Choose to evolve


The safety of our residents is our number one priority at evolve. Not only is our community gated, access to both the community and the buildings is electronic. We have on-site emergency service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also have an on-site security guard.


An evolve team member is always available to our residents. Whether it’s our professional management staff, our licensed maintenance crew, or our dedicated Community Assistants, the needs of your student will be met no matter when they arise. Residents can submit maintenance requests online using the resident portal or by calling the leasing office (during office hours). We strive to complete work orders within 24 hours of receipt.


Located less than a mile from campus, evolve is in the ideal location for students attending GVSU®. Our Allendale apartments are within walking distance to Grand Valley State’s® student services, athletic fields, and academic buildings. Our community’s location provides privacy and independence for residents seeking retreat, while providing accessibility to social environments for those who want to mingle. Grand Rapids, MI is just also just a short drive away.


Our staff makes a point to always be responsive and friendly. Residents can communicate with our staff online, in person at our leasing office, or over the phone at any time. We are dedicated to making evolve the most comfortable and welcoming student apartment complex available to students (and parents) of Grand Valley State University®.


Our application and leasing processes couldn’t be simpler. We have tailored each to meet the needs of busy students and their parents. Feel free to stop by our leasing office and we will help guide you through the application process, or fill out our online application from anywhere you’d like! Our leases are “by-the-bed”, which means that each resident signs an individual lease and is responsible for his or her own payment. By designing the leasing process this way, we promote a safe and responsible community for residents and their guests.


Is your student looking for a roommate? For students who are new to the area or don’t have roommates chosen, we can help by using our highly successful roommate matching questionnaire to find your student the best possible roommate match. Our system identifies qualities like each student’s habits, interests, and personalities and finds the most compatible roommate options available.