A SPACE TO BREATHE
For students looking to experience townhome-style living while having a little personal space from the bustling Grand Valley State University campus, life as a tenant at North Campus Townhomes next year may be the life for you.
Located at 11250 Kistler Ave., North Campus Townhomes provides a more private living experience for students ranging from the serious variety to those looking for a new locale.
“It’s a private quiet area, and it’s new which is nice for us being landlords,” said complex owner Sonya Bolks. “The maintenance, we take pride in that, and as parents ourselves with college kids, we want to make sure it’s a good, clean, safe environment.”
That parental mentality is one of the main things that separate North Campus Townhomes from other off-campus apartment complexes. With very spacious buildings, the complex has all the amenities of living at home.
Standards are high and when people call Bolks at North Campus Townhomes with an issue, they jump to it to try to fix tenant’s needs. Bolks and her husband Steve are actually new landlords this year, but tenant Tyler Ferguson said the transition and complex has been exactly what he’s looking for.
“It’s nice and quiet, it’s spacious and under control and doesn’t have the craziness with bills,” the sophomore psychology major said. “Sonya has been here three times in just a few weeks, she comes around and checks in with us … I’m enjoying it here so far.”
As for amenities, the complex includes a full washer and dryer along with pre-paid cable, Internet and water for tenants. Also included are a microwave and dishwasher in the kitchen. With the location tucked back off Lake Michigan Dr., tenants are also within walking distance of the bus stop, GVSU’s main entrance and the Speedway down the road.
The complex offers unique three-bedroom, two-bath set ups with leases ranging from a 10-month version to a 12-month version. “As local owners, we’re close by and maintenance is always taken care of,” Bolks said. “Myself being a parent, now I look at is as having 15 kids. Being in the community, our reputation is on it, so we have very high standards being locally owned.”