BJB Evanston, LLC
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- The management is really responsive and quick with maintenance requests
Recent BJB Evanston, LLC reviews
The house is not so sound proof. Good thing is that it’s close to school
Good and price is fair. However, the gym in the basement really needs some upgrade, improvement, or maintenance.
1420 Chicago Avenue Review
Good place to live, if you don't care about the noise
Many apartments in the unit were recently renewed, and we have clean kitchens and bathrooms. Our apartment locates near Trader Joe's, Whole foods, Jewel Osco, and many other Asian restaurants, what's more, it is a 15-minute walk from the apartment to Northwestern campus. However, it is a little bit noisy here, due to the busy Chicago Ave and the metro station nearby. Also, the walls are thin and sometimes you can hear people talk in the rooms next to yours.
Cheap and amazing
1410 Chicago Review
I think it 's a quite ideal place to live. The price is very reasonable and the location is quite convenient. We have laundry and free gym on the first floor.
Great Apartment, Helpful Landlord
The apartment unit is great - there is plenty of sunlight on the upper floor, lots of windows and the unit is fairly spacious. If you’re particular about having your own bathroom, this is one of the rare few options available in Evanston. It is a 12 minute walk to the university arch and great for students with classes on south campus (like Medill students), but can be far for north campus/Kellogg students.
Trader Joe’s and Jewel Osco are 2 blocks away, and Whole Foods is 3 blocks in the other direction. It’s a great location from downtown, everything is in walkable distance and about 10-15 minutes away. The train station is also 2 blocks away so it’s really convenient for when you want to go to Chicago.
BJB Evanston keeps the heat on at a very cosy temperature (but you cannot control the temperature) and is very responsive to repairs and maintainence calls. There are air conditioners installed with the unit as well.
The bus stop towards university is about 3 blocks away and is only a block away on the way back, so it’s fairly convenient. The internet covered by the rent works well on most days. There is also coin-laundry in the basement.
For the drawbacks: The building itself doesn’t look the nicest when you enter, and the elevator is painfully slow. The gym is not great but has basic equipment and will do if you really want to workout. There also isn’t any mailroom for package delivery so packages end up staying out in the lobby itself, but I haven’t had any issues with stolen packages so far so it isn’t a big deal.
Overall I’d say this is a really great apartment!
Close but old
The location is 10 minutes’ walk to the McCormik Foundation Center, where IMC students take classes. But the building is rather old, and the facilities breaks a lot. Also, the building doesn’t have elevators, so it’ll take efforts bringing large furnitures upstairs. And the wall is not soundproof so your living condition partly depends on your neighbors.
1509 Hinman Review
Perfect location, great vintage style, old utilities
Good for Students at NU
It is not far from the NU campus. It only takes me 12 min to walk to school. But my classrooms are on the south side of the campus. You should not live here if you usually have classes in the north of the NU campus.
I am satisfied with most of the things of BJB and the apartment except for the internet included in our rent. It shut down a few times during the last five months. The speed is not very fast. You could, of course, buy a different internet provider's service though. Besides, walls are relatively thin.
Other than that, whenever there is a problem, BJB will send someone to fix it within a few days. Very responsive.
Rent is on the lower end for a decent location. There is a small gym and washer/dryer room in the building. Management is ok - pretty responsive but sometimes not very effective.
Great Affordable Apartment
The apartment is great. It is located near bars and coffee shops. The nice part is that you are somewhat away from the main strip. It is also really close to grocery stores. The walk to the Kellogg building is straight down Chicago avenue, and you can take the bus as well.
Great Space and Location
Good location and very large space for the price
Great place to stay on budget - a bit far tho