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Summer Ridge

5545 Summer Ridge Boulevard, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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07/25/14
Resident

Since I know how difficult it is trying to find an apartment, especially in a new city, I want to give a detailed, honest review. Pros: - Located in a safe/quiet neighborhood. The enclosed hallways and intercom system helped me to… Full Review ▶

07/23/14
Resident

I moved here in March and I really like it! My apartment is spacious and has a great location on the property. I have all new appliances and I LOVE having a full size washer and dryer in my apartment, my… Full Review ▶

07/15/14
Resident

Although I haven't lived here during all 4 seasons yet I have to say I am not unhappy. Yes I hear other residents coming and going in the hallway, toilets flushing down the wall but that is called "apartment living" it… Full Review ▶

07/02/14
Resident

First of all: The only possible way they have a 50%+ rating, is because they staff are on Facebook or here all day, lying their faces off about this place instead of taking care of customers or doing actual work, Staff:… Full Review ▶

07/01/14
Resident

I just moved to Summer Ridge and I love it! It is such a quiet and peaceful environment! Full Review ▶

11/21/13
Resident

I lived at Summer Ridge for two years and had a really good experience. I think part of the fact was that I was lucky to have incredibly quiet and nice neighbors. I rarely heard them and my unit was tucked… Full Review ▶

06/16/13
Resident

I lived at Summer Ridge for one year, and I decided to move because I was living in a two bedroom and my roommate graduated and moved away and the one bedrooms are just too expensive for me. So as I… Full Review ▶

05/13/13
Resident

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04/11/13
Resident

Poor to fair makes it sounds like its a decent place to live. The customer services by the girls who run the office are the WORST ill mannered people you'll ever have to deal with. They take their lunch breaks all… Full Review ▶

03/20/13
Resident

ATTENTION CURRENT RESIDENTS & FUTURE RESIDENTS: Summer Ridge may seem like an amazing place to live, I thought the same thing. I have lived here for just over a year now, and at first everything was great. Then Summer Ridge made… Full Review ▶

01/25/13
Resident

I have lived in apartments in Kalamazoo before, this is the quietest apartment i have had, plenty of parking around my unit, carport is great, there are garage options. staff and maintenance have been very friendly and punctual. the only down… Full Review ▶

11/29/12
Resident

If you are thinking about living at Summer Ridge Apartments DO NOT DO IT!!!!! I just moved out of there recently and they are trying to charge s for every little thing!!! They sent us a notice charging us for things… Full Review ▶

08/07/12
Resident

I rented here for 2 1/2 years. Let me go into detail on each area. 1. Parking - Parking was not terrible, there were usually enough spots for everyone, and they were generally close to where you needed to be. There's… Full Review ▶

05/08/12
Resident

The management is only concerned with getting you moved in. They treat you super nice, then as soon as you move in they are rude, probably some of the rudest people I've meet, especially considering their job is customer service. To… Full Review ▶

05/04/12
Resident

This place is probably as safe as you're going to get in Kalamazoo. Out of the other places I lived at I ve had minimal disturbance or issues with neighbors. I ll break down each area and give a brief opinion… Full Review ▶

04/24/12
Resident

I was just looking up something about this apartment complex and noticed people bashing many things and giving poor reviews, so I decided that I should write what I feel about the place. I have been a tenant at Summer Ridge… Full Review ▶

04/15/12
Resident

The first impression was wonderful, and then we moved in. The first night we were in the neighbors crazy ghetto baby momma was poundin on the door at 2am and didn't stop kicking it until 4am. Since then we have called… Full Review ▶

03/15/12
Resident

I moved in about 6 months ago and really like my place here! I was impressed how clean the apartment was when I first received the keys. Everything has went well since I moved in. I rarely hear my neighbors and… Full Review ▶

03/15/12
Resident

The facilities of Summer Ridge are great, and my wife and I thought that would make it worth the high rent, but the service is pretty miserable. When my lease renewed, I wasn't told I would have to set my auto… Full Review ▶

03/15/12
Prospective Resident

I am a frequent visitor and if I were to move to MI I would definitely be renting from Summer Ridge. The Office staff is friendly and always helpful and the maintenance staff is knowledgeble and not creepy (important when people… Full Review ▶

