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Where do packages get delivered?

Meadows Crossing has a Package Center that is located in the leasing office building. If a resident is not home to receive a package, the delivery carrier will bring the package to our Package Center. The Package Center is suirvelanced by security cameras and a security alarm system.  Residents have 24/7 access and can enter using their electronic key fob. Our Package Center is one-of-a-kind and makes recieving packages so much easier and more secure!

Can students terminate their leases early if they transfer schools, graduate, have a family emergency, or experience another unforeseen problem?

Students who want to terminate their lease before the lease term begins may do so if they find a replacement tenant and pay the early termination fee. Students who want to terminate their lease during the lease term may do so by finding a replacement tenant and signing a lease assignment or sublease agreement. 

Are Meadows Crossing residents allowed to have pets?

Yes, pets are allowed. All pets must be registered with the leasing office. Pet fees/rent and breed restrictions apply. If you have an ESA accommodation request, please notify the leasing office right away to begin the process. All necessary paperwork will need to be completed before approval can be granted. Please call our leasing office for more details.

Does Meadows Crossing provide cable or internet?

Every townhome and apartment has WiFi and cable TV.

How many bathrooms are there in each townhome?

Every townhome has a bathroom for each bedroom, and most townhomes have an additional half bath for guests and residents to use as well.

How much privacy do the residents at Meadows Crossing have?

Because of the townhome layout, residents have quite a bit of privacy.  All bedrooms lead off a hallway instead of a common area like a living room or kitchen. Each bedroom is individually keyed for privacy and has its own bathroom.

Are there more apartments or townhomes available?

At Meadows Crossing there are many more townhomes available than apartments. Meadows Crossings has 10 traditional apartments and 179 townhomes.

How conveniently located is the guest parking?

At Meadows Crossing a guest can park anywhere there is an open parking space. At other apartment complexes guest parking is strictly designated to specific locations that are typically remote and inconvenient for guests to use.

How easy is it to get a parking pass for a friend or guest?

Meadows Crossing has an online parking pass system that is simple and convenient for everyone to use. At any time residents can print a pass for their guests to place on their car dashboards and park wherever there is an available parking space within the lot. At other apartment communities residents can only obtain guest parking passes during business hours.

I’ve heard parking is a problem for apartment residents near GVSU. How much parking does Meadows Crossing make available for its residents?

Parking is a problem at other apartment communities near GVSU because they do not provide a parking space for each resident. This creates limited resident and guest parking. Parking is not a problem at Meadows Crossing because the number of parking spaces exceeds the number of residents. So there are plenty of resident and guest parking spaces available at Meadows Crossing.

Is it easy for Meadows Crossing residents to get to downtown Grand Rapids? How far away is the main campus to the city?

Driving down M-45, commonly known as Lake Michigan Dr., it’s 13 miles, or 20 minutes, from Meadows Crossing to downtown. GVSU offers a bus service to its students and faculty, and all Grand Valley routes are free to ride with a student or faculty/staff ID card.

How do students get to campus from Allendale apartments? Is there a bus? Is it close enough to walk?

GVSU’s buses circle around campus every four minutes following various routes. One of these buses takes students from Meadows Crossing directly to campus without any stops. We have 3 bus stops available to our residents! Bus 37, 48 and 50 all pick up and drop off at our property. We are so close that it’s simple for students to walk or bike to school for exercise or to enjoy good weather. 

How far away from the main campus is Meadows Crossing? Is it closer than other student housing at GVSU?

Meadows Crossing is conveniently located on the corner of 48th Avenue and West Campus Drive. Our townhouses are directly across from GVSU’s Allendale campus.

What is the security like at Meadows Crossing? How safe are the apartments in Allendale, Michigan?

Allendale, Michigan, is a safe, rural community, but nevertheless, we provide professional security at night for our residents to maximize the safety of our environment.

I’m a member of a sorority or fraternity. Can we all sign up and get our townhomes in the same building? Are there rooms where we can have meetings?

Yes. That is very possible. It would be best if you and your friends all came to the office together to select where you would like to live. If necessary, we can come to your meeting and get you signed up together. However, since time is limited, it would be best for you to stop by the office. To ensure that you are living as close together as possible, this should be done as soon as possible. There are facilities at the community building where you may hold your meetings. You would need to make advance arrangements with the on-site management to ensure availability of facilities.

What if I can’t find other roommates?

No problem. If you are ready to sign a lease with us and you do not have roommates to live with, we will put you in touch with other individuals who are looking for roommates. Our roommate finder is a helpful tool.

Can I live with the people I choose, or will Meadows Crossing assign my roommates? Do we have to sign up at the same time?

It is preferred that you determine who your roommates will be. If you have not selected any roommates, we will help find roommates for you. Also, consider using our online roommate finder.

What if I leave school early? What happens to my townhome?

In the event you leave school early for any reason, you and your guarantor will be held responsible for the remainder of the term of the lease or until your lease responsibility is assigned to someone else.

How do I qualify to live in the apartments?

Anyone is eligible, including Grand Valley State University freshmen, underclassmen, transfers, and graduate students.

What furnishings will I need to bring?

All townhomes and apartments are completely furnished and come standard with a sofa, loveseat, coffee table, end table, entertainment stand, 55-inch, flat screen Smart TV, 4 bar stools for the snack counter, and full-size washer and dryer. All kitchen appliances are included: refrigerator, dishwasher, range/oven, microwave, and garbage disposal. Each bedroom comes with a full-size bed, dresser, night stand, study desk, and chair. You will need to bring linens, kitchen utensils, computer, radios, TV, and any other personal items.

Can I use my financial aid to pay my rent?

Yes. We have a financial aid payment option available on most lease terms.* When you come to the leasing office, just bring your financial aid letter with you. That letter will indicate how much aid you will receive and when your aid will be paid. *May & June lease terms do not offer financial aid payment plans.

What utilities do I pay in addition to my monthly rent?

Tenants will pay a flat rate utility fee that covers their electric, gas, water & sewer. Pricing on the flat rate utility fee varies depending on any specials or offers that may be available at the time of lease signing.

Are there any other fees or expenses?

Each person renting at Meadows Crossing will pay a $75 application fee and a $220 community fee.

Is there a security deposit?

Yes. The security deposit is $350.00 per person.

How big are the townhomes?

Meadows Crossing has various floor plans available. We offer 8 different layouts. Our units range from 2 bedrooms with 2 1/2 baths, to 4 bedrooms with 4 1/2 baths. We have 8 townhomes that are barrier-free. Click here to see our floor plans in more detail.

How much is rent?

We offer 10 payment and 12 payment leases. Please call the leasing office at (616) 892-2700 or schedule a tour for our current rates and specials. Our office is open Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.

When do I sign a lease?

Meadows Crossing is now accepting leases. Stop by anytime to sign up! Townhomes will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The leasing office is located in Building B, at the front of the complex, off of 48th Avenue and West Campus Dr. in Allendale, Michigan.

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10745 48th Avenue, Suite B-100
Allendale, MI 49401
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Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed  


Phone: (616) 892-2700
Fax: (616) 892-2702
Email: info@meadowscrossing.net


DTE Energy: (800) 477-4747
Consumers Energy: (800) 477-5050
Spectrum TV/Internet: (855) 895-5302


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