Have you found a new job or going to school in the Grand Rapids area? You’re likely looking for a place to live in the area that’s near the best restaurants, bars, and things to do downtown. Looking for a place to live in Grand Rapids can be daunting; there are so many amazing apartment complexes to choose from! Here are the coolest lofts where you can plant your roots if you’re moving to Grand Rapids.
616 Lofts on Ionia
If you live in 616 lofts on Ionia, you’ll be right in the center of the city. The complex is right between The VanAndel Arena, that hosts concerts and sporting events, and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. If you live here, you’ll just have to walk down the stairs and you’re at Grand Rapids Brewing Co. Some amenities of the complex include beautiful hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, and in-unit laundry. The same company also has apartment complexes on Alabama, Pearl, Monroe, Prospect, Michigan, and at Kendall College.
The Klingman Lofts are located in an 118-year-old building that used to be the historic Klingman furniture company. Klingman is perfect for those on a budget because the rent is based on income. They’re located on Ionia Ave., close to attractions like the Downtown Market, The BOB, VanAndel Arena, and Founder’s Brewing. With your lease, you’ll get access to the exercise facility, in-unit laundry, and it’s pet-friendly.
Arena Place Apartments
If you choose to live at Arena Place, VanAndel Arena is your backyard. Quartz and granite countertops, wood floors, and stainless steel appliances make these apartments gorgeous. You can also get a unit with a balcony to admire the views of downtown Grand Rapids or just enjoy the rooftop resident clubhouse. Some amenities include hot coffee in the mornings, 24-hour gym, and internet access. You’ll also be right next to area nightlife like Stella’s and The Grand Woods Lounge.
Located on Sheldon Ave., The Lofts are located right in the middle of the city and are less than a 10-minute walk to Calder Plaza. The one or two bedroom apartments include a 24-hour gym, community lounge, air-conditioning, and are pet-friendly. The city views are almost as beautiful as the interior which offers spacious kitchens, full appliances, walk-in closets, and plank flooring. Your new home at The Lofts will be steps away from tasty restaurants, breweries, and bars.
The UnionSquare Condos are known as the apartments that you can see from I-96 with a pool on the roof. What you didn’t know is that UnionSquare is the oldest school building in Grand Rapids and was built in 1825. Each unit has its own unique flavor like spiral staircases, custom wood floors, old chalkboards, exposed brick, balconies, and high ceilings. If the rooftop pool wasn’t enough, there’s also a hot tub, fitness center, clubhouse, and a garden across the street. You’ll be close to Grand Valley’s downtown campus, The YMCA, The Devos Place, and area restaurants.