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101 Apartments for rent in Grand Rapids, MI

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16 Units Available
601 Lake Michigan Dr NW
601 Lake Michigan Drive Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI | SWAN
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,300
585 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
795 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 01:41 PM
601 West Apartments in Grand Rapids is just steps away from all your lifestyle desires. Your neighborhood grocer, Bridge Street Market is your one-stop shop for all your everyday needs.
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1 Unit Available
The Baldwin
11 Fuller Avenue Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI | East Hills
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
915 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 01:41 PM
Welcome Home to The Baldwin
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10 Units Available
Studio Park Lofts
122 Oakes St SW
Grand Rapids, MI | Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids
Studio
$1,020
452 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,435
558 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,955
870 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 01:41 PM
Studio Park is downtown living at its best-an accessible location, energetic environment,and modern amenities galore.
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40 Units Available
The Brix at Midtown
414 Benson Ave
Grand Rapids, MI | Midtown
1 Bedroom
$1,403
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,621
1131 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,342
1408 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 01:41 PM
Contemporary homes with granite counters and nine-foot ceilings. Ample community amenities, including a fire pit, spa, pool, and bike storage. Pet friendly. By I-196 for a smooth commute. Near bars and restaurants on Michigan Street.
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37 Units Available
Springs at Knapp's Crossing
2550 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Studio
$1,123
574 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,333
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,552
1118 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 01:41 PM
Bordered by thick beautiful trees and rolling green lawns, Springs at Knapp's Crossing is ready to welcome you home.
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5 Units Available
Lofts at 820 on Monroe
820 Monroe Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI | Belknap Lookout
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,095
653 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
955 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 01:41 PM
In what used to be the Sackner Products Factory (at 820 Monroe NW), this historic building sits in the Monroe North neighborhood just outside Grand Rapids' City Center.
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4 Units Available
Lofts on Michigan
740 Michigan Street Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI | Midtown
1 Bedroom
$1,195
691 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 01:41 PM
Residing in the Midtown Neighborhood, residents of 616 Lofts on Michigan get to experience all the new and historic amenities this area has to offer.
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5 Units Available
The Fountains Apartments
3900 Whispering Way Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI
1 Bedroom
$1,175
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
975 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 01:41 PM
Welcome to The Fountains, where the grand water fountains that inspire our name set a tone of serenity for the entire community. Feel yourself slow and relax as you take in each woodland and waterscape view.
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4 Units Available
Lofts at the Kendall
16 Monroe Center Street Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI | Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,225
553 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
782 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 01:41 PM
The revitalization of the historic Kendall building was a landmark for our partner, 616 Development, and now it's one of downtown's most unique places to live.
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4 Units Available
Lofts on Ionia
1 Ionia Avenue Southwest
Grand Rapids, MI | Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids
1 Bedroom
$1,295
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
942 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:31 PM
1 Ionia, formerly known as 1 and 7 Ionia (two buildings now joined together), is home to a flourishing apartment community and brewery.
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1 Unit Available
Hidden Creek Apartments
1513 Hidden Creek Circle NE
Grand Rapids, MI | Northeast Grand Rapids
1 Bedroom
$1,159
654 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 01:40 PM
Enjoy on-site apartment amenities, including a heated pool and a fitness center. Close to Grand Rapids Art Museum with easy access to I-96. Experience comfort with central air and a balcony or patio in units.
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6 Units Available
601 Bond
601 Bond Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI | Belknap Lookout
1 Bedroom
$1,430
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,940
984 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:43 PM
601 Bond is at the intersection of lifestyle and locality. Living here, you can start your dayworking out, watching the sun cascade over the city and the Grand River.
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5 Units Available
Foote Hills
4630 Common Way Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,010
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
934 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:43 PM
This property is managed by Beztak, 2020 recipient of the US Best Managed Companies, sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal.
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7 Units Available
Icon on Bond
538 Bond Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI | Belknap Lookout
1 Bedroom
$1,410
876 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,680
1230 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:43 PM
Rising nine stories above the rejuvenated Monroe North Neighborhood, Icon on Bond is set to become Grand Rapids' most recognizable and desired residential address.
