BJB Evanston, LLC

 19 listings          
 90 reviews
7.4
Building rating
7.1
Management rating

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What's great

  • The management is really responsive and quick with maintenance requests

Recent BJB Evanston, LLC reviews

Pretty Solid

8 building rating Reviewed by on

The house is not so sound proof. Good thing is that it’s close to school

1509 Hinman
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 1 bath

Not bad

6 management rating Reviewed by on

Good and price is fair. However, the gym in the basement really needs some upgrade, improvement, or maintenance.

1420 Chicago
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

1420 Chicago Avenue Review

7 management rating Reviewed by on

Great apartment

1420 Chicago
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Good place to live, if you don't care about the noise

8 management rating Reviewed by on

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.

1420 Chicago
 / Chicago  / 3 beds, 2 baths

Good price

8 management rating Reviewed by on

Cheap and amazing

1420 Chicago
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

1410 Chicago Review

7 management rating Reviewed by on

generally good

1410 Chicago
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

quite good

8 management rating Reviewed by on

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.

1410 Chicago
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Great Apartment, Helpful Landlord

10 management rating Reviewed by on

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!

1420 Chicago
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Close but old

4 management rating Reviewed by on

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
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 1 bath

1509 Hinman Review

7 management rating Reviewed by on

Perfect location, great vintage style, old utilities

1509 Hinman
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 1 bath

Good for Students at NU

8 management rating Reviewed by on

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.

1420 Chicago
 / Chicago  / 3 beds, 2 baths

Good value

6 management rating Reviewed by on

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.

1410 Chicago
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Great Affordable Apartment

9 management rating Reviewed by on

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.

1410 Chicago
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Great Space and Location

6 management rating Reviewed by on

Good location and very large space for the price

1410 Chicago
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Good Value

10 management rating Reviewed by on

Great place to stay on budget - a bit far tho

1410 Chicago
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath