not forget the mice infestation. You're better off spending more $$ for a better place and better… Full Review ▶

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looking for a one bedroom for May 2012. How much is rent for this? Please help. Planning ahead. I like that its close to el. Full Review ▶


I have been living here for over two years now and the condition of the building has continued to deteriorate. While I don't have any major complaints with the interior of my apartment the building has a whole is uninhabitable. The… Full Review ▶


I lived at the Sovereign for 2 years and was satisfied overall, but I will be honest about both the pros and the cons. The Sovereign has a great location. It is near (withing 2 blocks) from both the 147 bus… Full Review ▶

Prospective Resident

I've walked by this place, many times. I viewed the building years ago and even though I didn't like the apartment the staff at the front desk was very friendly. This time the front desk lady was so rude...She wouldn't even… Full Review ▶


I have not lived there for over two months now but I get chills down my spine when I think about that place. For the price it is really not worth it. 1. Cleanliness vanishes when you get off the elevator.The… Full Review ▶

Prospective Resident

Let me begin with full disclosure by stating that I have never lived in 'The Sovereign'. During my visit there I had read positive and negative things about this location on this site. I walked in with an open mind and… Full Review ▶


You will be better off living in a dumpster than this shanty. I lived with 3 other tenants in PHN at the Sovereign. Initially it was not so bad despite dead cockroaches everywhere and very dirty rooms, I won't go into… Full Review ▶


Hello all. Girlfriend and I moved in over the summer and love the place. I'll break it down for you Pros: ALL utilities (minus cable/internet) included. Even includes electric. My HDTV picks up ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS in HD and probably… Full Review ▶


I've hesitated writing a review because I don't want to be one of those people who, in a state of anger and frustration, unleashes on some unsuspecting business, person, or whatever, but today I finally had enough. I've lived here for… Full Review ▶


I've been living here for quite a few years, and overall I'd say my experience here has been positive overall. I am comfortable and feel safe here. When I moved in, my apartment had been freshly refurbished so I had new… Full Review ▶


There are about 7 layers of paint on the walls, the water in the shower will alternately run hot and cold, the fixtures are from when the building was built in the 1920s, some refrigerators have ice boxes that do not… Full Review ▶


Hi: I've lived in apartments in NYC, the California Bay Area, and Chicago. I have to say, I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience living at The Sovereign. First of all, I love coming home and getting greeted with a smile by… Full Review ▶


I lived at the Sovereign for 9 months when I had to terminate my lease due to cockroaches. It was absolutely disgusted and horrible. On top of that, maintenance does not know how to dispose of cockroaches and only made the… Full Review ▶


I've been living at the Sovereign for nearly 10 months now and absolutely love it (I just signed a lease renewal for an additional year). Here are my thoughts: Pros: 1. Price!!! I'm paying about $600 for a medium-size studio on… Full Review ▶


Management forced me to "upgrade" to a larger apartment after my boyfriend and I got married due to some company policy that 2 people cannot live in a 400 sq foot studio. So our rent jumped $260/mo and we moved up… Full Review ▶


I have lived here now for several months. In all honesty, I forgot to check this site until after I had signed the lease. After reading some of the negative reviews, I was worried I had made a bad choice. But… Full Review ▶


Both the building manager and maintenance crew on separate occasions have attempted to unlock my apt without knocking for no reason other than they had the wrong apartment. Very poor communication. We had mold on the wall in our bathroom, and… Full Review ▶


I have never had any issues with the management, I have always been treated well, and all of my repairs have been taken care of within a timely matter. I just renewed my lease for 2 years, I asked to have… Full Review ▶


If you like having the management tell you they do not have time to talk to you about your lease, having management reply to a question asked "I don't know all I do is show apartments here" and if you enjoy… Full Review ▶


I'm a student at LUC and just could not do another year in the dorms. I chose the Sovereign due to the security of the building, and the fact that the front desk accepts packages. The rent is higher than most… Full Review ▶


I was so excited to move in here because it's cheaper than living by UIC which is where I go to school. But now I know why. Like others say, the plumbing sucks. My dad is a plumber and he said… Full Review ▶


Since Michael Resko left in 2003, the quality of Management has been horrible. Rent goes up every year, yet service has gone terribly down. Trying to get a new updated appliance is like talking to a Brick wall! If you put… Full Review ▶



These guys are highway robbers. Don't ever dream of getting your security deposit. I stayed here for 2 years and left the apartment with move in condition for someone else. These guys send me a bill of $1100. You simplly don't… Full Review ▶


Halfway through my stay, the management changed over to a woman named Jenny. A couple of instances have made me believe she has absolutely no regard for the people staying in the apartment. First, she attempted to stop the residents from… Full Review ▶


2 years ago my wife needed to find a place convenient to Evanston hospital and DePaul University. I mapped out a bunch of available rentals along the purple/redline corridor and we did a bunch of drive bys and checking out of… Full Review ▶


My husband first moved here and lived in a Studio. At that time, things were ok, and the building manager actually knew what they were doing. I then decided to move in with my husband into a 1 bedroom apartment. This… Full Review ▶


If you like hot showers, good water pressure and drains that work in the correct direction, avoid The Sovereign. Large, deep bathtubs and original plumbing fixtures are charming; original 90-year old plumbing is not. An earlier poster's description of a kitchen… Full Review ▶


My kitchen sink backs up and overflows 1-3 times weekly. They keep plunging and won't do anything to fix the problem. After dark I will not go outside, lots of weird disruptive people hang out on the streets.
Rents are reasonable now… Full Review ▶


Bad neighborhood
bums, drunks, druggies,
men urinating at the corner
of the building 5pm
Just say no
No parking unless you pay extra
& maybe you will get a spot Full Review ▶


When you are not at home the staff, office and maintenance feel they have a right to enter without any advance notice. The law clearly states they do not have a right of entry without 24hr notice. When confronted about this… Full Review ▶


Unlike the other posters, I have found all of the staff have been friendly. At Christmastime they have cookies, cakes and tea downstairs and I've never lived in another building that did that. The maintenance is very prompt - if you… Full Review ▶


I lived there from 1998-2000. I didn't have many problems. HOWEVER, I went away for two months, during the winter. I lived on the third floor, and the "decorative" nonfunctional balcony outside my window flooded, because they didn't maintain the drain.… Full Review ▶


I just renewed my lease for another go round. My experience hasn?t been as bad as the other two. The front desk people arent rude at all(at least not on purpose)- they look out for the tenants. Whenever something needs fixing,… Full Review ▶


Leasing agent did not fully disclose the construction and renovations the building was undergoing. Constant work on public areas, and very little attention to individual apartments.

Advertised originally as part of the Goldcoast! (Possible misprint in apartment search brochure).
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This place has problems. Staff enter without advanced notice. Management is lacking and unresponsive. Elevators breakdown. Cockroaches on the first level. Unprofessional front desk staff. Full Review ▶

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BedsBathsEstimated Rent
Studio1 $ 787
11 $ 1211
21 $ 1942
42 $ 2392


  • Cats Allowed

  • Pet Deposit Required

  • Pet Rent Required

  • Laundry On-Site

  • Laundry Connections in Unit

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