Verified
7 Units Available
Waters House
500 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI | Heritage Hill
Studio
$1,102
384 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,239
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,231
1192 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:13 PM
Waters House Apartments are located in the historic Heritage Hill neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Verified
9 Units Available
Venue Tower Apartments
15 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI | Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids
Studio
$1,026
406 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,361
543 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,072
1069 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:15 PM
Near the Van Andel Arena and the area's best in art and culture. Community amenities include a clubhouse, fitness studio and outdoor patio. Each apartment offers energy-efficient appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows and plank flooring.
Verified
8 Units Available
Gateway at Belknap Apartments
513 Clancy Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI | Belknap Lookout
Studio
$1,102
356 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,344
654 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1020 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:33 PM
Just a few minutes from the hospital and research center. Each home features updated kitchens, floor-to-ceiling tiling and private entrances. Community amenities include a cardio studio, gated underground parking and pet-friendly accommodations.
Verified
13 Units Available
Arena Place
55 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI | Heartside-Downtown Grand Rapids
1 Bedroom
$1,443
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,705
869 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:01 PM
This upscale, newer community offers a fitness studio, recycling program and rooftop resident clubhouse with an entertainment area. Each apartment offers energy efficient appliances, gourmet kitchens and balconies.
Verified
3 Units Available
Wyndham Hill
1851 Knapp St NE
Grand Rapids, MI | Creston
1 Bedroom
$1,143
905 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,293
1085 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:32 PM
Luxurious apartments have private patios, walk-in closets, and in-home washer-dryers. Located minutes from shopping, dining and entertainment. Community has lounge chairs, pool, and hot tub.
Verified
12 Units Available
Central Park Place
2875 Central Park Way NE
Grand Rapids, MI | Creston
1 Bedroom
$927
693 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
942 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:32 PM
Apartment amenities include washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, and well-equipped kitchens. Community includes 24-hour fitness center, yoga room, and volleyball court. Great location for commuters off I-96.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Greenfield Apartments
1640 S Greenfield Cir NE
Grand Rapids, MI | Northeast Grand Rapids
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$975
711 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 12:31 PM
Allow us to captivate and spoil you in the relaxing, maintenance-free apartments at Greenfield Apartment Homes. Bask in a home filled with comforts and conveniences and an assortment of amenities that make it hard to ever leave.
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8 Units Available
Pointe O Woods
4065 Pointe O Woods St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
2 Bedrooms
$930
1000 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:24 PM
QUALITY. COMFORT. HOME.Come discover the unexpected charm of luxury country living and comfortable city convenience. At The Pointe Apartments, you are minutes away from supermarkets, local shopping, dining and entertainment.
Verified
13 Units Available
The Valley
4100 Whispering Ln NE
Grand Rapids, MI
1 Bedroom
$991
852 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,393
1165 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,662
1492 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:22 PM
Community features lush landscaping, basketball courts, and a dog park. Units feature washer and dryer hookup, kitchen pantry, and ample storage. Great location just minutes from Woodland Mall.
Verified
3 Units Available
Aspen Lakes
1701 Knapp St NE
Grand Rapids, MI | Creston
1 Bedroom
$1,143
905 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,293
1085 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:09 PM
Stunning community overlooking the water and near Huff Park. Recently renovated apartments with in-unit laundry, updated stainless steel appliances and a patio or balcony. On-site pool, 24-hour gym, hot tub and garage. Pet-friendly.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Grand Rapids?
In Grand Rapids, the median rent is $620 for a studio, $759 for a 1-bedroom, $922 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,306 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Grand Rapids, check out our monthly Grand Rapids Rent Report.
How much is rent in Grand Rapids?
In Grand Rapids, the median rent is $620 for a studio, $759 for a 1-bedroom, $922 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,306 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Grand Rapids, check out our monthly Grand Rapids Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Grand Rapids?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Grand Rapids apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Grand Rapids?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Grand Rapids apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Grand Rapids properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Grand Rapids properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Grand Rapids?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Grand Rapids.
How much should I pay for rent in Grand Rapids?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Grand Rapids.
How can I find off-campus housing in Grand Rapids?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Grand Rapids. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College, Kalamazoo College, and Muskegon Community College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Grand Rapids?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Grand Rapids. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College, Kalamazoo College, and Muskegon Community College.

