C+

Lake Forest

3235 Soft Water Lake Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
3235 Soft Water Lake Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Contact Property

Lake Forest

3235 Soft Water Lake Dr NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

 
 
 
 
 
 

epIQ Report Card

In partnership with SatisFacts™

Community epIQ Grade N/A

Ratings & Reviews (48 Reviews)

Filter
  • 5 out of 5
  • 4 out of 5
  • 3 out of 5
  • 2 out of 5
  • 1 out of 5
No reviews match your search.
Robin_S366 • Resident 2020
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
12/16/2020
I love living here. Any small issues I ever had were quickly handled. The team in the office are extremely nice and you can tell all they want is to help and make the best experience. The maintenance team has always helped fix any issues as… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report
lemier2551 • Resident 2008 - 2020
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
06/23/2020
I have been here through three different ownerships. This current group has held on to one of the main reasons I stay. There maintenance supervisor. Jobs get done. he's very courteous as well. As are the Manager and the rest of the staff. See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report
Wgoodin71 • Resident 2018 - 2020
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
02/18/2020
Spacious apartments, lake access, pool(s), decent pricing for the greater Grand Rapids area, helpful staff, maintenance quick to respond, if maintenance can't do it a professional will, quiet neighborhood, quick easy access to downtown Grand Rapids without having to be in the heart of the city,… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report
Kelly_B243 • Resident 2019
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
10/17/2019
Lake Forest Apartments is a great place to live. They have wonderful emenities like 2 heated pools and the trail down by the lake you can walk. The office staff is very friendly and helpful but it does take some time for mainenance to come. I… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report
Resident 2018 - 2019
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
09/19/2019
I love living at Lake Forest Apartments. The apartments are very nice, with really big patios and two pools that are heated. They are very nice in the office, and maintenance works very hard to get the work requested done. They are very pet-friendly but some… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

09/20/2019

Thank you so much for taking time to leave us a review. We really appreciate your feedback about our community and staff. We do our absolute best to make sure our residents are taken after, so we are extremely happy to hear your kind words about our staff. We're always at your service!

Antonio_B929 • Resident 2018 - 2019
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
05/03/2019
Lake Forest Apartments & Homes have very spacious apartments with modern appliances, the staff is very helpful and friendly, the maintenance team works fast and provides high-quality service. The best part is that it is extremely pet friendly! See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

05/03/2019

Hi, Antonio! Thank you for taking the time to write us this very kind review. We appreciate your comments about our staff because resident satisfaction is our number one priority! We are so happy that you and your furry friend have chosen Lake Forest as your home.

aubrierh • Resident 2018
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
12/24/2018
My boyfriend and I really enjoy living at Lake Forest apartment, it is a clean and quiet community with beautiful views. Being able to hike and fish in our backyard is a big plus, and we have access to shops and grocery stores nearby. Staff are… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

12/26/2018

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you chose to stay for another year. We hope you continue to call Lake Forest home for years to come!

[email protected] • Resident 2013 - 2018
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
11/03/2018
We have lived here more than 5 years. We love having access to two pools. The porch is definitely larger than any apartment we have lived in or visited in the past. We just signed a new lease. We don't plan to move anytime soon. Eric,… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

11/05/2018

Thank you for your review of our community. We appreciate your comments about our staff, we strive to exceed expectations in customer service. We hope you will continue to call Lake Forest home!

Resident 2015 - 2018
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
10/05/2018
Have lived here almost three years, overall its been ok. The one complaint I have is the laundry facilities are in different buildings. Wish they could be in the same building I live in, and now and then you hear the neighbors arguing. Overall its nice… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report
Resident 2018
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
08/31/2018
only been here 2 months, they rushed me in and then more than 10 things were not right. hole in bedroom screen, plank flooring buckling, no tub drain stopper, screen door falling apart and has gaping hole, side walls of patio open and not caulked, so… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

09/07/2018

Thank you for your review of our community. We would like to apologize for your negative experience at our community. We would appreciate the opportunity to address these concerns, if you'd contact the office. Thank you for choosing Lake Forest as your home.

