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Woodbridge Apartments
3300 E Paris SE
Kentwood, MI
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$896
984 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:29 AM
Great location for commuters with easy access to 28th Street and the airport. Apartments feature central air, large patio/balcony and dishwasher. Community includes health club membership, clubhouse, pool, tennis and more.
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15 Units Available
Woodland Creek
3300 E Paris Ave SE
Kentwood, MI
1 Bedroom
$932
880 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$985
1194 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:12 AM
On-site amenities for everyone including a tennis and volleyball court, 24-hour gym, concierge service and business center. Apartments feature hardwood floors, fireplaces and walk-in closets. Available furnished. Pool on-site. Green community and pet-friendly.
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9 Units Available
Kellogg Cove Apartments
5310 Kellogg Woods Dr SE
Kentwood, MI
1 Bedroom
$875
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 06:04 AM
Welcome to Kellogg Cove Apartments in Kentwood, MI. Our tranquil setting, with serene natural water vistas and lush landscaping, is sure to complement your busy lifestyle.
1 Unit Available
4884 Stauffer Avenue Southeast
4884 Stauffer Avenue Southeast
Kentwood, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1200 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 07:48 AM
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex is located close to shopping, dining & schools! It includes a 2 stall garage, central air conditioning, washer & dryer and a slider off of the kitchen out to a deck that over looks a nice size back yard.
1 Unit Available
4659 Burgis Avenue Southeast
4659 Burgis Avenue Southeast
Kentwood, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
1156 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 07:48 AM
Newly remodeled 3 bedroom - 2 bath home in Kentwood! Slider off of eating area in kitchen leading to deck, over looking large fenced in backyard. Finished basement with full bath, washer and dryer, family room and home office.
1 Unit Available
3004 32nd St SE
3004 32nd Street Southeast
Kentwood, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1186 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Home has been completed renovated! - You will fall in love with this charming remodeled 3 bedroom home that sits on nearly an acre lot! Inside you will find a brand new kitchen, new cabinets, countertops, appliances! Walk through to the nice sized
1 Unit Available
4632 Summer Creek 4632 Summer Creek
4632 Summer Creek Lane Southeast
Kentwood, MI
4 Bedrooms
$1,825
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
4632 Summer Creek, Kentwood - This beautiful open concept home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 baths with an attached 2 car garage! It has a finished basement with plenty of storage.
1 Unit Available
5867 Timberlake Dr
5867 Timberlake Drive Southeast
Kentwood, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1678 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Bailey's Grove 3 Bed, 2 1/2 Bath Home - This is a must see rental in the Bailey's Grove community. On the main floor this home features a Living Room, Kitchen with Eating Area and sliders to the deck, and a 1/2 bath with main floor laundry.
1 Unit Available
2437 Hampton Ct SE
2437 Hampton Court Southeast
Kentwood, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Spacious 3 Bedroom Condo near Woodland Mall - Property Id: 399029 Newly remodeled condo on East Paris and 28th ST close to downtown and all the shopping centers in town.
1 Unit Available
2749 Sage Wing Drive
2749 Sage Wing Dr SE
Kentwood, MI
4 Bedrooms
$2,295
1810 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
2749 Sage Wing Drive Available 12/15/20 New Construction for Lease with Kentwood Schools - Available to reserve now for a December 15th move-in. Applications take 25 minutes and just $25 dollars at www.copperbay.com.
1 Unit Available
5401 Mildred Ave SE
5401 Mildred Avenue Southeast
Kentwood, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1375 sqft
Last updated May 2 at 11:50 AM
Duplex that is a corner property that makes it like an individual home. 2 car garage its a plus plus private yard. Tenant pays electric and gas and trash owner pays water. Located conveniently on a bus route.
1 Unit Available
5885 Valley Lane Dr SE
5885 Valley Lane Drive Southeast
Kentwood, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
Last updated December 18 at 10:32 AM
Updated 3 bedroom 1.5 bath in a beautiful kentwood neighborhood. The house has a large fenced yard, two stall garage, central air, a 3 season room with a separate heating unit.
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4 Units Available
The Fountains Apartments
3900 Whispering Way Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI
1 Bedroom
$1,080
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
975 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 07:31 AM
