Student Life in Off-Campus Housing Directly Across from GVSU

GVSU campus relative to Meadows Crossing housing

GVSU students looking for a place to live in Allendale, Michigan, need to keep the #1 rule of real estate in mind: Location, Location, Location!  Why is this true? Because when you’re busy with class, work, extracurricular activities, and friends, distance is time, and there aren’t very many college students who have too much time on their hands.

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ar cling award 300x300Recently ApartmentRatings contacted us at Meadows Crossing to alert us that we had won the 2016 ApartmentRatings Top Rated Award for outstanding resident satisfaction! We are pleased and proud to share this news with you. is the Internet's most comprehensive forum for renters nationwide to share renting experiences and opinions. 

Meadows Crossing strives to offer a great living experience to students at GVSU, and we’re very pleased to have received positive reviews from people who have lived in our townhouses and apartments. It means we are doing our job right. If you know someone who’s looking for a great place to live in Allendale, Michigan, let them know that we are TopRated for 2016, and tell them to give us a call.


GVSU campus bus loading a few students

Grand Valley students who live off campus in Allendale apartments have at least one thing in common: they all have to get to class. If you’re new to GVSU or have only lived on campus in the dorms before, you might not realize how important it is to be able to travel to campus quickly and easily.

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Many people feel that February is a low point in the year in Michigan. The holidays are over, and snow is no longer exciting. West Michigan has a milder climate than other midwest states because it’s surrounded by the Great Lakes, but the trade off for those warmer winters is a seemingly endless string of gray days from November to April. February is right in the middle of that stretch - but before the warmer weather and the longer days begin to make things more bearable again.

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