Terri_V • Resident 2016 - 2018
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
06/25/2018
Everyone is friendly,I can go on my balcony and sit and its peaceful I love that the rooms are large and my grandchildren love the pools and a walk to the lake. I also love having a carport in the winter as being older I haven't… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

06/25/2018

Thank you for your review. We take pride in providing a clean and well serviced community. We hope you continue to call Lake Forest home!

Patrick.phillips • Resident 2018
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
06/25/2018
This place is my first apartment its a little pricey but the staff is nice so is maintainence. I also love the lake it's so beautiful . I've added a picture of the lake so everyone can see how beautiful it is. See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

06/25/2018

Thank you for your review of our community! We're pleased you have enjoyed your stay, and hope you continue to call Lake Forest home!

Outoftoiletpaper • Resident 2018
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
06/25/2018
Besides the old disgruntled guy with mutton chops Below me who hasnt been laid since 1974 getting me noise complaints for kids playing at 6pm.. Its pretty nice here.. Yet Things are sort of on a decline since last year, but the location is very convenient,… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report
Sarah_A728 • Resident 2018
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
06/25/2018
This is the best apartment complex I've stayed at. The staff are personable and timely in their responses. We love our enormous open living room and balcony. There is plenty of closets and cabinet space. The complex is pet friendly which is great for us as… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

06/25/2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments about our staff, we strive to exceed expectations in customer service! We hope you continue to call Lake Forest home!

Julie_P • Resident 2016 - 2018
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
01/15/2018
I sick of shoveling everyday, our dumpsters look do disgusting, and I'm so upset I had to come home to our hallways looking like we had green carpet instead of black bc our cleaning lady does a crappy job See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

01/15/2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We would like to apologize for your negative experience at our community. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact the office.

Torrey_C • Resident 2017
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
11/14/2017
Moved into lake forest apartments in early june, they upgraded a apartment for us and had it ready to move in early. They are under new management and the staff is super friendly and any problem we've had with our apartment has been fixed within a… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

11/16/2017

Hi Torrey_C! Thank you for your review and rating! We are glad that you enjoy your new home and community. Please reach out if we can ever do anything for you!

Resident 2017
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
08/24/2017
I moved back to Grand Rapids after 10 years being out of the area. I started looking around and found for a 2 bedroom I would be paying $1500-$1600 a month. I was surprised as the market has changed a bit since I was gone. I… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

08/25/2017

Hello! Thank you for your 5-star rating and review! We are very happy that you found the space and community that you had been searching for! Your recommendation means so much to us and we are glad to have earned it. Thank you again for choosing Lake Forest and taking time to write a review! Have a great day!

courtneyann99 • Resident 2017
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
08/24/2017
My son and me moved into Lake Forest back in March. We have the largest two bedroom apartment they could offer! IT IS SPACIOUS!! The balcony is HUGE with a wood view. I absolutely love it! The staff is phenomenal. The office ladies made it an… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

08/25/2017

Hello! Thank you for your 5-star rating and review! It is great that you love your spacious apartment and balcony! We are very happy that the office staff and maintenance have been helpful during your time at Lake Forest. Your recommendation means so much to us and we are glad to have earned it. Thank you again for choosing Lake Forest and taking time to write a review! Have a great day!

vdgrandrapid • Prospective Resident Visited 2017
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
08/23/2017
I am also planning to move there and signed lease . Here are few things concerning 1 All the Car ports look very dirty with so many dry leaves , spiderwebs . looks like car ports have never been cleaned . 2 Building appearances from out… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

12/15/2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact the office at Lake Forest.