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.
Verified
6 Units Available
The Preserve at Woodland
2351 Valleywood Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI
1 Bedroom
$979
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,129
978 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:38 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Preserve at Woodland in Grand Rapids. View photos, descriptions and more!
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9 Units Available
Pointe O Woods
4065 Pointe O Woods St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
2 Bedrooms
$930
1000 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:35 AM
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.
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1 Unit Available
Springbrook Flats
2352 Springbrook Pkwy SE
Grand Rapids, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,069
812 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 06:10 AM
Your apartment at Springbrook Flats provides a quiet oasis filled with courtyards and BBQ area.
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2 Units Available
The Knoll Towhomes of Ada
1040 Spaulding Avenue Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI
2 Bedrooms
$2,075
1369 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,175
1518 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:19 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Knoll Towhomes of Ada in Grand Rapids. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
1127 Eastmont Dr SE
1127 Eastmont Drive Southeast
Kent County, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1344 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 08:18 AM
Adorable Cape Cod home located ideally in Forest Hills Award Winning School District. This home has 3 large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Master bedroom with full on-suite bathroom. Two of the bedrooms are on the main floor.
1 Unit Available
2521 Woodmeadow Drive Southeast
2521 Woodmeadow Drive Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI | Ridgemoor
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
1250 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 08:06 AM
A rare opportunity to rent a large and updated property in a great location! This is a pet-friendly, spacious and updated 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom in Grand Rapids.
1 Unit Available
4955 N Quail Crest Drive SE
4955 North Quail Crest Drive Southeast
Forest Hills, MI
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
Last updated December 4 at 06:45 AM
Available Immediately! Quail Crest is a stunning condo community in gorgeous Cascade Township at the corners of Spaulding Avenue and Burton Street.
1 Unit Available
825 Argo Ave SE
825 Argo Avenue Southeast
Forest Hills, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
825 Argo Ave SE Available 01/09/21 Forest Hills Schools! - This home is located in Forest Hills Northern school district. Updated 3 bedroom home! Attached 1 stall garage, nice fenced in backyard are two features you will find with this home.
1 Unit Available
1763 Derbyshire St SE
1763 Derbyshire Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI | Millbrook
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
2716 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:35 AM
Four bedroom, Three bath home on 3.23 acres. Attached oversized two car garage. Huge family room with fireplace, see through fireplace between living and dining rooms. Large kitchen with breakfast nook. Library/den. Quiet private road/setting.
1 Unit Available
6078 Campus Park Ave SE
6078 Campus Park Drive Southeast
Kent County, MI
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1122 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:35 AM
Ready for IMMEDIATE MOVE-IN TODAY!!! This duplex family home is currently being renovated and will be ready for new renters very soon.
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1 Unit Available
The Baldwin
11 Fuller Avenue Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI | East Hills
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
915 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 07:31 AM
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How much is rent in Kentwood?
Apartment Rentals in Kentwood start at $850/month.
How much is rent in Kentwood?
Apartment Rentals in Kentwood start at $850/month.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Kentwood apartments that allow pets.
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While some Kentwood 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 Kentwood 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.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Kentwood. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Kalamazoo College, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College, and Western Michigan University.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Kentwood. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Kalamazoo College, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College, and Western Michigan University.

