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Off-Campus Housing


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of off-campus options, but all are fairly pricey.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I lived at High Tree Townhomes one year, which was awful, but then l lived at 48 West another year, which was the best year of my life in the best apartments. You just have to search around. But please don't rent anything from S and M Communities; they suck.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I still live on campus but will be in an off campus apartment next year. It was easy to obtain an apartment for next year but lets face it, college students are poor so no cost of rent is reasonable. I know that the quality of the apartment won't be great, but it will be liveable.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: all of the apartments are along one road and walking from apartment to apartment is a piece of cake. I've never seen an apartment that sucks or looks like a piece of crap, all of them are fairly decent and the bus runs to all of them as well. The only bad part is that if you don't have an apartment and try to use the complexes parking lot they will boot your car (unless you get a guest pass)

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The downtown off-campus housing in the Heritage Hill area is a good place for grad students to live.


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There are several close options for off-campus housing around the Grand Valley campus. Most are located on nearby 48th Avenue including The Village at 48 West, Campus West Apartments, Hillcrest Townhouses, Copper Beech Townhomes, and more. There are apartment styles, townhome styles, and nearby homes for rent close to campus.

Compared to other schools, off-campus living is well priced for the location and amenities, and the bus system has a stop outside of every apartment complex. Security is also handled very well on and off campus, so there is a sense of safety no matter what time of day. Overall, off-campus living allows students the freedom from typical on-campus rules and space from academic life.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrads Living Off Campus
Freshmen Living Off Campus
Average Off-Campus Room & Board
Best Time to Look for a Place
Eight to 10 months in advance of when housing is needed
Popular Areas
  • Campus View Townhomes and Apartments
  • Campus West Apartments
  • Copper Beech Townhomes
  • Hillcrest Townhouses
  • Meadows Crossing
  • The Village at 48 West
Average Rents
  • 1 BR: $580
  • 2 BR: $660
  • 3 BR: $750
  • 4 BR: $1,000

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus housing on the following topics    Based on 215 responses

Very poor
  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Ease of obtaining/process
  • Landlords
  • Parking
  • Proximity to campus
  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Proximity to shopping
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Variety

What is the off-campus housing selection like near campus and is it worth it?    Based on 215 responses

  • 31% Totally worth it. It's easy to find a place, and prices are reasonable.
  • 60% Price and availability can vary, but the added freedom is still worth it.
  • 9% High prices and/or limited choices keep most students on campus.
  • 0% Not worth the hassle or expense. Everyone just lives on campus.

How helpful is the school in helping students find off-campus housing?    Based on 219 responses

  • 21% Extremely helpful.
  • 57% Somewhat helpful.
  • 22% Not very helpful.
  • 0% The school does not allow students to live off campus.
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