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Low-Rise Apartment  «  BJB Evanston, LLC
Downtown Evanston, 1576 Oak Ave | Evanston
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  •  Additional Storage Available
  •  Air Conditioning  
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Available
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets

User Rating

8.0
Great
3 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 

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,855+
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(847) 786-0877
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Included

    •  Heat Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
  • 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 8.0/10, based on 3 renter reviews

6.5
Location
5.5
Amenities
7.5
Management
9.0
Value
6.0
Social
8.5
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Large with natural light

The apartment is large and has great natural light, but, though it is a well-maintained building, it is still an older building, so walls are thin, pipes are cranky, furnace is loud, etc.

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  • 2 beds / 1 bath
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Nice apartment

1576 is a smaller, vintage courtyard building about a 20 minute walk from the Jake. Overall, I've really liked living here!

Pros: great value for your money (especially for students who want to live alone); the studio apartments are larger than what you'll find in most places and include a separate kitchen; management has been very responsive whenever maintenance requests come up; the apartments have a lot of nice vintage features (e.g., built-ins) and are in great shape.

Cons: it's a bit further from the Jake than most buildings (and will be even further from the new building) but it's usually <10 min to other apartment buildings, only a few Kellogg students live in the building, no in-unit washers and dryers, building has pretty basic amenities (e.g., very basic gym).

1576 Oak doesn't have its own parking, but BJB owns the apartment building across the street, so 1576 residents can rent spots there.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

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Edzo’s Burger Shop
The Olive Mountain
Thai Sookdee
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Whole Foods
Trader Joe's
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CVS Pharmacy
7-Eleven
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Pure Barre Evanston
CrossFit Shoreside
Evanston Athletic Club
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Shakespeare Garden
Ridgeville Park District
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Dream About Tea
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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...
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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)

6 min

Purple Line (metro)

9 min

250 (bus)

1 min

201/205/93 (bus)

2 min

208/213 (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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