City Guide

Kentwood
Kentwood was incorporated solely as a means to prevent the nearby cities of Wyoming and Grand Rapids from completely annexing all of the land in the area.
Kentwood was incorporated solely as a means to prevent the nearby cities of Wyoming and Grand Rapids from completely annexing all of the land in the area.

Once known as Paris Township, the city of Kentwood was part of an area where an acre of land was being sold for $1.25 in 1820. The price of land has obviously gone up since that time, but this hasn't prevented a steady influx of new residents from coming into the city. In fact, there was a population increase of nearly 20% during the '90s, and although the rate of growth has slowed since that time, the population has continues to rise.

Moving to Kentwood

Being only minutes from the city center of Grand Rapids, Kentwood rental property is often sought out merely for its close proximity to the giant nearby city. Not only do residents get the benefits of being within a short drive to Grand Rapids, but they're also privy to a lower crime rate and smaller population density than the big city. After all, do you honestly want to be consistently caught up in Grand Rapids traffic? If your answer is anything other than a resounding "no," you may have some issues to work out. In the mean time, however, you'll definitely want to do a little prep work if you're hoping to land an apartment or home for rent in the Kentwood area.

When to start looking

If we're being completely honest, you really don't have to start looking for apartments in the area too far in advance. While well over a third of all residents in the city are renters, there are still plenty of residencies to go around. In fact, you could probably land a place in a week or so if you started checking around. Keep in mind, though, that the amount of preparation you put in will likely be highly correlated to how much you end up enjoying your new home. Seriously people, have you ever just purchased the first car you saw without even looking at others? If so, we apologize for your luck. Don't make that mistake here. Put at least a month into searching and finding the best apartments or rental homes and your hard work will definitely pay off.

When to make the move

If there's one thing you need to know about Kentwood, it's that it can get insanely cold here. In reality, that's pretty much going to be the only thing that could really make your move less than appealing. Even during the summer months, average low temperatures dip into the lower 60s, and when winter hits, these average temps can go below 20 degrees. Your personal preferences may be different, but most people like to avoid frostbite or losing control of their vehicle on icy patches of highway while moving. So pack that parka and practice your winter driving.

What to bring along

While there are definitely places to go around in Kentwood, it doesn't mean that landlords are willing to take in everyone. It never hurts to bring your references and you should always show up prepared with proof of income and your credit history.

Moving to Kentwood
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Being only minutes from the city center of Grand Rapids, Kentwood rental property is often sought out merely for its close proximity to the giant nearby city. Not only do residents get the benefits of being within a short drive to Grand Rapids, but they're also privy to a lower crime rate and smaller population density than the big city. After all, do you honestly want to be consistently caught up in Grand Rapids traffic? If your answer is anything other than a resounding "no," you may have some issues to work out. In the mean time, however, you'll definitely want to do a little prep work if you're hoping to land an apartment or home for rent in the Kentwood area.

When to start looking

If we're being completely honest, you really don't have to start looking for apartments in the area too far in advance. While well over a third of all residents in the city are renters, there are still plenty of residencies to go around. In fact, you could probably land a place in a week or so if you started checking around. Keep in mind, though, that the amount of preparation you put in will likely be highly correlated to how much you end up enjoying your new home. Seriously people, have you ever just purchased the first car you saw without even looking at others? If so, we apologize for your luck. Don't make that mistake here. Put at least a month into searching and finding the best apartments or rental homes and your hard work will definitely pay off.

When to make the move

If there's one thing you need to know about Kentwood, it's that it can get insanely cold here. In reality, that's pretty much going to be the only thing that could really make your move less than appealing. Even during the summer months, average low temperatures dip into the lower 60s, and when winter hits, these average temps can go below 20 degrees. Your personal preferences may be different, but most people like to avoid frostbite or losing control of their vehicle on icy patches of highway while moving. So pack that parka and practice your winter driving.

What to bring along

While there are definitely places to go around in Kentwood, it doesn't mean that landlords are willing to take in everyone. It never hurts to bring your references and you should always show up prepared with proof of income and your credit history.

Kentwood Neighborhoods

If you look at a map of Kentwood, you'll notice that it has an irregular shape; but there are still a few very defined areas in the city. When you're seeking out a place to live in the city, you should definitely break your search down into these areas, and when you find one that suits you, use an apartment locator in the area. Oh, and don't think that any of these spots don't have their own little perks. In reality, you'd likely be happy with living in just about any of these areas.