Resident 2017
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
08/21/2017
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,… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

08/23/2017

Hello! Thank you for taking time to provide feedback about your time at Lake Forest. We would like to personally apologize for any unfortunate experiences that you have had so far. Our maintenance team is happy to address any and all repairs needed in your apartment. Please don't hesitate to call emergency maintenance if you have any concerns after hours or on weekends. When you posted the review, one of the pools required maintenance. The other pool is fully functioning and we will have both pools operable as soon as possible! If you are interested in a carport, we have many open to rent! Our staff is available to assist you in any way that we can. We value your residency and would like the opportunity to address your concerns. Please call, email, or stop by the office at your convenience so that we may discuss how to best serve you.

Prospective Resident Visited 2017
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
08/08/2017
They were absolutely awesome when we toured the apartment and were willing to pay the $280 right away for the application fee and to hold the apartment. Here we are the day after we were supposed to hear if we got approved, etc and they won't… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

08/10/2017

Good afternoon, Thank you for posting a review online and taking the time to speak with management. We appreciate all feedback and will use your review to improve our communication with future applicants. I am glad that you were approved to move into your new apartment! I hope that any concerns you had were resolved with our conversation today. If not, please do not hesitate to give us a call or email. Thank you, Lake Forest Management

Resident 2015 - 2017
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
05/23/2017
Arson and now a dead body (link below). This place is going down hill and has been. The neighborhood is awful. The apartments are not worth what they are asking, $8-900, no way. They are big, but the only way they are worth it is if… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

12/15/2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We would like to apologize for your negative experience at our community. if you would like to discuss this further, please contact the office at Lake Forest.

Resident 2012 - 2017
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
02/02/2017
Horrible place to live. I am currently trying to find somewhere to move on this side of town. I had 15 floods in one year. They told me the black stuff growing was mildew and not mold. It stinks like musty. My neighbor is crazy. They… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report

Lake Forest Manager

12/15/2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We would like to apologize for your negative experience at our community. if you would like to discuss this further, please contact the office at Lake Forest.

Resident 2011 - 2016
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
05/25/2016
HORRIBLE place to live. The management is awful, they are rude, unfriendly and if they don't like you... well watch out. You will be yelled at for no reason if they see you outside. If you enjoy stray cats, they are everywhere and constantly make kittens.… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report
Resident 2013 - 2016
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
03/20/2016
Worst place ever! Do you like stray cats, stepping in dog poop, or walking over trash? I watched the apt manager walk past the full trash more then 5 times.This is the place for you! The management is horrible. They are rude and yell at you… See More
Useful    0
Thanks for voting!
Report
 Updated Review
Rating Breakdown
Noise
Maintenance
Neighborhood
Safety
Grounds
Office Staff
Useful    
Thanks for voting!  

Manager

 
·

Features & Amenities

Laundry

  • Laundry On-Site

Parking

  • Covered Parking

General

  • 24-Hour Management Availability
  • 24/7 Online Resident Portal
  • Abundant Closets
  • Balconies and Patios
  • Central Heat and Air
  • Coffee Bar
  • Easy Access to I-96 and US 131
  • Electric Stove
  • Energy Efficient Dishwasher
  • Frost Free Refrigerators
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Monthly Resident Events
  • Nature Trails
  • Night Patrol
  • On-Site Management
  • Online Payments Accepted
  • Package Receiving Service
  • Pool
  • Pool View
  • Short Term Lease Available
  • Spacious 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartment Homes
  • Storage Space
  • Upgrades Available
  • View
  • Views

Pets

  • Cats Allowed
    Deposit: $200
    Restrictions: For a list of breed restrictions, please contact the leasing office. Additional deposit and fees will apply.
    Pet Limit: 2
  • Dogs Allowed
    Deposit: $200
    Restrictions: For a list of breed restrictions, please contact the leasing office. Additional deposit and fees will apply.
    Pet Limit: 2

Floor Plans & Pricing

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

  • Price
    Price

    $855 - $990

  • SQ. FT.

    710

  • Available
    Avail.

