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Oakwood Manor Apartments

547 Cherry Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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City Average
10/22/13
Resident

If your looking for a great place to live close to downtown, this place is perfect! I have lived here for 4 years and the new management staff is wonderful.....they have really turned the place around. The manager is nice and… Full Review ▶

08/23/11
Resident

The downside: Cleanish, but you don't want to touch the doorknobs/doors in the public areas. In winter, the ice in the parking lot is NEVER cleared; you can salt it yourself (they do supply the salt) and/or wear YakTrax to get… Full Review ▶

03/25/11
Resident

historic building, safe and great place for the money. Free utilities, roomy apartments, breath taking views, big windows which brings loads of sunlight. the place is walking distance to downtown nightlife, restaurant and shopping. it's on the bus 4 route. I've… Full Review ▶

03/23/11
Resident

I have lived in Oakwood Manor for over a year now and in GR for over 10. Of all the places I have lived, it offers the best bang for your buck. At only around $325/person for a 2 bdrm, you… Full Review ▶

05/25/10
Resident

I've lived in Oakwood Manor for over a year and I am very happy. Sometimes the elevator breaks down, but there's always the service elevator and the stairs. It's so cheap and all the utilities are included. Parking sometimes sucks but… Full Review ▶

01/24/10
Resident

Our apartment at Oakwood has been nothing but problems since the day we moved in. Our plumbing has been probably our biggest issue...when we first moved in the bathtub had a constant drip/flow leak and the drain was so plugged that… Full Review ▶

04/09/09
Resident

Would be a great setting to film a horror movie... especially the parking garage! Would love it if dogs were allowed. Full Review ▶

08/17/08
Resident

I rented an efficiency and the room is nice. I ordered DSL internet and the wiring was so bad that multiple technicians had to come out and I still don't have the speed I asked for. The elevator refuses to work… Full Review ▶

06/24/08
Resident

Very close to downtown with a short walk in the summer or cheap cab fair in the winter. Building is shaped in a "U" but those with units on the interior side don't really hear neighbors unless there is a small… Full Review ▶

11/07/07
Resident

Ive lived at oakwood for a year now, i think its a great place to live. The staff is friendly, any issues ive had with maintainance have been taken care of immediatly, and The building stays very clean. The building is… Full Review ▶

11/06/07
Resident

This is a solidly built old building. For this reason it's one of the quietest apartment buildings around. The Heritage Hill neighborhood is beautiful and very conveniently located close to downtown. Don't forget there are other amenities nearby- a tennis court… Full Review ▶

09/06/07
Resident

This building isn't real bad, but the neighborhood is questionable - especially at night. The parking lot could be lit up more and a little more care into the hallways should be addressed. The people who work here are nice (oh… Full Review ▶

08/22/07
Resident

The company that manages this building seems fair, but they don't know how to keep good people on their staff. I agree with the person who wrote that stuff about the new manager (sounds mean, but it's all true). I've been… Full Review ▶

08/05/07
Resident

This used to be a great place because the entire staff was D-good! Now there's a new manager and this guy doesn't know squat about assisting residents. He's either never in the office or it saids open & isn't, or he's… Full Review ▶

06/18/07
Resident

If you want to live downtown oakwood is the place to be. all other downtown apartments i looked at were much more expensive for smaller spaces. our apartment has very nice wood floors, huge windows with great views and we love… Full Review ▶

05/15/07
Resident

I have had the pleasure of living at Oakwood Manor for a long time now, and would not want to live elsewhere in the hill. This facility was built in the 20's in the French Flat style, and has overall held… Full Review ▶

04/10/07
Resident

I want to say I had a good time while I lived here. It was mainly due to friends and circumstances, not this apartment. The management is creepy- chain your doors. I had them walk in unannounced a couple times, one… Full Review ▶

03/07/07
Resident

Who wouldn't want to live here! I can afford the rent, utilities are included - even the electricity/less bills to pay out. The people who work in this building are totally cool. Everyone I run into seems happy enough. I can… Full Review ▶