03/15/12
Resident

I lived there for a year and paied 750 bucks a month for a one bedroom! That is so outrageous! And they pinch every penny out of you like you are made of money. The maintance men are super sweet and… Full Review ▶

03/15/12
Resident

Very pricey and they get every penny out of you as they possibly can. I would never recommend this place to any person or family. They made us move into a larger apartment when I found out I was pregnant because… Full Review ▶

12/23/11
Resident

The place is kinda pricey for what they're actually giving you. Their model looked nice but the apartment we are in has numerous issues besides the upstairs neighbors who make a lot of noise from 7am, thru the day until 1am.… Full Review ▶

11/08/11
Resident

Have enjoyed my stay at Summer Ridge for the past 2 and a half years. We overlook the woods, and have plenty of wildlife coming into our bird feeders. Also, as a dog owner, this place is very welcoming. Unfortunately there… Full Review ▶

11/08/11
Resident

We have lived here for over two years now. We love it! The office staff is warm, welcoming and always has nice activities and treats for the residents. The maintenance staff is top-notch and super friendly. Love the woods we look… Full Review ▶

10/31/11
Resident

I have been at summer ridge for two months. I have enjoyed my time here so far. It is a very dog friendly community. With a number of activities planed by the staff of summer ridge for pets. I had a… Full Review ▶

10/31/11
Prospective Resident

My brother lives in these apartments and I love visiting. We frequently use the pool on hot summer days. The staff are great with my brother and his son along with his dog jasper. Who is often in the clubhouse when… Full Review ▶

10/27/11
Resident

Easy access to just about anything you need, highway,grocey store, pharmacy, ect. Wonderful property for animals and kids! Has a great leasing and maintenance staff! Full Review ▶

10/11/11
Resident

I have been living here almost a year now and have had no issues. My stay here has been very pleasant. I have had a few maintenance requests while living here and all have been resolved to my satisfaction. My dryer… Full Review ▶

10/11/11
Resident

Living here is great. The whole atmosphere is friendly and warm. Everyone is dog friendly which is nice because I have a pretty big dog. They actually have pet events at the clubhouse. The maintenance staff is great. They are quick… Full Review ▶

04/14/11
Resident

I lived here about 7 yrs. With all apartments there is the good and the bad. I think the good outweigh the bad here. I pretty much enjoyed our stay here. I have also lived at Drakes Pond for 4 years,… Full Review ▶

03/11/11
Prospective Resident

I attempted to negotiate a short term lease with summer ridge. The costs were much much higher than what was stated on any of their brochures or website. They neglected to inform me of any of these fees until AFTER the… Full Review ▶

01/29/11
Resident

I am being relocated due to my job and I feel bad for Summer Ridge after reading some of these unhappy posts. I have had a great experience here and would highly recommend it to any of my friends and family.… Full Review ▶

12/24/10
Resident

I will try to write a fair review here... So on a Positive note, these apartments look very nice, even have a little fountain in front of the office. Maintenance is friendly, the staff is friendly (when you move in). The… Full Review ▶

09/01/10
Resident

Summer Ridge is a great place to live and one of the only places that takes big dogs. They also do activities for their residents, like the bbq this summer. The staff is friendly and maintenance is great! I would definitely… Full Review ▶

07/23/10
Prospective Resident

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07/22/10
Resident

My fiance and I are currently living at Summer Ridge and our lease is up in January; it is now July. We plan on breaking our lease for several reasons, one being the poor quality of the apartments in general. Everything… Full Review ▶

04/20/10
Resident

I had to paint my apartment to make it somewhat tollorable. The apartment's paint job was not only blinding, but it had massive paint runs everywhere. There are no light fixtures in the bedrooms and the outlets that are connected to… Full Review ▶

12/09/09
Resident

No college kids, nice apartments, nice pool/workout. Only things I would fix would be able to let each tenant have a "vistor parking" pass so you don't have to do the annoying drive to a desingated area to pick up a… Full Review ▶

10/07/09
Resident

I've lived here a just over a year now and just signed another lease. I have a 2 bedroom apartment and love it. This is the best place for the price and because I have a dog. My friends live at… Full Review ▶

