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Arbor Forest Apartments

1185 Palmer Lane East Lansing, MI

$850  -  $950
1 - 2 Bed
1 - 2 Bath
Available Now
Where You'll Live
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Walk Score®
Somewhat Walkable
Floor plans
Rent Unit Bath Sq. Ft. Date Available
$850+ 1 650 - 670 ft2 Now
Rent Unit Bath Sq. Ft. Date Available
$950 2 900 ft2 Now
Heat Included
Air Conditioning
Balcony, Deck, Patio
Garbage Disposal
Trash Removal Included
Walk In Closets
Water Included
High-speed Internet
Range / Oven
Near Campus
Ceiling Fans
Secured Entry
Covered Parking
On-site Laundry
Property Details

Nestled adjacent to a beautiful city park within the peaceful Flower Pot single family neighborhood, Arbor Forest offers a convenient location to shopping, schools and work for those seeking a quiet community in their next apartment home.

The delicately landscaped grounds and relaxed park-like atmosphere combine with varied floor plans to create an inviting and unique living environment.

Located off Trowbridge Road close to Highway 127 and Interstates 96, 69 & 496, Arbor Forest is a short distance from downtown Lansing, the state capitol, East Lansing, Michigan State University, Okemos, and the rest of Mid Michigan.

The full time, dedicated staff takes great pride in its efforts to provide all residents the very best in services and property upkeep.

Many Arbor Forest residents and staff remain for years, creating a peaceful and stable community in East Lansing that they call home.

Office Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Additional Details
Last Updated: over 2 years ago
Contact Number: (517) 337-0634
Is this property currently leasing units?
Yes. There are 2 available units at this property.
How many units are move-in ready in the next 2 months?
This property has 2 units vacant and ready for immediate occupancy.
What's the square footage of the available units?
The available units range from 650 to 900 square feet.
Does this property allow cats or dogs?
The property manager did not submit a pet policy with this listing.
How many bedrooms are in the available units?
There are 1 and 2 bedroom units available.
How many bathrooms are in the available units?
There are 1 and 2 bathroom units available.
What's the monthly rent at this property?
Rent on available units ranges from $850 to $950. Arbor Forest Apartments has 2 bedroom units available starting at $950 and 1 bedroom units available starting at $850.
Where is this property located?
This property is at 1185 Palmer Lane in East Lansing, MI. It's 1.2 miles southwest from the center of East Lansing.
By Sandipta Haldar, March 17, 2018
This is a great place to live!!! The apartment looks and feels brand new, the manager and maintenance are very attentive, there is hardly any noise heard through the walls. Overall, I'd say it's ideal for graduate students or for raising a family as it has a nice, homely vibe.

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By Fang Wang, March 16, 2018
We moved out recently (December 2017) but the only reason was that we need 3 br unit but Arbor Forest only have 1 or 2 br units. This place was a home to us. The community is nice and clean, and the manager Debi Robinson and other staff were like family and friends. The rent is reasonable considering the location, laundry, swimming pool and club house. Overall it's a lovely place with wonderful management.

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By Deb Robinson, March 13, 2018
Just a little clarification on these reviews. I have managed Arbor Forest now for 15 years, and want to make it clear that not everyone who posts a review is or has been an actual resident of our awesome complex! The entries here by Andrew Myrick, Osama Shatawi, Leonard Ling and Greg Kororin are either fake or mistakenly placed on the Arbor Forest reviews because NONE of these individuals have ever held a lease with us during my management time. Please use caution when relying on reviews for us and other properties because they may or may not be actual representations of living experiences.

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By Hussam Hikmat, April 27, 2017
Very nice place, I really like it. even it is close to the realway, train track and trian station but the noise does not matter for me ( it depend on you if you much care about the noise or not)

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By Hussam Hikmat Jabbar, April 27, 2017
Very nice place, I really like it. even it is close to the realway, train track and trian station but the noise does not matter for me ( it depend on you if you much care about the noise or not)

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By Lisa Meints, April 14, 2017
I have never had any problems. Management/maintenance is pleasant and consistent. Rent is cheap considering the proximity to campus and it's convenient that there are laundry facilities located in each building and laundry and heat and water are free. Laundry machines are new HE so you can get laundry done reasonably fast even though the machines are shared. There is also a storage closet in the basement available for each unit. Also closets in unit provide lots of storage space. Electric is super cheap (as long as you're not running AC) since the laundry is shared in the building. One complaint I have is that the AC is not central air, it's a wall unit, but it is liveable considering all of the other benefits. Another minor complaint is the dishwasher is really small but I make work. Kitchen is a little small but it's adequate. All appliances work well. Pet rent is also super cheap, only $10 a month to add my cat to the lease. You can however have only one cat, dogs are not allowed, but that can also be a benefit if you're like me and like the quiet to study. Plus you are allowed to have other small pets (bird, fish, etc.) and don't have to add to your lease. There are students living here, some couples, families, young professionals, senior citizens, etc. It varies a little depending what building you live in. A pretty good mix and generally very quiet. I feel safe here and as added security the buildings are key access so you have to unlock the building to get to your unit. Mail in each building, nice scenic court yard to sit or walk around in. Outdoor pool. There are also car ports available for additional $10 a month, and free trash. I believe there might also be a gym where you get a discount. Internet/cable are not included but it is not that expensive to purchase separately, especially if you're like me and you just need internet, no cable. Overall, I like it very much and will likely live here as long as I'm living in East Lansing. I also like that management/maintenance respects resident privacy, they don't come in your unit without first notifying you. I never have problems with them not locking the door when they do have to come for routine maintenance while I'm at work either. They also left some toiletries/shower curtain after they cleaned up when I was moving in which makes life easier when you're still unpacking. Maintenance will also bring heavy boxes up to my apartment if I have something shipped like furniture etc. that I can't move by myself which I really appreciate.

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By Amal Abdul-Hafez, January 31, 2017
Great for family living. Good space inside and great maintenance. Manager on site is friendly and helpful. Rent is very reasonable considering the location including heat and laundry.

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By Jason Chapman, December 09, 2016
Wonderful Management

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By 魏健裕, June 02, 2015
Nice building for living.

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By Megha Upadhyay, September 29, 2014
It's was a awesome locality to live,loved the place.was the best home for our family :)

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Rent Report

Rent comparisons between Arbor Forest Apartments and the average East Lansing apartment by bedroom:

Arbor Forest Apartments is asking 12% less than the average 2 bedroom apartment in East Lansing.

If you upsized to an average priced East Lansing 3 bedroom apartment, you would pay 22% more per month.

If you downsized to an average priced East Lansing 1 bedroom apartment, you would pay 22% less per month.

Arbor Forest Apartments provides 3% less square footage than the average East Lansing 2 bedroom apartment.

Monthly Rent Rent per Sq. Ft. Suggested
Monthly Income
Arbor Forest Apartments
2BR $950 $1.10 $2,850
East Lansing Average
Studio $971 $2.20 $2,913
1BR $888 $1.30 $2,665
2BR $1,082 $1.20 $3,246
3BR $1,385 $1.20 $4,155
4BR $2,643 $1.90 $7,930

Availability in East Lansing

In order to find the best deal, you need to know what types of units are available. Property managers may be willing to give concessions if they have many vacant units.

There are currently 124 2BR units on the market in East Lansing. If you're looking to negotiate, this may be your best option.

Available Units in East Lansing
Studio 18
1BR 87
2BR 124
3BR 41
4BR 53
To comfortably afford an apartment, we recommend having at least three times your monthy rent in gross household income.
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