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Mid-Rise Apartment  «  BJB Properties
Downtown Evanston, 1575 Oak Ave | Evanston
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  •  Air Conditioning  
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Mini Grocery Store
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets

User Rating

7.5
Good
10 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods
8 min via 201 (bus)
UP-N (rail) - 6 min
250 (bus) - 1 min
Dawes Park
17 min walk
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
  • Convenience

    •  Mini Grocery Store
  • Included

    •  Heat Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Living Room

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

    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

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

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 7.5/10, based on 10 renter reviews

6.3
Location
6.1
Amenities
7.9
Management
9.1
Value
6.1
Social
10
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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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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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  • Studio / 1 bath
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Cost effective but no frills. Coin op laundry. If something breaks they fix it.

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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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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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Great value for the money

The exterior and hallways of 1575 Oak leave something to be desired, but the renovated, sunny units are wonderful. Pros: affordable, lots of sunlight, spacious, responsive maintenance team, very close to CTA, Metra & downtown evanston, Cons: 15-20 minute walk from Jake, old radiator heating, coin-operated laundry, poor amenities

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Value play for a cyclist

A bit further than your typical Kellogg apt, but I ride my bike to school every day so it works out well. A lot of bang for your buck here. Can't find a 1BR for as cheap as this in the modern high rise buildings. Lots of good light. The elevator and hallways have a little character, but once you are in the actual apt unit, it is quite nice! It has been recently renovated so the kitchen is modern and things don't feel old.

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Great overall experience

Located close-by to restaurants and shops in downtown evanston. Responsive management, and a lot of Kellogg people living there.

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Great unit, old building

Building is outdated and could use some upgrades but unit is fully remodeled. Very spacious, light and has hardwood floors.

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Not Fancy, but Serviceable

The apartment is generally clean and receives a lot of natural light. The location is a bit farther than most from campus, but this is compensated for by somewhat lower rent. Parking is extra and can be tricky; the garage is not really accessible for anything other than small cars. Outdoor parking is partially covered and tight. Laundry is via coin-operated machine in the basement, which is not ideal. Overall, the building is not exciting but tolerable for a year or two.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

23 Recommendations

Bat 17
World of Beer
Buffalo Joe’s
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2 Recommendations

Whole Foods
Trader Joe's
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1 Recommendation

CVS Pharmacy
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21 Recommendations

Pure Barre Evanston
CrossFit Shoreside
Evanston Athletic Club
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5 Recommendations

Dawes Park
Ridgeville Park District
Shakespeare Garden
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Dream About Tea
Kafein
Other Brother Coffeebar
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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 highly walkable area has an open feel that one would deem “semi-urban”, and hosts most of the restaurants and bars popular with the student population. Most find this convenient and well established area an ideal place to call home.
Walkable
Easy Commute
Great Location
Student Friendly
Social Community
Great Accessibility
Proximity To Amenities
Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
$
1,125
1 Bedroom
$
1,480
2 Bedroom
$
2,200

Getting around Downtown Evanston

UP-N (rail)

6 min

Purple Line (metro)

6 min

250 (bus)

1 min

208/213 (bus)

2 min

93 (bus)

2 min

206 (bus)

7 min

Downtown Evanston Reviews

48 reviews
Great downtown location, two blocks to Whole Foods, 8min walk to Trader Joes/Jewel, 2 blocks from the lake front, across the street from a park, decent walk to campus (and campus shuttle stop outside). It's a quick 1.5 blocks to Nevins, Prairie Moon, Bar Louie, Cupitol and Bangers and Lace, and less than 10min to all the other bars students frequent.
There's plenty to do, but it still takes some effort to get downtown. If you want the quickest ride (metra), then you have to plan ahead and deal with the (infrequent) train schedule. The purple line only runs express during rush hour. Depending on the time of day, your commute can run 20 minutes to an hour and a half.
Optima Views is in a great location. It is a two minute walk to the CTA and Metra and is also close to all of the downtown Evanston restaurants and shops. The building is also in close proximity to good workout options including Evanston Athletic Club and studios (Pure Barre & Cyclebar).
Everything is good. Except that E2 is on the western edge, slightly north of downtown, so not exactly smack in the middle. There are better properties if you want to be in the middle of downtown Evanston, all of which are no further from NU campus anyway.
I love being close to both stretches of downtown Evanston - the Dempster and Chicago intersection with Union Pizzeria, etc. and Nevins, Coralie, Vinic, etc. as well as close walking distance to Whiskey Thief, Found, Bat 17, World of Beer, La Macchina, etc.
The neighborhood is great and we are directly across the street from the movie theater and restaurants. It's easy to take the train into the city from here as well. However, when the new building opens the walk time will increase significantly.
I like being in downtown Evanston because I'm close to both the Metra and L. I also like being close to the restaurants, bars and to a decent gym. I have to walk a block to get to a park for my dog but it's not that bad.
Its nice to have everything you need within walking distance - from fast casual restaurants to bars, sit-down restaurants and CVS. It provides all the convenience you need for your busy student life.

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