If you are looking for a young and hip neighborhood in Lansing, Michigan, Forest View is it. The area is home to just under 8,000 people. Most of the residents of the community are college students and young professionals. In fact, only about 42 percent of the residents are over the age of 34. Do not let the fact that there are so many young adults living in this area dissuade you; there is a true sense of community in this quiet hamlet.
Rent for a great apartment in this young neighborhood will cost you approximately $700 per month. You get several amenities for your money. Many apartments in Forest View Lansing offer controlled access, air conditioning, swimming pools, and laundry facilities.
When you rent Forest View apartments, you are close to downtown Lansing, Michigan State University, and all of the major freeways in the city. If you are bringing your pet with you, expect to pay an extra security deposit and a bit more for rent each month.
If you do not feel like cooking in your Forest View home, you have your choice of eateries in the area. Hit any of the many fast food joints in the area, including KFC, Burger King, McDonald's, and Little Caesars Pizza. Sit down for a great meal at Jackie's Diner or Tim Hortons.
You will not have to travel far when you need something for your new place. Dollar General, Agate Software, Save-a-lot Food Stores, and Viet Thai Market are all within walking distance. Walk into downtown Lansing if you feel like a grabbing a drink or hitting the dance floor.
Most apartments in Forest View Lansing permit pets. It is always advisable to contact the manager or rental office of the specific apartment you are looking at to inquire about breed and weight restrictions. Comprehensive Animal Hospital serves the Forest View district and beyond.
When it is time to exercise with your pooch, take a trip to Scott Woods Park. You and your dog can walk through the park and enjoy a picnic lunch for two. For a leash-free experience, go to Soldan's Leashless Dog Park in Lansing. Many eateries in downtown Lansing welcome leashed dogs when the restaurants' porches are open. Be sure to call ahead before you decide to take your pet with you for a bite to eat.
There is nothing to speak of in the way of public transportation in Forest View. If you do not have a car, you will have to hoof it around town. The good news is that much of what you need is within walking distance. The bad news is that, if you work outside of the neighborhood, you will need to purchase a vehicle of your own or bum a ride from a great co-worker.
Forest View School is the only public school in the Forest View. The school serves students in preschool through third grade. There are dozens of public schools in Lansing, headed by the Lansing School District.
If you choose, you can send your child to a charter school. Lansing Charter Academy and Windemere Park Charter Academy are both available. If you are looking to educate yourself, you are conveniently close to Michigan State University. With so many students living in Forest View, chances are you will have at least one neighbor who can give you great advice about attending college.