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Mid-Rise Apartment  «  BJB Evanston, LLC
Downtown Evanston, 1575 Oak Ave | Evanston
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  •  Air Conditioning  
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets

User Rating

7.3
Good
22 Reviews

About this Location

UP-N (rail) - 6 min
250 (bus) - 1 min
Dawes Park
17 min walk
In a quiet
neighborhood
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,165+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,295+
Schedule Appointment At
(847) 813-7307
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Included

    •  Heat Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Gas Range
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  On-site Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 7.3/10, based on 22 renter reviews

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Location
5.9
Amenities
7.5
Management
9.0
Value
5.6
Social
7.8
Safety
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1575 Oak reviews and highlights

  • Parking is extra and the spaces are small
  • Close to Northwestern's shuttle
  • Great value
  • Coin-operated laundry machines in the basement
  • Spacious units
  • Responsive management
  • Apartment is generally clean
  • Old building but well maintained
  • Lots of natural light
  • Elevators and hallway have a little character
  • Incredibly convenient for downtown restaurants and bars
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Decent apartment, mediocre building

The apartment overall is comparable in size and location to Kellogg vis-a-vis some of the pricier buildings. The cost is unbeatable. The building though is not as nice as the pricier buildings and management has not devoted enough resources to keeping the apartments up to date (old appliances, need for many maintenance requests). It's livable but I'm not sure whether we'd do it again.

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Affordable. Decent Size. Slightly Old. Far From Campus.

Good place if you're looking for something cheap. Lots of Kellogg people live here (but most are married couples). Decent size (~1K sqft) for two people. An old apartment but units are being slowly renovated - my unit received new flooring when we moved in which was nice and makes a huge difference.

Biggest downside is how far it is from campus. About 25-30 min walk. Recommend a bike or taking the bus.

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  • 2 beds / 1 bath
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Cheap but good

This is one of the cheapest places in town, but still a good value. Management is responsive with repairs, etc. You get what you pay for, and it won't be as nice as other apartments in Evanston, but fine if you are focused on the bottom line.

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Not too fancy and not too expensive

The property is fine, nothing too fancy and you don't pay too much.

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Nice and close to campus

The process of moving is was very smooth and the location is great for downtown Evanston. It is a little further away from the Global Hub but really nice and close to restaurants and bars.

All apartments have lots of windows (from about hip-height all the way to the ceiling) so there is tons of natural light.

Also, it is very close to the CTA201 (free for students to get to campus) and the Davis street L & Metra stops.

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Spacious, comfortable, and affordable

Management is responsive. Block away from bus that takes you right to campus when it gets cold. Laundry and small gym in the basement. Overall, a good deal, especially if you want to live alone (more affordable than the other luxury apartments).

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Cost effective but no frills. Coin op laundry. If something breaks they fix it.

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Good value

Have had very few maintenance issues for price, except shower draining, below average dishwasher, coin laundry, no garbage disposal. 5-10 mins from key bars and restaurants but will be 25 mins from Global Hub.

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Simple, but great value

It's a simple apartment, but the rent is low and already includes water, heating, internet, and TV. Property manager is very responsive and overall we really like living here.

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Adequate value for price

For the price, it's a decent quality apartment. Not very modern, but few complaints and maintenance issues besides shower occasionally not draining, below average dishwasher, and coin laundry. Great proximity to restaurants and bars in downtown Evanston (5-10 minutes). Will be longer walk to Global Hub (25 mins).

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 25 Recs

Bat 17
Yeero Revolution
Buffalo Joe’s
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grocery 2 Recs

Whole Foods Market
Trader Joe’s
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convenience 2 Recs

Walgreens
7-Eleven
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fitness 38 Recs

TITLE Boxing Club
Pure Barre
McGaw YMCA
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parks 6 Recs

Merrick Rose Garden
Shakespeare Garden
City of Evanston Recreation Divi...
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coffee 18 Recs

Bennison’s Bakery
Cupitol Coffee & Eatery
Andy’s Frozen Custard
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About Downtown Evanston

Since it's home to Northwestern, Downtown Evanston is the most popular residential area for Kellogg students. Most apartment buildings in Downtown Evanston are a 20 minute walk from the Donald P. Jacobs Center, and several public transport options can cut that commute even further. This safe and hig...
Walkable
Easy Commute
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Student Friendly
Social Community
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Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
$
1,650
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
2,150

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Downtown Evanston Reviews

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All in all ideal downtown Evanston location. Very convenient for public transportation to Chicago, next door to local favorite Bennison's (love the late night smell of donuts baking), and walking distance to plenty of bars, restaurants, and stores. Once the Target goes up by Sherman Plaza and we have an alternative to Whole Foods close by this will be perfect.
McManus is located right next to Evanston downtown, so everything (restaurants, bars, groceries) is very close by. It's also right next to Northwestern campus (~15-18 minutes to Kellogg Global Hub by foot), which helps quite a lot, esp. in the winter when you'd want to keep your commute as short as possible.
We are across from the movie theater and Chilis. In our local neighborhood, we have shopping, events, bars, restaurants, and are a close walk for the Tuesday night parties. The Frost Bite stops by our front door, and both Davis Street stations are a block away or less.
I don't think there is any other place to live if you are a Kellogg student. Almost all the students live in this neighborhood, it's where all the restaurants are, and near the University and the train. The only place in Evanston that doesn't feels like a suburb.
Good central location in Evanston
Close to bars and other apartment buildings that other Kellogg students live in
~25 minute walk to the Global Hub
Evanston itself is just a little boring - no night life
Very close to Davis Metra station and Purple Line
The neighborhood is great and it is centrally located. There is grass around for walking dogs and the movie theater and restaurants are close by. It is somewhat far from the new Kellogg building, but most everything is now.
Great, quiet neighbourhood. Lots of students around obviously (mainly grad students in this area).

Pricey, for sure. Not a lot of cheap grocery/food options within walking distance.

The bar scene is mediocre at best.
Most Kellogg students live in downtown Evanston, everything is walking distance, and the building is a block away from the Intercampus bus stop, and 7 min walk distance from Davis station, which is very convenient.

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