08/19/09
Prospective Resident

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08/18/09
Resident

I lived here for a year and I just moved out last week. I absolutely loved my apartment. The only reason I didn't renew was because I am getting married and got a house. I lived on the top floor and… Full Review ▶

08/12/09
Resident

If you insist on living here, do not, I repeat, DO NOT live on the 1st or second floor! You will hear every step your neighbor takes above you!!!! I had to move out after 3 months b/c it was so… Full Review ▶

05/28/09
Resident

Have lived here for one year and have never been happier.The grounds are kept very well and maintanence is fantastic.Have had to call emergency on weekends and was very pleased with the quick and efficient response.I feel totally safe here,everyone is… Full Review ▶

04/30/09
Resident

I would not recommend living here, unless you live on the 3rd floor maybe. Positives: It looks pretty nice. There is a small fitness center, pool, sauna, hot tub, and outdoor courts for basketball, tennis, and volleyball. I feel pretty safe… Full Review ▶

10/27/08
Resident

Unless you want to camp here on the park like grounds, Look else where! The steel framed windows are not sealed and allow the wind to blow into the apartment, I can see light around the door, and when I asked… Full Review ▶

09/23/08
Resident

If you are a working adult, look anywhere else but here. This place rents apartments (probably in parents names) to college kids. The apartments seem like there is swiss cheese between the floors, and the balconies create a great place for… Full Review ▶

09/13/08
Resident

this place looks great, from the outside....pool, tennis courts, volleyball, the model room they will show you, which trust me, will vary considerably from the one you are about to rent. first thing, ask to see the one you may be… Full Review ▶

05/24/08
Resident

I payed 820 a month for a two bedroom, it was decent but way to much to pay for just a two bedroom. The people below me only payed 650 a month (two bedroom). Maintenance had to come a few times… Full Review ▶

02/07/08
Resident

I've lived at Summer Ridge for 3 years. I currently am living here but plan on moving when my lease is up. The only reason I've stayed as long as I did is because I hate moving...especially in the winter. The… Full Review ▶

01/02/08
Resident

This place is absoultely terrible. Like many of the others have stated, the office staff is really nice until you move in and you have to deal with them. Maitenance is completely worthless and never fix anything. It took 4 maitenance… Full Review ▶

01/08/07
Resident

I moved to Summer Ridge July of 2005 into a one bedroom, and then that year in October I switched to a two bedroom. I absolutely loved this place. A lot of the apartments in Kalamazoo are noisy, dirty and full… Full Review ▶

11/30/06
Resident

I came to summer ridge as a lost fawn. With the help of the staff and the warm community I found myself. It was hard for me to say goodbye, but the confidence that I gained with the help of these… Full Review ▶

11/09/06
Resident

I moved into my apartment in august 2006 there was a couple things wrong, I called the office to have them fixed, they made out a work order. within 2 days they were fixed.
the office personnel are friendly and cooperative and… Full Review ▶

10/30/06
Resident

I moved in one year ago in November. I started out with a roommate and then he bailed. I added a new roommate and the office was cool with that. The office people are friendly and good looking! I have a… Full Review ▶

05/18/06
Resident

I've lived here for about 4 years total in two different appartments, 2br 2 bath on the 3rd floor & the smallest 1 br on the 1st floor.
Both apartments have been (and still are) poorly insulated against both noise and… Full Review ▶

05/03/06
Resident

If you're young and go out you don't need to read this site, people will tell you anybody who lived here had problems. The apartment itself is average, I hope you got a real cheap rent and write down every scratch,… Full Review ▶

04/25/06
Resident

Don't be fooled!!! SERIOUSLY! It may appear nice, but has numerous problems.
You can hear EVERY step the person living above you takes. Even above a very loud t.v.
We had a mouse that took the exterminator months to get rid of… Full Review ▶

03/29/06
Resident

I moved in back in January and have had a good experience and I plan on staying here as long as I can. I was surprised to read some of the negative reviews. I have had a very positive experience with… Full Review ▶