Median Rent in Grand Rapids

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Grand Rapids is $759, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $922.
Studio
$620
1 Bed
$759
2 Beds
$922
3+ Beds
$1,306

City Guide

Grand Rapids
The River City, In the Palm of Your Hand

On the classic Michigan Hand Map, Grand Rapids is located roughly in the middle of the right hand, between the ring finger and pinkie. If you don't know about the Hand Map, and you're considering a move to the great state of Michigan, we suggest you get to know it ASAP. Believe it or not, Michiganders really do often utilize these “handy” bodily maps as visual aids. So, what's so great about living in this part of the north paw? Plenty, actually. Cultural opportunities abound, commutes are a cinch, public spaces are ample, the beaches of that one really big lake are just 30 minutes away and, most importantly, the local beer is good. For a 10 minute tour of the city and a peek at nearly 3,000 of its inhabitants, just watch Rob Bliss' world record-breaking Lip Dub video.

The River City, In the Palm of Your Hand
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On the classic Michigan Hand Map, Grand Rapids is located roughly in the middle of the right hand, between the ring finger and pinkie. If you don't know about the Hand Map, and you're considering a move to the great state of Michigan, we suggest you get to know it ASAP. Believe it or not, Michiganders really do often utilize these “handy” bodily maps as visual aids. So, what's so great about living in this part of the north paw? Plenty, actually. Cultural opportunities abound, commutes are a cinch, public spaces are ample, the beaches of that one really big lake are just 30 minutes away and, most importantly, the local beer is good. For a 10 minute tour of the city and a peek at nearly 3,000 of its inhabitants, just watch Rob Bliss' world record-breaking Lip Dub video.

Weather

With average winter low temps hovering around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, living in Grand Rapids pretty much requires a car. With snow tires. GR does offer reliable (and cheap) public transportation around downtown and between suburbs via The Rapid and Dash systems.

Weather
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With average winter low temps hovering around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, living in Grand Rapids pretty much requires a car. With snow tires. GR does offer reliable (and cheap) public transportation around downtown and between suburbs via The Rapid and Dash systems.

Finding Your Niche

Lifestyle considerations may prove to be a deal-breaker or maker for some house-hunters. While Grand Rapids is widely considered to be an 'up and coming' American community, it's not exactly a world capitol, so competition for vacant units is usually a non-issue. Investigate GR's neighborhoods, and take it from there.

Finding Your Niche
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Lifestyle considerations may prove to be a deal-breaker or maker for some house-hunters. While Grand Rapids is widely considered to be an 'up and coming' American community, it's not exactly a world capitol, so competition for vacant units is usually a non-issue. Investigate GR's neighborhoods, and take it from there.

A River Runs Through It

Grand Rapids is basically divided into four sections, NE, NW, SE and SW:

Southeast: This area has a variety of housing options.

Northeast: Includes the areas of Rockford and Kent county, and holds a plethora of hiking, biking and golfing opportunities.

Southwest: Composed of the suburbs of Wyoming, Grandville and Byron Center, this area is known fo– Hey! Look at that giant mall!

Northwest: A more rural area.

A River Runs Through It
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Grand Rapids is basically divided into four sections, NE, NW, SE and SW:

Southeast: This area has a variety of housing options.

Northeast: Includes the areas of Rockford and Kent county, and holds a plethora of hiking, biking and golfing opportunities.

Southwest: Composed of the suburbs of Wyoming, Grandville and Byron Center, this area is known fo– Hey! Look at that giant mall!

Northwest: A more rural area.

Breaking it Down

Eastown

Eastown, so hot right now . . . Eastown. GR's most happening 'hood offers everything you need to get through your day: art galleries, bookstores, a legendary breakfast spot, dive bars, coffee and hot yoga. Located just 5 minutes east of downtown Grand Rapids, snaggable rentals include townhomes, mid-rise apartments and second floor apartments.

Heritage Hill

Founded in 1848 (hence the name) Heritage Hills' rental inventory consists primarily of old, stately manors carved into apartments, and single-family homes. By the way, the whole freakin' neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Belknap Lookout

The Lookout has a diverse selection of rentals. The farther east you go, the nicer it gets.

Heartside

This neighborhood is smack in the center of town, and somewhat of an ongoing project. A recently opened farmers market and nightlife district and the assortment of LEED-certified apartment buildings.

Grand Rapids is, quite simply, an extremely friendly place to live, if you didn’t notice from the lip dub. It offer a vibrant downtown, cool neighborhood shopping districts, and green development plans. So here’s a final insider tip for you, go out and buy a jacket, you don’t want to miss the boat on this one. Hurry and find your rental – before global warming ruins your chances!

Breaking it Down
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Eastown

Eastown, so hot right now . . . Eastown. GR's most happening 'hood offers everything you need to get through your day: art galleries, bookstores, a legendary breakfast spot, dive bars, coffee and hot yoga. Located just 5 minutes east of downtown Grand Rapids, snaggable rentals include townhomes, mid-rise apartments and second floor apartments.

Heritage Hill

Founded in 1848 (hence the name) Heritage Hills' rental inventory consists primarily of old, stately manors carved into apartments, and single-family homes. By the way, the whole freakin' neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Belknap Lookout

The Lookout has a diverse selection of rentals. The farther east you go, the nicer it gets.

Heartside

This neighborhood is smack in the center of town, and somewhat of an ongoing project. A recently opened farmers market and nightlife district and the assortment of LEED-certified apartment buildings.