    2 Units

  • Model

    1 BED 1 BATH

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

  • Price
    Price

    $955 - $1,140

  • SQ. FT.

    900 - 976

  • Available
    Avail.

    3 Units

  • Model

    2 BED 1 BATH

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms

  • Price
    Price

    N/A

  • SQ. FT.

    976

  • Available
    Avail.

    N/A

  • Model

    2 BED 1.5 BATH

  • Price
    Price

    N/A

  • SQ. FT.

    1,024

  • Available
    Avail.

    N/A

  • Model

    2 BED 1.5 BATH

Disclaimer: Special, prices and availabilities subject to change.

Leasing:

C+
First Pacific Group, Inc.
VIEW 15 COMMUNITIES

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.

Office Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Questions & Answers

There are no questions yet for this property!
Be the first to ask.

Your question has been submitted!

Please allow up to 24 hours for your answer to be visible to the public.

·
Type your answer:
Please allow up to 24 hours for your answer to be visible to the public.
Please allow up to 24 hours for your answer to be visible to the public.
· Just Now

Frequently Asked

What are noise levels like at Lake Forest?
The community is rated 5/5 stars, which is considered having extremely quiet noise levels on average.

How satisfied are residents with the upkeep and overall appearance of the grounds at Lake Forest?
The community is rated 5/5 stars, signifying extreme satisfaction on average.

How safe is Lake Forest?
The community is rated 5/5 stars, which is considered being extremely safe on average.

How satisfied are residents with the neighborhood
The community is rated 5/5 stars, signifying extreme satisfaction on average.

How effective was the maintenance team when resolving your problem?
The community is rated 5/5 stars, which is considered being extremely effective on average.

Who manages Lake Forest?
First Pacific Group

What is the pet policy at Lake Forest?
Cats Allowed
Deposit: $200
Restrictions: For a list of breed restrictions, please contact the leasing office. Additional deposit and fees will apply.
Pet Limit: 2
Dogs Allowed
Deposit: $200
Restrictions: For a list of breed restrictions, please contact the leasing office. Additional deposit and fees will apply.
Pet Limit: 2

What types of floor plans are available?
1 Bed, 1 Bath and 2 Beds, 1 Bath and 2 Beds, 1.5 Baths


Lake Forest Gallery

Manager Uploaded Photos
Floor Plans
Resident Uploaded Photos

Similar Properties

Image of Oakview Apartments in Grand Rapids, MI

Oakview Apartments

Grand Rapids, MI

Image of Rolling Pines in Grand Rapids, MI

Rolling Pines

Grand Rapids, MI

Image of Autumn Ridge Apartments  in Grand Rapids, MI

Autumn Ridge Apartments

Grand Rapids, MI

Image of York Creek Apartments in Comstock Park, MI

York Creek Apartments

Comstock Park, MI

Lake Forest is a 710 - 1,024 sqft apartment in Grand Rapids in zip code 49525. This community has a 1 - 2 bedroom, 1 - 1.5 bathroom, and is for rent for $855 - $1,140. Nearby cities include East Grand Rapids, Ada, Kentwood, Wyoming, and Comstock Park. 56169, 49505, 49321, 49503, and 49506 are nearby zip codes.

  • Price

  • Sq. Ft.

  • Availability

  • Model

MOVE-IN SPECIAL

Lake Forest

Provided by Property Management

Management Photos (39)

  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 02/24/2021) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Manager photo uploaded on 04/19/2019) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI

Provided by Other Residents

Resident Photos (8)

  • (Resident photo uploaded on 02/08/2014) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Resident photo uploaded on 02/08/2014) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Resident photo uploaded on 02/08/2014) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Resident photo uploaded on 02/08/2014) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Resident photo uploaded on 02/08/2014) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Resident photo uploaded on 03/20/2016) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Resident photo uploaded on 02/02/2017) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  • (Resident photo uploaded on 06/25/2018) Image of Lake Forest in Grand Rapids, MI
  Back To Top
Contact Property