Life in Grand Rapids, MI: Top Student Housing

by Megan Johnson on January 18th, 2017 in Apartments, Guide To College Living

Whether you attend Davenport University, Calvin College, or Grand Rapids Community College, life in Grand Rapids, MI is incomplete without the perfect off-campus student housing. 

Check out some of the top housing options in Grand Rapids, MI.

Lofts at 5 Lyon -- What do you get when you cross a stylish apartment with a vibrant downtown neighborhood and a student housing community-vibe? Lofts at 5 Lyon, an apartment community offering a modern take on student living with everything you need to start college off the right way. Choose from studio, one, two, three, or four-bedroom floor plans. Each furnished apartment includes spacious kitchens with full-size appliances, a dresser, a desk and chair, a single bed, a couch, a chair, a coffee table, an end table, and more. Community features include secure building access, on-site laundry, a state-of-the-art fitness center, downtown views, bike storage, and all utilities included.

Hopson Flats -- Hopson Flats offers the best of apartment life and shifts it into an environment mixing modern spaces with awesome conveniences. Choose from two, three, or four-bedroom apartments. Enjoy utilities (heat, electric, and air conditioning) included in your rent payment. Community amenities include a fitness center with the latest workout equipment, a quiet reading lounge, an entertainment/game room, Ping-Pong tables, on-site laundry facilities, free cable TV, bike storage, and more. Pet lovers, don't leave your furry friends at home -- you can have up to two pets in your flat!

Plaza Towers -- If you're looking for a combination of luxury and comfort, Plaza Towers Apartments were designed for you. Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids on the Grand River, Plaza Towers offers exceptional amenities, breathtaking views, and heartwarming staff. As a resident, enjoy 24-hour on-site security staff, a cinema room, an indoor pool, a rooftop sports deck, a 24-hour fitness center, a coffee bar, a patio with grilling area, a community room with free Wi-Fi, and on-site laundry. Apartments include custom cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wood floors.

Lake Forest Apartments -- Carefree living to suit any lifestyle describes Lake Forest Apartments. Relax on the enormous balcony overlooking beautiful Softwater Lake, stroll through the natural wooded pathways, or go fishing outside your back door. Pick from a one or two bedroom, pet-friendly home. Apartment amenities include a separate dining area, a dishwasher, storage lockers, oversized balcony and patio, great views, central air, and flexible lease terms. Lake Forest offers residents clothes care centers, two swimming pools, lake access with nature trails and docks, and a complimentary resident coffee bar.
The Waters Center -- A newly remodeled mixed-use building in the middle of downtown Grand Rapids, the Waters Center contains one and two bedroom apartments for rent. Features include energy efficient lighting, included utilities (gas, recycling, trash, and water), exposed wood and brick in a variety of formats, in-unit washer and dryer, a programmable thermostat, and stainless steel appliances. Community features include attached parking, a grocery drop-off area, a multipurpose and conference room, a full-service restaurant, a coffee shop, three bars, a rooftop year-round deck with fireplaces and bar, and dry cleaning pickup and delivery.

The Orchards at Four Mile -- The Orchards at Four Mile apartments offer a combination of convenient locations and generous living space with beautiful surroundings and world-class service. This 32-acre community has beautifully landscaped grounds with a private outdoor pool, a sand volleyball court, an expanded pet park, a fitness center, a playground, clothes care centers, a business center with free Wi-Fi, covered parking, and a picnic park. Apartments include a private balcony/patio, a view of the woods, energy efficient appliance packages, and bay windows.

[Image via Lake Forest Apartments]
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