Grand Rapids is, quite simply, an extremely friendly place to live, if you didn’t notice from the lip dub. It offer a vibrant downtown, cool neighborhood shopping districts, and green development plans. So here’s a final insider tip for you, go out and buy a jacket, you don’t want to miss the boat on this one. Hurry and find your rental – before global warming ruins your chances!

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City Guide

Grand Rapids
The River City, In the Palm of Your Hand

On the classic Michigan Hand Map, Grand Rapids is located roughly in the middle of the right hand, between the ring finger and pinkie. If you don't know about the Hand Map, and you're considering a move to the great state of Michigan, we suggest you get to know it ASAP. Believe it or not, Michiganders really do often utilize these “handy” bodily maps as visual aids. So, what's so great about living in this part of the north paw? Plenty, actually. Cultural opportunities abound, commutes are a cinch, public spaces are ample, the beaches of that one really big lake are just 30 minutes away and, most importantly, the local beer is good. For a 10 minute tour of the city and a peek at nearly 3,000 of its inhabitants, just watch Rob Bliss' world record-breaking Lip Dub video.

The River City, In the Palm of Your Hand
+

On the classic Michigan Hand Map, Grand Rapids is located roughly in the middle of the right hand, between the ring finger and pinkie. If you don't know about the Hand Map, and you're considering a move to the great state of Michigan, we suggest you get to know it ASAP. Believe it or not, Michiganders really do often utilize these “handy” bodily maps as visual aids. So, what's so great about living in this part of the north paw? Plenty, actually. Cultural opportunities abound, commutes are a cinch, public spaces are ample, the beaches of that one really big lake are just 30 minutes away and, most importantly, the local beer is good. For a 10 minute tour of the city and a peek at nearly 3,000 of its inhabitants, just watch Rob Bliss' world record-breaking Lip Dub video.

Weather

With average winter low temps hovering around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, living in Grand Rapids pretty much requires a car. With snow tires. GR does offer reliable (and cheap) public transportation around downtown and between suburbs via The Rapid and Dash systems.

Weather
+

With average winter low temps hovering around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, living in Grand Rapids pretty much requires a car. With snow tires. GR does offer reliable (and cheap) public transportation around downtown and between suburbs via The Rapid and Dash systems.

Finding Your Niche

Lifestyle considerations may prove to be a deal-breaker or maker for some house-hunters. While Grand Rapids is widely considered to be an 'up and coming' American community, it's not exactly a world capitol, so competition for vacant units is usually a non-issue. Investigate GR's neighborhoods, and take it from there.

Finding Your Niche
+

Lifestyle considerations may prove to be a deal-breaker or maker for some house-hunters. While Grand Rapids is widely considered to be an 'up and coming' American community, it's not exactly a world capitol, so competition for vacant units is usually a non-issue. Investigate GR's neighborhoods, and take it from there.

A River Runs Through It

Grand Rapids is basically divided into four sections, NE, NW, SE and SW:

Southeast: This area has a variety of housing options.

Northeast: Includes the areas of Rockford and Kent county, and holds a plethora of hiking, biking and golfing opportunities.

Southwest: Composed of the suburbs of Wyoming, Grandville and Byron Center, this area is known fo– Hey! Look at that giant mall!

Northwest: A more rural area.

A River Runs Through It
+

Grand Rapids is basically divided into four sections, NE, NW, SE and SW:

Southeast: This area has a variety of housing options.

Northeast: Includes the areas of Rockford and Kent county, and holds a plethora of hiking, biking and golfing opportunities.

Southwest: Composed of the suburbs of Wyoming, Grandville and Byron Center, this area is known fo– Hey! Look at that giant mall!

Northwest: A more rural area.

Breaking it Down

Eastown

Eastown, so hot right now . . . Eastown. GR's most happening 'hood offers everything you need to get through your day: art galleries, bookstores, a legendary breakfast spot, dive bars, coffee and hot yoga. Located just 5 minutes east of downtown Grand Rapids, snaggable rentals include townhomes, mid-rise apartments and second floor apartments.

Heritage Hill

Founded in 1848 (hence the name) Heritage Hills' rental inventory consists primarily of old, stately manors carved into apartments, and single-family homes. By the way, the whole freakin' neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Belknap Lookout

The Lookout has a diverse selection of rentals. The farther east you go, the nicer it gets.

Heartside

This neighborhood is smack in the center of town, and somewhat of an ongoing project. A recently opened farmers market and nightlife district and the assortment of LEED-certified apartment buildings.