02/12/07
Resident

I've lived in Oakwood since 2005. I used to live at Hillmount until they turned it into condos and was forced to move out. I wasn't sure about Oakwood at first, but the staff was great and made me feel right… Full Review ▶

01/21/07
Resident

I have lived at the Oakwood for four years now. I love everything about it. The views are spectacular, especially on the North and West side. The building is usually always as clean as can be. I know for a while… Full Review ▶

01/14/07
Resident

Note that many of the favorable reviews of the Oakwood are ancient history. There ARE huge holes in the parking lot; there is no assigned parking (a sign was finally put up that parking is for residents only--but it isn't enforced);… Full Review ▶

01/05/07
Resident

I lived at Oakwood for almost two years working at St. Marys. The heritage hill neighborhood is pretty nice, plus I was only a few blocks from work. Rent is really reasonable with heat and electric included. I lived on the… Full Review ▶

10/17/06
Resident

I thought I was moving into a great old building with personality. Great view. Dirty halls, stairwells, lobby. Drafty windows--don't live on the west side of the building in winter. Cold air will about blow you off the seat in the… Full Review ▶

08/04/06
Resident

i lived in the oakwood manor back when i went to school at davenport and aquinas colleges. i lived in apt 6F very small studio & and beat the hell out of living on campus. this was back in 1979 thru… Full Review ▶

04/30/06
Resident

Hey, check it out:
All utilities included - yes, even electricity!
Locked building
Deep large bath tubs
Garage rental only $40.00 a month
Laundry facilities
Freight and regular elevator

I lived there for 6 months and am moving back in this coming Fall for another 6 months.

But I… Full Review ▶

01/19/06
Resident

This apartment complex is the worst. There are many other places to live in Heritage Hill if you like the area, DO NOT LIVE HERE. The elevators in the Hillmount Apts is old, smoke filled and are broken half the time.… Full Review ▶

11/30/05
Resident

I love living here. My view is spectacular. The place is great, they keep it clean, and the parking lot is plowed. If you want a great place that is 5 mins from pretty much everything downtown and 15 mins from… Full Review ▶

10/26/05
Resident

I am back in GR after 20 years away.
I lived in the Oakwood Manor Studio apt 6 th floor courtyard side. When I moved in, rent was $110 a month if I remember right and $135 when I left. I did… Full Review ▶

04/05/05
Resident

The person who wrote in on 3/18 is probably my noisy neighbor and her boyfriend who play music at all hours of the night. I heard her complaining (as usual) about the building and she was pist at the manager cause… Full Review ▶

03/18/05
Resident

I wanted to live in Oakwood. They said there were no I bdr. deluxe availabe. Not true. They told me I could switch in 6 mos. Now they say I can't. They have entered my apartment without contacting me. They said… Full Review ▶

03/03/05
Resident

Im not sure about that last person. This plce is nice. there are no holes in the parking lot, in the roads around it sure, but hey thats downtown. The building doesnt have a smell that I noticed. The elevator is… Full Review ▶

02/15/05
Resident

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02/03/05
Resident

I wasn't very happy with apartment there. I lived in Oakwood. First, when you walk into the building it smells like really disgusting food, so the whole building smells nasty inside. The parking lot looks really bad with pot holes in… Full Review ▶

12/26/04
Resident

I have lived at the oakwood for a little over two years, and found them to be my best. If I didnt have to move because of my new job I would probably lived there for atleast another four or five… Full Review ▶

12/10/04
Resident

LOVE THIS PLACE
LOVE THIS PLACE.

