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Low-Rise Apartment  «  BJB Evanston, LLC
Downtown Evanston, 1509 Hinman Ave | Evanston
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  •  Additional Storage Available
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Central A/C
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot
  •  Walk-in Closets

User Rating

8.4
Great
5 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
8 min walk
UP-N (rail) - 12 min
201 (bus) - 4 min
Centennial Park
9 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,695+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,095+
Schedule Appointment At
(847) 813-7461
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Included

    •  Heat Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Living Room

    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Surface Parking Lot
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
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Overall rating 8.4/10, based on 5 renter reviews

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7.2
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8.2
Management
8.0
Value
6.2
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1509 Hinman reviews and highlights

  • Management is responsive
  • Happy with the building and our unit
  • Small gym and laundry facilities downstairs
  • Only a few minutes walk to all of the restaurants, bars and shops in downtown Evanston
  • Gets tons of natural light
  • I love how much space I was able to get
  • Location is great--close to the hub of Evanston
  • Very quiet surrounding area
  • Gym includes a couple of treadmills and ellipticals
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Great Apartment

Couldn't be happier with my apartment at 1509 Hinman. The rent has been very reasonable ($2100 for a 2 bedroom), the location is extremely convenient, and as far as apartment management companies go, BJB Evanston has been pretty easy to work with.

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Beautiful, charming and spacious alternative to the high-rises.

1509-1515 Hinman is arguably the best option for someone looking at the "vintage, low-rise" housing stock in downtown Evanston. It's on a beautiful street, within easy walking distance of everything downtown (6 minutes from Davis Street L / Metra) as well as Trader Joes / Jewel Osco and just two blocks from the lakefront park. The building, for being nearly 100 years old, is in excellent condition and very well maintained. The common areas are frequently cleaned, the laundry rooms are great, and the small gym is adequate. The units themselves are very spacious, with large living rooms, a semi-separate dining area, and spacious bedroom. Each unit has a front and back exposure, and given the age, there are nice details within the unit. Electricity and Gas come to about $40/month and although wifi is included, I upgraded to a cable/internet package for $80/month. At the end of the day, you can pay a reasonable price for a beautiful and historic building, incredible space, more character, great management and an excellent location.

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Solid Building, Great Management

We are happy with the building and our unit. The location is great. Management is responsive. We were able to quickly make a home of it, which was important for both me and my partner.

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Great apartment and value

The apartment is a very cute, large (for the money), and gets tons of natural light. There is a small gym (treadmill, bike, etc) as well as laundry facilities downstairs. The location is great--close to the hub of Evanston and the lake, but a very quiet block. One downside is that the management can be a bit lazy about taking care of things in the common spaces. Not horrible, just slow in responding and they don't go above and beyond what is asked. I have been very happy with the apartment and love how much space I was able to afford by going with a well-maintained "vintage" building instead of modern.

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Quiet, clean, and spacious

Extremely quiet and well-kept building; close to Lake Michigan running & biking paths and beaches and only a few minutes walk to all of the restaurants, bars and shops in downtown Evanston. Approximately only 10 minute walk to the Jake. The building and apartment itself are on the older side, but you get an immense amount of space and both kitchen and bathroom are renovated. Never really see anyone else around the building, but after being with everyone at school nonstop every day, really nice "retreat" to come home to in this building.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

26 Recommendations

Edzo’s Burger Shop
The Olive Mountain
Joy Yee’s Noodle Kitchen
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2 Recommendations

Whole Foods Market
Trader Joe’s
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Walgreens
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24 Recommendations

TITLE Boxing Club
Fonseca Martial Arts
Tier One Training Center
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6 Recommendations

Dawes Park
Clark Street Beach
Merrick Rose Garden
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14 Recommendations

Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Other Brother Coffeebar
Cupitol Coffee & Eatery
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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
Great Location
Student Friendly
Social Community
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Median rents in Downtown Evanston
Studio
$
1,200
1 Bedroom
$
1,600
2 Bedroom
$
2,500

Getting around Downtown Evanston

UP-N (rail)

12 min

Purple Line (metro)

8 min

201 (bus)

4 min

208/213/250 (bus)

9 min

205 (bus)

3 min

93 (bus)

9 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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