Grand Rapids is, quite simply, an extremely friendly place to live, if you didn’t notice from the lip dub. It offer a vibrant downtown, cool neighborhood shopping districts, and green development plans. So here’s a final insider tip for you, go out and buy a jacket, you don’t want to miss the boat on this one. Hurry and find your rental – before global warming ruins your chances!

Breaking it Down
+

Eastown

Eastown, so hot right now . . . Eastown. GR's most happening 'hood offers everything you need to get through your day: art galleries, bookstores, a legendary breakfast spot, dive bars, coffee and hot yoga. Located just 5 minutes east of downtown Grand Rapids, snaggable rentals include townhomes, mid-rise apartments and second floor apartments.

Heritage Hill

Founded in 1848 (hence the name) Heritage Hills' rental inventory consists primarily of old, stately manors carved into apartments, and single-family homes. By the way, the whole freakin' neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Belknap Lookout

The Lookout has a diverse selection of rentals. The farther east you go, the nicer it gets.

Heartside

This neighborhood is smack in the center of town, and somewhat of an ongoing project. A recently opened farmers market and nightlife district and the assortment of LEED-certified apartment buildings.

Grand Rapids is, quite simply, an extremely friendly place to live, if you didn’t notice from the lip dub. It offer a vibrant downtown, cool neighborhood shopping districts, and green development plans. So here’s a final insider tip for you, go out and buy a jacket, you don’t want to miss the boat on this one. Hurry and find your rental – before global warming ruins your chances!

Grand Rapids Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

Here’s how Grand Rapids ranks on:

B+
Overall satisfaction
B+
Safety and crime rate
A
Jobs and career opportunities
A
Recreational activities
B+
Affordability
A-
Quality of schools
A-
Social Life
C
Weather
A-
Commute time
B
State and local taxes
A
Public transit
B-
Pet-friendliness

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Grand Rapids’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Grand Rapids renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

Key findings in Grand Rapids include the following:

  • Grand Rapids renters gave their city a B+ overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Grand Rapids were jobs and career opportunities, public transit and recreational activities, which all received A grades.
  • The areas of concern to Grand Rapids renters are weather (C) and state and local taxes (B).
  • Grand Rapids did relatively well compared to other cities in Michigan, including Detroit (F), but worse than Ann Arbor (A+).
  • Grand Rapids did relatively well compared to other cities nationwide, including Chicago, IL (B-), Indianapolis, IN (C+) and New York, NY (C+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

Renters say:

  • "There is plenty to do and good nightlife, but the neighborhood you live in matters. I live downtown and it can be hard to find parking and safety can be a concern." – Rebecca H.
  • "Grand Rapids is a small city but has all the benefits of a larger one." – Anna L.
  • "Love the opportunity for local growth but hate the crime rate and dirty streets." – Tiffany H.
  • "I love that there’s lots to do in terms of activities and everything is no more than 20 minutes away. But there’s construction everywhere all year, and car insurance rates are unreasonably high for no reason." – Anon.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

View our national survey results here.
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Renter Confidence Survey

Apartment List has released Grand Rapids’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Grand Rapids renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment...

View full Grand Rapids Renter Survey

Here’s how Grand Rapids ranks on:

B+
Overall satisfaction
B+
Safety and crime rate
A
Jobs and career opportunities
A
Recreational activities
B+
Affordability
A-
Quality of schools
A-
Social Life
C
Weather
A-
Commute time
B
State and local taxes
A
Public transit
B-
Pet-friendliness

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Grand Rapids’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Grand Rapids renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

Key findings in Grand Rapids include the following:

  • Grand Rapids renters gave their city a B+ overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Grand Rapids were jobs and career opportunities, public transit and recreational activities, which all received A grades.
  • The areas of concern to Grand Rapids renters are weather (C) and state and local taxes (B).
  • Grand Rapids did relatively well compared to other cities in Michigan, including Detroit (F), but worse than Ann Arbor (A+).
  • Grand Rapids did relatively well compared to other cities nationwide, including Chicago, IL (B-), Indianapolis, IN (C+) and New York, NY (C+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

Renters say:

  • "There is plenty to do and good nightlife, but the neighborhood you live in matters. I live downtown and it can be hard to find parking and safety can be a concern." – Rebecca H.
  • "Grand Rapids is a small city but has all the benefits of a larger one." – Anna L.
  • "Love the opportunity for local growth but hate the crime rate and dirty streets." – Tiffany H.
  • "I love that there’s lots to do in terms of activities and everything is no more than 20 minutes away. But there’s construction everywhere all year, and car insurance rates are unreasonably high for no reason." – Anon.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

View our national survey results here.