BJB Properties

 31 listings          
 82 reviews
7.7
Building rating
7.8
Management rating

Apartments located in

What's great

  • High focus on safety with locations in safe neighborhoods as well as 24-hour front desk attendants.
  • Management is very responsive to any complaints filed.
  • On-site maintenance is quick and effective when called upon.

Recent BJB Properties reviews

Affordable. Decent Size. Slightly Old. Far From Campus.

7 management rating Reviewed by on

Good place if you're looking for something cheap. Lots of Kellogg people live here (but most are married couples). Decent size (~1K sqft) for two people. An old apartment but units are being slowly renovated - my unit received new flooring when we moved in which was nice and makes a huge difference.

Biggest downside is how far it is from campus. About 25-30 min walk. Recommend a bike or taking the bus.

1575 Oak
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 1 bath

Cheap but good

10 management rating Reviewed by on

This is one of the cheapest places in town, but still a good value. Management is responsive with repairs, etc. You get what you pay for, and it won't be as nice as other apartments in Evanston, but fine if you are focused on the bottom line.

1575 Oak
 / Chicago  / Studio, 1 bath

Not too fancy and not too expensive

8 management rating Reviewed by on

The property is fine, nothing too fancy and you don't pay too much.

1575 Oak
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Nice and close to campus

8 management rating Reviewed by on

The process of moving is was very smooth and the location is great for downtown Evanston. It is a little further away from the Global Hub but really nice and close to restaurants and bars.

All apartments have lots of windows (from about hip-height all the way to the ceiling) so there is tons of natural light.

Also, it is very close to the CTA201 (free for students to get to campus) and the Davis street L & Metra stops.

1575 Oak
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

It's great!

10 management rating Reviewed by on

Great space. Highly recommended. Can't say enough good things about it. You can't go wrong with living there. There's a bedroom and a bathroom. Both work really well. Better than expected even. I've told all my friends about it. If I had more friends I would tell them about it!

1036 N Dearborn
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Great Place to Live

10 management rating Reviewed by on

Management is very responsive to all my tenant needs, great location. I have a dishwasher and walk in closet, which is an extremely rare find in this neighborhood! It's an older building but everything is in good condition. Plus a security guard at night helps keep the property safe!

1036 N Dearborn
 / Chicago  / Studio, 1 bath

Satisfied long time resident

9 management rating Reviewed by on

I've been at 1837 Patterson for a few years and overall am pleased with the building and management. Can't beat the location, and street parking is relatively easy. Maintenance is very responsive and the building engineer does a great job. Cable and internet is included, but very basic and was a little disappointed with the recent cable package downgrade. Laundry is coin operated, which is probably the biggest downside. Residents are mostly single working professionals and haven't had any issues with noise. Pet friendly building and close to the brown line and buses.

1837 W. Patterson
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Great place when first moving to Chicago

9 management rating Reviewed by on

I moved to Chicago and didn't really know anything about the city or where to live. I ended up living in a small studio in Lakeview and I really loved it. Rent was inexpensive, but the room was extremely small. When you live alone you don't need much though. You did have to pay for laundry downstairs on the first floor, and the elevator was extremely old and slow. It's not bad for a first apartment, but I wanted to move after a year.

1632 W. Belmont
 / Chicago  / Studio, 1 bath

New Attentive Management

10 management rating Reviewed by on

My experience thus far at 25 E Delaware has been great. Management is great about responding to any and every issue. The location is excellent and it's a great place to live! Ask Katie if you ever have a problem, she'll get it taken care of right away!

25 E. Delaware
 / Chicago  / 2 beds, 2 baths

Descent Place to live for a year

6 management rating Reviewed by on

Overall BJB Properties was a good experience. There were 2 main things that annoyed me about my studio apartment. 1 - There was very little sunlight. Many of the units face the east but the hospital blocks all of the sun, making the small studio apartments like a cave. 2 - There was always a smell of smoke and weed in the hallway. The apartment doesn't allow smoking anywhere (per the lease) but they apparently never enforced it.

There is a front desk person from 5-1am so overall it feels pretty safe.

424 W Diversey
 / Chicago  / Studio, 1 bath

Quiet and cozy

9 management rating Reviewed by on

I love my apartment. It is expensive but updated and I live in a high enough unit that I am overlooking other buildings' roofs so that's a huge plus. No problems with maintenance or management. They have had workers working on the exterior of the building for the last two years so that can be an annoyance because it gets loud in the mornings for some people.

426 W Surf
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Nice Living Situation

6 management rating Reviewed by on

You can't go wrong with this location and the spacious units. Been here for a while and plan on staying as long as rent holds steady. Kitchen is spacious and all appliances are nice and in good working condition. Outside of building and hallways are well maintained.

11 W Division
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Really Beautiful Studio Apartment

9 management rating Reviewed by on

This is the perfect studio apartment for me - it's in my price range (although maybe a little more than I wanted to spend) and in the best area of town and has an amazing layout so it doesn't exactly feel like a studio. I fell in love with it at first sight.

211 E Delaware
 / Chicago  / Studio, 1 bath

Enjoyable

10 management rating Reviewed by on

I enjoy living at 211 E. Delaware Place. The location is great and close to a lot of amazing restaurants and shopping. It is easy to walk to the loop for work and shopping and restaurants on the weekend. The sundeck and laundry room are also nice amenities at my apartment building.

211 E Delaware
 / Chicago  / Studio, 1 bath

Looks nice but has roaches

4 management rating Reviewed by on

Our apartment is in a very safe neighborhood. We have a very spacious 1 bedroom with hardwood laminate floors, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances. BUT. There are roaches. Even if you're the cleanest person. Also the elevators are slow.

2850 N Sheridan Rd
 / Chicago  / 1 bed, 1 bath