03/06/06
Resident

I would recommend this place to any of my friends looking for a place, My boyfriend and I had one of the larger one bedrooms with a den. It was very spacious loved having a washer and dryer. We had a… Full Review ▶

10/30/05
Resident

It's funny reading all the negatives on here cause I thought I was the only one who hated it there. Nothing ever gets fixed and the office people are really rude about everything. They eyeball you and make sure your dog… Full Review ▶

06/28/05
Resident

I have now lived here for 18 months and am in the process of purchasing my first home. I am happy to be breaking my lease. In just the last 2 months I have more problems than in the previous year.… Full Review ▶

06/13/05
Resident

I have lived at Summer Ridge for going on 8 years. I have always had great service from all of the staff. My grand children love to come and visit me so they can go swimming or plsy basketball. They always… Full Review ▶

06/07/05
Resident

We are completing our third year here at Summer Ridge and would like to say we were very happy with the experience, the staff, especially Julie Densmor (Property Manager). If we had not outgrown our two bed-room, two bath we would… Full Review ▶

04/03/05
Resident

This is hands down the worst place I have ever lived. The hallways look like you are walking down death row. The staff does nothing but make empty promisses and good luck getting them to return a phone call! I have… Full Review ▶

03/31/05
Resident

I just moved into Summer Ridge recently and my experience so far has surpassed any other apartment I've lived in. We looked around at several other apartments and found the staff to be unhelpful and rude at many of the other… Full Review ▶

03/31/05
Resident

parking is awful if you try to park here after 5 good luck finding a parking spot. when your friends come down they tell you to make sure to have them park at visitor parking good luck there are no spots.… Full Review ▶

09/13/04
Resident

the larger one bedroom and two bedroom apartments up on the hill are the best apartments you can get in kalamazoo.

It's located right in the middle of everything but all you see from the building is trees. The neighbors are… Full Review ▶

08/09/04
Resident

I've lived at Summer Ridge for a year and I have really enjoyed it. We won't be renewing our lease because we need something a little cheaper but we have loved our one bedroom here. Maybe we have quiet neighbors but… Full Review ▶

07/06/04
Resident

The office staff was so completely rude. I would come in to ask a question or something and whoever was in the office at the time would just sit there and talk on the phone, and I could tell that she… Full Review ▶

04/26/04
Resident

The grounds are really pretty, except for all the dog poop, and garbage in the wooded areas. It´s gross!

You will get to know your neighbors really well! The floors creak terribly, and the walls are really thin! Too thin,… Full Review ▶

04/01/04
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01/15/04
Resident

I have lived at Summer Ridge for less than 1 year and wish I had chosen someplace else. I can hear everything the people above me do. When first inspecting the apartment, the screens did not fit the windows and several… Full Review ▶

11/26/03
Resident

no visitor parking so do not even think about it - your friends will get towed. Staff is always changing so it is hard to get things done. I just didn´t like living here and glad I moved out. LOTS of… Full Review ▶

10/14/03
Resident

When I lived at Summer Ridge apartments a year ago it wasn´t the best experience of my life. The office staff was extremely rude. I had an incident where birds were getting into my apartment walls through my fireplace, when I… Full Review ▶

10/13/03
Resident

I lived in Summer Rigde for a year and would recommend it to anyone! The staff was awesome, maintenance was very prompt (they usually came within the hour!!) The thing I liked most about living here were the people I lived… Full Review ▶

07/03/03
Resident

An excellent community with many activities. Spectacular apartments with 2 full bathrooms. My only complaint was the noise problems. I had an obnoxious neighbor who routinely violated the 10 o´clock keep it down policy. Mega-Bass at 1 am when you have… Full Review ▶

05/06/03
Resident

I have never owned a home. I have always rented apts. in the Kalamazoo area, and I feel the best value around is Summer Ridge. I have lived here for four years and I have always been treated kindly and fairly.… Full Review ▶

02/13/03
Resident

The parking could use some work (for visitors), but was just fine for tenants. During the four years I lived at Summer Ridge, I have never had a major problem. If problems arose, they were fixed...you may have to call more… Full Review ▶

09/05/02
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  • Small Dogs Allowed

  • Large Dogs Allowed

  • Pet Deposit Required

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  • Some Breeds Restricted

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