Walker has a vacancy rate of 8 percent which means you’ll probably find something or other within a couple of weeks of looking. It never hurts to visit first, just to get the feel of it and figure out if you like it or not. Living in Walker will give you fast and easy access to Grand Rapids. The median cost for apartments for rent is low! A little above average for Michigan, but not by much, and it’s well below the national average. That means you can get more bang for your buck here so if you’ve got a number in your head already, try to stretch it as far as you can. If you’re considering a one bedroom apartment in Grand Rapids, you might be able to afford a two bedroom apartment here. It’s worth a shot, anyway. Bring all your paperwork to your first meetings and if you make a good impression on your landlord or broker, they might be willing to go the extra mile for you and try to negotiate a bargain. Necessary paperwork in most places adds up to your credit history, bank statements, proof of income, letters of reference, proper identification, any records you might have on your pets, and of course your checkbook. If you don't think you'll be able to put down first, last and security deposit, see if you can get someone to sign on as a guarantor, whether it's mom, dad, or an older sibling. They'll want to see that someone involved is making enough to cover rent in case something happens. Don't take it personally - this is pretty standard practice no matter where you're thinking of moving.
Walker is a growing, family-friendly community that is home to warm and happy people. Because of the number of big businesses in town, it’s also a great place to find a job! The tiny town is centered around the City Center area, which has a lot of apartment complexes and single family homes and apartments for rent. They outlying areas are primarily single-family houses, rather than apartment rentals.The winters are cold here – it’s Michigan, after all! So prep yourself for a month or two of hibernation. But the rest of year is balmy and mild and with the Grand River on the east side and lots of open farm land on the other, you shouldn’t have trouble finding ways to entertain yourself if you’re an outdoorsy type.