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Grab A Taco In Edwardsville

What’s better than enjoying delicious tacos with a group of friends? Not much! And if you’re a resident of AXIS Edwardsville, then you’ll be happy to learn that there are quite a few places nearby where you can enjoy tasty tacos! Want to know where? Let’s “taco” bout it!

  • Catrina’s – 1027 Century Dr, Edwardsville, IL

With fresh ingredients, excellent service, a casual atmosphere and great prices, Catrina’s is a standout in the world of Mexican restaurants in Edwardsville. The Ceviche Tostada, served on a crunchy taco and topped with avocado is to-die-for and at only $4, it won’t break the bank. Tuesdays at Catrina’s are always “Taco Tuesdays!”  Get $1 off each and every taco!

  • Los Tres Amigos – 1011 Century Dr. (University Point 2), Edwardsville, IL

Los Tres Amigos is a popular Mexican restaurant in Edwardsville, with a great variety of menu items, friendly staff, and a relaxed, fun atmosphere. The Morales Tacos and the Tacos de Carne Asada both come with great reviews. Visit on your birthday and you might be lucky enough to have your face smeared with whipped cream while rocking a sombrero!

  • Chava’s Mexican Restaurant -217 E Vandalia St, Edwardsville, IL

Not your standard tex-mex, the employees at Chava’s Mexican Restaurant prides themselves on the fact that they serve traditional, homestyle Mexican food, utilizing fresh ingredients and family recipes. The fish tacos and the Guadalajara tacos both come highly recommended and for those who prefer a chunky salsa, Chava’s is the place to go!

For more information on the great dining choices in Edwardsville, IL, or to find out more about our luxury student apartments, contact us!





Plan Ahead For The E’ville Indie Makers Market

Are you a fan of indie arts and crafts and enjoy supporting local artisans and makers? If so, the residents of Axis Edwardsville are in luck. The second annual E’ville Indie Makers Market, featuring an array of high quality, locally designed, handmade merchandise is happening soon, so be sure to clear a space on your calendar!

This year, the event will take place on Friday, October 21st from 6pm-10pm and Saturday, October 22nd, from 9am-6pm on the second and third floors of the beautiful, historic, recently renovated Wildey Theater, located at 252 N. Main Street in Edwardsville, IL.

Hosted by E’ville Indie and STL Craft Mafia, the E’ville Indie Makers Market is an indie art and craft lovers paradise featuring over 30 carefully curated artists, makers and community organizations from the St Louis and Metro East area. Talented local artisans will be showcasing their work, with an amazing variety of high-quality, handmade goods available for purchase. And if you’re interested in the design process, you’ll have the opportunity to have all your questions answered. Artisans will be available to chat about their work and give you some details of what goes on behind the scenes.

With a focus on edgy, modern, industrial, artisan, rustic, and alternative designs, you will be sure to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones or perhaps something special for yourself. Food and beverages will be available to purchase, and admission to the event is free.

If you would like to live close to all the exciting activities and events in Edwardsville, IL, please contact us here at Axis Edwardsville for more information.


Specialty Shopping in Edwardsville

Looking for a great, unique gift to send home to your family? Or maybe you’re looking for some specialty ingredient for a night of amazing cooking? Here are a few local favorites for shopping that are close by residents at the Axis Edwardsville apartments.

Market Basket (447 S Buchanan St.)

Market Basket serves as a full-service grocery and a high-end garden center. It’s one of the few places around where you can pick up mulch and fine wine in the same trip! Special house blends make a great gift for family members that garden and the deli is arguably one of the best sources of meat in the city. Don’t miss the excellent Goshen coffee served here either!

Gingham Buffalo (500 N Main St.)

Gingham Buffalo is similar to Williams-Sonoma Home or The Pottery Barn, just with more of a local focus. It’s an amazing place for household furnishings, candles and small art pieces, whether for your own luxury apartment or as a gift for someone special.

Chef’s Shoppe (2320 Troy Rd.)

This is a shop for true culinary aficionados and professional chefs. You’ll not only find high-end cooking equipment, but also a wide variety of gourmet snacks including flavored popcorn, cheeses and fudge. You’ll also find a wide variety of seasonings, spices and mixes.

Von Maur (2 Fountain Grass Dr., Lake St. Louis)

Located in the picturesque Meadows at Lake Saint Louis outdoor shopping mall (a short drive from Edwardsville), Von Maur is a very popular local department store that specializes in higher-end brand-name clothing for men and women, as well as shoes, jewelry and fragrances. Free wrapping is a major perk for those shopping for gifts, along with live piano music, lounge areas and excellent customer service.

Interested in learning more about student living in Evansville? Contact us to see what our one-of-a-kind apartment community has to offer!


Visit The Farmers Market In Carbondale

Axis Edwardsville residents have easy access to many events & activities in and around Southern Illinois University. Next up is the Wednesday Downtown Community Farmers Market in downtown Carbondale. Every Wednesday from 3pm-6pm, vendors gather at the 200 block of Washington St. to sell quality foods and other products you can’t get anywhere else. Check out the list of what’s in season and do your grocery shopping the right way, eating the best foods at the right time of year.

You can get your hands on locally produced meats, vegetables and poultry. Have lunch at one of the many vendors, with options from vegan baked goods to meatball subs.

There are eight seasonal vendors who appear every week: Flora Bay Farm, Dayempur Herbals, La Colina Linda, Toad Hill Farms, Scratch Farm and Brewery, Mustard Seed Sowers, SIU Student Sustainable Farm, and Town Square Market.

And each week, depending on the seasonal availability, there are nine spots for rotating vendors with everything from cupcakes to specialty mushrooms. There’s always a reason to go back every Wednesday to see what surprises are in store.

Events like this exemplify the college community experience with the feel of a closer knit community and the cultural options of a city. If you’re interested in cooking with the best luxury ingredients, have specific dietary needs, or you simply want to enjoy a really good pork sandwich, you’ll find something good at the Downtown Community Farmers Market in Carbondale.

Contact us if you want to learn more about living in Edwardsville and events in the greater Carbondale area.


Preparing Your Apartment For The Back To School Craze

The summer days are quickly flying by and soon it will be time to begin preparing to head back to school. While this time could be stressful, there are several things you can do now to prepare for it. Not only can preparing early help you enjoy the rest of your summer, but it can make the back to school craze a little more bearable. Here are some of the things you can do to prepare your apartment for the new year.

Get Organized

Start by getting your apartment as organized as possible. Get rid of old clothing and straighten shelves and cabinets. You should pay special attention to your desk or the area you normally spend time doing homework or studying. These are all things that take some time to accomplish, but by doing a little bit every week over the summer, you won’t even notice the time you spend doing it.

Stock up on Supplies

Also, take some time refilling your school supplies. Try to get these before the normal back to school shopping because you can sometimes find a discount. Getting everything refilled and organized is a great way to start the school year on a positive note.

Treat Yourself

Finally, make sure you take time to treat yourself to something exciting. This could be a new outfit for the start of school or a new gadget that will help you in your classes. The idea is to choose something that will help get you excited about going back to school and help you prepare for it even faster.

Luckily, you still have time to enjoy the summer break before heading back for your next round of classes. But, as summer does begin to wrap up, make sure you are keeping these items in mind. They will help you prepare for the coming year more efficiently and with less stress.

To learn more about student life at AXIS Edwardsville and discover more about the housing options available in your area, contact us today.