I have to say that this being my fourth, (and hopefully final) apartment in two years, I have finally found more than just a place to stay, I've found a home. I love the atmosphere and the… Full Review ▶

11/24/04
Resident

I love living here. If your looking for an apartment and you want to live downtown, then its simple. You could :
A: Live here
B: Live somewhere that will cost you $1,000 a month.
C: Live on the streets dealing crack, or at… Full Review ▶

11/09/04
Resident

This place is sweeeeeeeet! I love it here. The lobby is super cool, with a touch of ...i dont know like 30s hotel. The view is unfreaking believable you can see for miles. The apartment is real nice too, I was… Full Review ▶

10/28/04
Resident

i just moved in this past summer so i really don't know what the winter is like around here. so far I really dig it! my crib is sweet (finally got it done) they let me paint the walls, just said… Full Review ▶

10/04/04
Resident

I have been living here for about 11 months.
I realy enjoy living here. In the winter the lot was always plowed before I even got up at 8am. The office staff was always nice to me, and were helpful when I… Full Review ▶

09/30/04
Resident

I've lived at the hillmount for just over two years and they have been some of the best. My apartment is on a corner which is real nice because of all of the windows I get a great view. My cats… Full Review ▶

09/30/04
Resident

Yeh, this place isn't that bad really. Parking is iffy, sometimes, but for the most part I have found spots. If not you can rent a spot in the garage, which is great in the winter, or there is the covered… Full Review ▶

09/30/04
Resident

This place is great, I don't know what that last guy was talking about. But I know who he is, he used to be a maintenance guy here, but they fired him for using drugs, and he also drank on the… Full Review ▶

08/18/04
Resident

I recommend very strongly to stay away from the Hillmount. They have stopped taking care of things around the building like vaccuuming the floors in the hallway. My car was stolen from the parking lot. My car that I got to… Full Review ▶

07/26/04
Resident

The prices for downtown apts are ridiculously high. Oakwood isn't bad at all, all my utilities were included. It's better than like the place by the river - (everything echoes in the halls), or right dntwn, if you're rich, go for… Full Review ▶

06/11/04
Resident

I've lived here for 3 yrs now and I enjoy it. The location is great and the place has gone up. When I first moved in, it was a "good" apt. community. Now, it's a lot better. The staff are really… Full Review ▶

06/11/04
Resident

I lived both at Hillmount (next door, but same management) & transferred to Oakwood. I think Hillmount has bigger rooms, lots of windows & the electric was cheap. If you like something different vs. the "typical" apartment(which I do!) take a… Full Review ▶

03/28/04
Resident

The Oakwood Manor has a neighboring building with the same managing team called, the Hillmount. HELLmount sucks so bad I don?t even know where to start. First, security is horrible. Dim lights in the parking lot make it easy for anyone… Full Review ▶

12/19/03
Resident

Yes, the management is bad. I sometimes had to park on the street, and my car was broken into.
I got my bike stolen out of a storage room in the basement. The manager basically said ´tough luck´.
No one was… Full Review ▶

07/11/03
Resident

On my scheduled move-in day, the apartment was not ready to be occupied. We pulled a truck up to the loading dock outside with my stuff, and came upstairs to find the apartment trashed with tools and paint cans all over… Full Review ▶

06/23/03
Resident

OKay, I know the ins and outs of this apartment building. And yes the buildings are falling apart, the elevators rarely work. But the real problem is the manager Laura Johnson. Why they haven´t gotten rid of her I will never… Full Review ▶

04/24/03
Resident

I moved here looking for a safe, clean alternative to the expensive herritage hill homes in the area that was still close to downtown. What I got was an overpriced crack house just down the street from public housing.
As… Full Review ▶

02/01/03
Resident

The Oakwood Manor has an adjacent rental building, The Hillmount.

This place is in ill-repair & mismanaged!

There is a registered sex-offender claiming an apartment in the building as his residence. The office states that he is not on… Full Review ▶

12/30/02
Resident

I personally don´t mind the apartments. Most people probably won´t feel the same. It´s an older building with very old and antiquated equipment. I tried 3 times before being able to connect my phone. Parking is awful, the lot is always… Full Review ▶

11/20/02
Resident

I lived in the Hillmount, and I want to warn anyone considering this place that it is the single most uncomfortable apartment I?ve ever lived in, especially for the price. At first glance it may seem charming, but I would never… Full Review ▶

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Units

BedsBathsEstimated Rent
Studio1 $ 652
11 $ 726
21 $ 400

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  • Cats Allowed

  • Pet Deposit Required

  • Pet Rent Required

  • Laundry On-Site

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