Burton Street: This northernmost part of Kentwood has a nice combination of nature and industry. Head over to the Forest Meadows Park or the Ecosystem Preserve for a taste of nature. Oh, nature makes you sick? That's strange, but you can luckily just hit Interstate 96 and head on out of there.

City Center: This central area in Kentwood is where you want to focus your search for apartments if you want to be near everything. Heck, there are two malls, the Centerpointe Mall and Woodland Mall, within a stone's throw of each other.

Eastern Avenue: Ironically in the west of the city, the Eastern Avenue area is highly residential, but that doesn't mean there's nothing else there. You're actually near several shops, a CVS Pharmacy, and even the gorgeous Kelloggsville Park; so get out of the house every once in a while!

Southeast Kentwood: This portion of Kentwood has large areas of unoccupied land, but you'll be very close to your neighbors in the actual subdivisions. Add that to ease of access to both Paul B. Henry Freeway and Spectrum Health Center, and you've got just about every necessity you could ever need.

Kentwood Neighborhoods
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If you look at a map of Kentwood, you'll notice that it has an irregular shape; but there are still a few very defined areas in the city. When you're seeking out a place to live in the city, you should definitely break your search down into these areas, and when you find one that suits you, use an apartment locator in the area. Oh, and don't think that any of these spots don't have their own little perks. In reality, you'd likely be happy with living in just about any of these areas.

Burton Street: This northernmost part of Kentwood has a nice combination of nature and industry. Head over to the Forest Meadows Park or the Ecosystem Preserve for a taste of nature. Oh, nature makes you sick? That's strange, but you can luckily just hit Interstate 96 and head on out of there.

City Center: This central area in Kentwood is where you want to focus your search for apartments if you want to be near everything. Heck, there are two malls, the Centerpointe Mall and Woodland Mall, within a stone's throw of each other.

Eastern Avenue: Ironically in the west of the city, the Eastern Avenue area is highly residential, but that doesn't mean there's nothing else there. You're actually near several shops, a CVS Pharmacy, and even the gorgeous Kelloggsville Park; so get out of the house every once in a while!

Southeast Kentwood: This portion of Kentwood has large areas of unoccupied land, but you'll be very close to your neighbors in the actual subdivisions. Add that to ease of access to both Paul B. Henry Freeway and Spectrum Health Center, and you've got just about every necessity you could ever need.

Living in Kentwood

There's obviously plenty to do a little ways north in Grand Rapids, and most people take advantage of that fact frequently. Seriously, though, don't you want to be able to do a few things inside of your own city? After all, you can't live vicariously through Grand Rapids forever. Luckily, you don't have to since Kentwood has numerous activities and attractions that you can enjoy. Sure, it's fun to loaf around watching "The Jerry Springer Show" once you've settled in your furnished apartment in the area, but you should get out and enjoy yourself every so often as well.

Amazing Shopping Opportunities

As already mentioned, there are two large malls in Kentwood side by side, but you'll literally be surprised by all of the stores in Woodland Mall. From JCPenney and Macy's to Banana Republic and the Pottery Barn, there's not much you won't find in the mall. Stop being such a homebody and make a day out of it!

Catch a Flick in Town

Many people think it'd be necessary to drive to the nearby larger city to find a decent theater, but many people would be wrong. The Celebration! Cinema, and no that's not a spelling error, has 14 different screens and a pleasant art house setting that will make you feel more cultured than you probably are.

Amazing Community Events

Kentwood holds frequent community events that are just some of the most enjoyable things you'll ever experience. On Independence Day, for instance, they provide fireworks, a parade, a carnival, musical entertainment, and even an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. If that's not enough to get you out of bed in the morning, you might as well sleep until noon.

