Lake Forest Apartments

3235 Soft Water Lake Dr NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
  • 1–2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 710-1024 Sqft
    (616) 202-1570
    Lake Forest Apartments
    (616) 202-1570

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    Floor Plans

    4 Floor Plans available
    1 BED 1 BATH$840 - $970/mo
    1 Bed | 1 Bath
    710 Sqft06/11/2020
    1 Bed |1 Bath
    710 sqft06/11/2020
    1 Bed |1 Bath
    710 sqft06/19/2020
    1 Bed |1 Bath
    710 sqft06/30/2020
    2 BED 1 BATHContact for Price
    2 Beds | 1 Bath
    900-976 SqftContact
    2 BED 1.5 BATHContact for Price
    2 Beds | 1.5 Baths
    976 SqftContact
    2 BED 1.5 BATHContact for Price
    2 Beds | 1.5 Baths
    1024 SqftContact

    Pet Policy

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    Dogs Allowed
    For a list of breed restrictions, please contact the leasing office. Additional deposit and fees will apply.
    Maximum pets: 2


    Cats Allowed
    For a list of breed restrictions, please contact the leasing office. Additional deposit and fees will apply.
    Maximum pets: 2


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    Living Space

    Air Conditioning


    Cable Ready
    High Speed Internet Access


    Garbage Disposal

    Outdoor Space



    Laundry Facility
    Swimming Pool


    Captivating Lake View
    Central Air
    Closets Galore
    Coffee Bar
    Community Events
    Easy 24/7 Online Resident Portal
    Easy Access to I-96 & US 131
    Efficient Dishwasher
    Electric Stove
    Frost Free Refrigerators
    Lake Access
    Massive Balconies & Patios
    Online Payments Available
    Picturesque Nature Trails
    Pool View
    Some Paid Utilities
    Spacious 1 and 2 Bedroom Homes
    Stunning Views
    Upgraded Apartments Available
    Wooded View


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    Covered Lot

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      June 21, 2019
      This is a great family oriented place with a friendly staff. They have two different pools and a playground for the kids to play at.
      August 17, 2018
      Very quiet and convenient location
      November 14, 2017
      So thankful to have such a beautiful apartment at such a convenient location! Perfect set up for my son and I! The porch has been so amazing to view the change in seasons. Moving can be stressful BUT this place made my move easy as pie :) Definitely recommend all my friends to check this place out! Thank you Lake Forest for making me feel so at home :)
      August 25, 2017
      We've only been here a month and can't wait to get out of here. We weren't able to check Lake Forest out before we moved here as we were moving from out of state. The photos on their website are very deceiving. EVERYTHING is outdated. The kitchen has very little cabinet space. The main bathroom, well the tub and shower area are very small and again not updated. All of the closets have metal doors. The one in the 2nd bathroom is rusty. There are 2 outside pools but the one closest to my unit is FULL of algae and closed. The other one is starting to get algae in it as I went to it to swim and could feel it on my feet and see it. The units do not come with microwaves and there is not a business area or gym here. The carport is $20.00 extra a month. To have a 6 month lease is $75.00 extra. The big patios are nice.The office manager is very hard to get along with and you are lied to by staff. If you want things fixed, pay outrageous rent, have a large patio, swimming pools you can't, non updated apartment, and a nature walk then this is the place for you, otherwise STAY AWAY! !!
      August 24, 2017
      I love my home. Why do I call it a home? Because a home to me is, me knowing most of my neighbors, or having coffee every morning with the little old lady next door, or the staff having personal interest in making you happy and safe, or its the beautiful pools we have, did you see I said POOLS! YEAH TWO POOLS AND A LAKE! Now I'm sorry but for the price I pay for this cute place and all the amenities you CANNOT find anywhere else, TRY ME??? Not only that but its clean, we can have dogs, we have a newsletter where we play games on the Facebook website to win cool stuff. I never did that anywhere else. They are updated and modern units. Oh did I forget to add CLEAN AND CUTE in there? This is my home. I can pay online, I can go kayaking, I can swim in pool, I can win stuff off there website, and the rent is very reasonable. Especially for the HUGE CLOSETS, any girl would go GAGA over these closets. Let's not forget about the huge rooms either. The two bedroom here looks like a condo! I know I'm forgetting hundreds of reasons why I love my little secret tucked in community but I love it here and I just want others to know. Julie
      August 21, 2017
      Just moved in 3 weeks ago. Had no choice but to live here as had job starting. Rent is OUTRAGEOUS!!! The apartments are old and are not updated. Many of the things do not work or are in bad shape ie garbage disposal, faucet in bathtub, lock broken on sliding door, refrigerator/freezer, doors have chunks of the wood missing, metal doors in bathroom and bedrooms are rusty, some of the drawers don't open in kitchen because of other doors in the way. But back to fridge/freezer when I reported that freezer didn't work right as my ice cream was like soft serve or worse I was told that it was an apartment fridge/freezer and basically should't expect anything better. Well on the weekend when it decided to not freeze anything I did get one that worked later in the day. But that doesn't help me replace my groceries that I which I was told they don't replace groceries...I'm counting on the maintenance man to come through with a gift card as gluten free food isn't cheap nor is meat! There are 2 pools here and that's a good thing as they don't keep up on maintenance on them as one pool is TOTALLY GREEN!! When you put in orders for things to get fixed, don't be surprised if it takes a couple weeks for anyone to show up and don't be surprised that they will tell you that they are taking care of "emergencies" such as floods first...I'm getting scared about all of the "floods" as that's the excuse I hear all the time. SOME of the staff are nice others not so, the one maintenance man that cares is moving to another complex. Carports are NOT included here nor are microwaves. The "lake" well call it a slough that about all you catch in it is seaweed. They do allow dogs, but although it's the law, very few people pick up after their pets so you have to watch where you walk. For the most part is is quiet here except for if you live on the bottom be prepared to hear a heard of elephants above you...The cons far outweigh the you can find somewhere else to live do it.


      Learn more about this property
      You'll fall in love with your newly renovated home as you relax on the enormous balcony overlooking picturesque Softwater Lake. Enjoy a stroll through our natural wooded pathways featuring perfectly nestled picnic tables for your relaxation. We are conveniently located just minutes from retail shopping, grocery stores, and restaurants. Come home to a carefully designed spacious one or two bedroom pet-friendly apartment home. We have many options available to fit any lifestyle, visit us today to experience the carefree living you deserve at Lake Forest Apartments.

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      First Pacific Group, LLC
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      Office Hours

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      3235 Soft Water Lake Dr NE
      Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525