Feel Like a Master

Ever dream of playing in the Masters? Well that won't happen here. You can, however, sign up for nine holes on the Kentwood Golf Outing with three of your friends. Of course, this means you need to make some local friends, so get to it!

Living in Kentwood
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There's obviously plenty to do a little ways north in Grand Rapids, and most people take advantage of that fact frequently. Seriously, though, don't you want to be able to do a few things inside of your own city? After all, you can't live vicariously through Grand Rapids forever. Luckily, you don't have to since Kentwood has numerous activities and attractions that you can enjoy. Sure, it's fun to loaf around watching "The Jerry Springer Show" once you've settled in your furnished apartment in the area, but you should get out and enjoy yourself every so often as well.

Amazing Shopping Opportunities

As already mentioned, there are two large malls in Kentwood side by side, but you'll literally be surprised by all of the stores in Woodland Mall. From JCPenney and Macy's to Banana Republic and the Pottery Barn, there's not much you won't find in the mall. Stop being such a homebody and make a day out of it!

Catch a Flick in Town

Many people think it'd be necessary to drive to the nearby larger city to find a decent theater, but many people would be wrong. The Celebration! Cinema, and no that's not a spelling error, has 14 different screens and a pleasant art house setting that will make you feel more cultured than you probably are.

Amazing Community Events

Kentwood holds frequent community events that are just some of the most enjoyable things you'll ever experience. On Independence Day, for instance, they provide fireworks, a parade, a carnival, musical entertainment, and even an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. If that's not enough to get you out of bed in the morning, you might as well sleep until noon.

Feel Like a Master

Ever dream of playing in the Masters? Well that won't happen here. You can, however, sign up for nine holes on the Kentwood Golf Outing with three of your friends. Of course, this means you need to make some local friends, so get to it!

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City Guide

Kentwood
Kentwood was incorporated solely as a means to prevent the nearby cities of Wyoming and Grand Rapids from completely annexing all of the land in the area.
Kentwood was incorporated solely as a means to prevent the nearby cities of Wyoming and Grand Rapids from completely annexing all of the land in the area.

Once known as Paris Township, the city of Kentwood was part of an area where an acre of land was being sold for $1.25 in 1820. The price of land has obviously gone up since that time, but this hasn't prevented a steady influx of new residents from coming into the city. In fact, there was a population increase of nearly 20% during the '90s, and although the rate of growth has slowed since that time, the population has continues to rise.

Moving to Kentwood

Being only minutes from the city center of Grand Rapids, Kentwood rental property is often sought out merely for its close proximity to the giant nearby city. Not only do residents get the benefits of being within a short drive to Grand Rapids, but they're also privy to a lower crime rate and smaller population density than the big city. After all, do you honestly want to be consistently caught up in Grand Rapids traffic? If your answer is anything other than a resounding "no," you may have some issues to work out. In the mean time, however, you'll definitely want to do a little prep work if you're hoping to land an apartment or home for rent in the Kentwood area.

When to start looking

If we're being completely honest, you really don't have to start looking for apartments in the area too far in advance. While well over a third of all residents in the city are renters, there are still plenty of residencies to go around. In fact, you could probably land a place in a week or so if you started checking around. Keep in mind, though, that the amount of preparation you put in will likely be highly correlated to how much you end up enjoying your new home. Seriously people, have you ever just purchased the first car you saw without even looking at others? If so, we apologize for your luck. Don't make that mistake here. Put at least a month into searching and finding the best apartments or rental homes and your hard work will definitely pay off.

When to make the move

If there's one thing you need to know about Kentwood, it's that it can get insanely cold here. In reality, that's pretty much going to be the only thing that could really make your move less than appealing. Even during the summer months, average low temperatures dip into the lower 60s, and when winter hits, these average temps can go below 20 degrees. Your personal preferences may be different, but most people like to avoid frostbite or losing control of their vehicle on icy patches of highway while moving. So pack that parka and practice your winter driving.

What to bring along

While there are definitely places to go around in Kentwood, it doesn't mean that landlords are willing to take in everyone. It never hurts to bring your references and you should always show up prepared with proof of income and your credit history.

Moving to Kentwood
+

Being only minutes from the city center of Grand Rapids, Kentwood rental property is often sought out merely for its close proximity to the giant nearby city. Not only do residents get the benefits of being within a short drive to Grand Rapids, but they're also privy to a lower crime rate and smaller population density than the big city. After all, do you honestly want to be consistently caught up in Grand Rapids traffic? If your answer is anything other than a resounding "no," you may have some issues to work out. In the mean time, however, you'll definitely want to do a little prep work if you're hoping to land an apartment or home for rent in the Kentwood area.

When to start looking

If we're being completely honest, you really don't have to start looking for apartments in the area too far in advance. While well over a third of all residents in the city are renters, there are still plenty of residencies to go around. In fact, you could probably land a place in a week or so if you started checking around. Keep in mind, though, that the amount of preparation you put in will likely be highly correlated to how much you end up enjoying your new home. Seriously people, have you ever just purchased the first car you saw without even looking at others? If so, we apologize for your luck. Don't make that mistake here. Put at least a month into searching and finding the best apartments or rental homes and your hard work will definitely pay off.

When to make the move

If there's one thing you need to know about Kentwood, it's that it can get insanely cold here. In reality, that's pretty much going to be the only thing that could really make your move less than appealing. Even during the summer months, average low temperatures dip into the lower 60s, and when winter hits, these average temps can go below 20 degrees. Your personal preferences may be different, but most people like to avoid frostbite or losing control of their vehicle on icy patches of highway while moving. So pack that parka and practice your winter driving.

What to bring along

While there are definitely places to go around in Kentwood, it doesn't mean that landlords are willing to take in everyone. It never hurts to bring your references and you should always show up prepared with proof of income and your credit history.

Kentwood Neighborhoods

If you look at a map of Kentwood, you'll notice that it has an irregular shape; but there are still a few very defined areas in the city. When you're seeking out a place to live in the city, you should definitely break your search down into these areas, and when you find one that suits you, use an apartment locator in the area. Oh, and don't think that any of these spots don't have their own little perks. In reality, you'd likely be happy with living in just about any of these areas.

Burton Street: This northernmost part of Kentwood has a nice combination of nature and industry. Head over to the Forest Meadows Park or the Ecosystem Preserve for a taste of nature. Oh, nature makes you sick? That's strange, but you can luckily just hit Interstate 96 and head on out of there.

City Center: This central area in Kentwood is where you want to focus your search for apartments if you want to be near everything. Heck, there are two malls, the Centerpointe Mall and Woodland Mall, within a stone's throw of each other.

Eastern Avenue: Ironically in the west of the city, the Eastern Avenue area is highly residential, but that doesn't mean there's nothing else there. You're actually near several shops, a CVS Pharmacy, and even the gorgeous Kelloggsville Park; so get out of the house every once in a while!

Southeast Kentwood: This portion of Kentwood has large areas of unoccupied land, but you'll be very close to your neighbors in the actual subdivisions. Add that to ease of access to both Paul B. Henry Freeway and Spectrum Health Center, and you've got just about every necessity you could ever need.

Kentwood Neighborhoods
+

If you look at a map of Kentwood, you'll notice that it has an irregular shape; but there are still a few very defined areas in the city. When you're seeking out a place to live in the city, you should definitely break your search down into these areas, and when you find one that suits you, use an apartment locator in the area. Oh, and don't think that any of these spots don't have their own little perks. In reality, you'd likely be happy with living in just about any of these areas.

Burton Street: This northernmost part of Kentwood has a nice combination of nature and industry. Head over to the Forest Meadows Park or the Ecosystem Preserve for a taste of nature. Oh, nature makes you sick? That's strange, but you can luckily just hit Interstate 96 and head on out of there.

City Center: This central area in Kentwood is where you want to focus your search for apartments if you want to be near everything. Heck, there are two malls, the Centerpointe Mall and Woodland Mall, within a stone's throw of each other.

Eastern Avenue: Ironically in the west of the city, the Eastern Avenue area is highly residential, but that doesn't mean there's nothing else there. You're actually near several shops, a CVS Pharmacy, and even the gorgeous Kelloggsville Park; so get out of the house every once in a while!

Southeast Kentwood: This portion of Kentwood has large areas of unoccupied land, but you'll be very close to your neighbors in the actual subdivisions. Add that to ease of access to both Paul B. Henry Freeway and Spectrum Health Center, and you've got just about every necessity you could ever need.

Living in Kentwood

There's obviously plenty to do a little ways north in Grand Rapids, and most people take advantage of that fact frequently. Seriously, though, don't you want to be able to do a few things inside of your own city? After all, you can't live vicariously through Grand Rapids forever. Luckily, you don't have to since Kentwood has numerous activities and attractions that you can enjoy. Sure, it's fun to loaf around watching "The Jerry Springer Show" once you've settled in your furnished apartment in the area, but you should get out and enjoy yourself every so often as well.

Amazing Shopping Opportunities

As already mentioned, there are two large malls in Kentwood side by side, but you'll literally be surprised by all of the stores in Woodland Mall. From JCPenney and Macy's to Banana Republic and the Pottery Barn, there's not much you won't find in the mall. Stop being such a homebody and make a day out of it!

Catch a Flick in Town

Many people think it'd be necessary to drive to the nearby larger city to find a decent theater, but many people would be wrong. The Celebration! Cinema, and no that's not a spelling error, has 14 different screens and a pleasant art house setting that will make you feel more cultured than you probably are.

Amazing Community Events

Kentwood holds frequent community events that are just some of the most enjoyable things you'll ever experience. On Independence Day, for instance, they provide fireworks, a parade, a carnival, musical entertainment, and even an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. If that's not enough to get you out of bed in the morning, you might as well sleep until noon.

Feel Like a Master

Ever dream of playing in the Masters? Well that won't happen here. You can, however, sign up for nine holes on the Kentwood Golf Outing with three of your friends. Of course, this means you need to make some local friends, so get to it!

Living in Kentwood
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There's obviously plenty to do a little ways north in Grand Rapids, and most people take advantage of that fact frequently. Seriously, though, don't you want to be able to do a few things inside of your own city? After all, you can't live vicariously through Grand Rapids forever. Luckily, you don't have to since Kentwood has numerous activities and attractions that you can enjoy. Sure, it's fun to loaf around watching "The Jerry Springer Show" once you've settled in your furnished apartment in the area, but you should get out and enjoy yourself every so often as well.

Amazing Shopping Opportunities

As already mentioned, there are two large malls in Kentwood side by side, but you'll literally be surprised by all of the stores in Woodland Mall. From JCPenney and Macy's to Banana Republic and the Pottery Barn, there's not much you won't find in the mall. Stop being such a homebody and make a day out of it!

Catch a Flick in Town

Many people think it'd be necessary to drive to the nearby larger city to find a decent theater, but many people would be wrong. The Celebration! Cinema, and no that's not a spelling error, has 14 different screens and a pleasant art house setting that will make you feel more cultured than you probably are.

Amazing Community Events

Kentwood holds frequent community events that are just some of the most enjoyable things you'll ever experience. On Independence Day, for instance, they provide fireworks, a parade, a carnival, musical entertainment, and even an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. If that's not enough to get you out of bed in the morning, you might as well sleep until noon.

Feel Like a Master

Ever dream of playing in the Masters? Well that won't happen here. You can, however, sign up for nine holes on the Kentwood Golf Outing with three of your friends. Of course, this means you need to make some local friends, so get to it!