Housing FAQs

It’s not unusual to have questions about housing. Make sure all of yours are answered before you make a commitment.

Where do Kendall students live?

Most Kendall students choose to live in the Lofts @ 5 Lyon building just a block away, or within walking distance (10-20 minutes) of the college in an area called Heritage Hill.

What are The Lofts @ 5 Lyon?

The Lofts @ 5 Lyon is an artfully restored building in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids; just a block from Kendall, offering studio, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments furnished with funky contemporary furnishings. These apartments are available exclusively to college students. The Lofts @ 5 Lyon offer all the benefits of a dorm: a community of like-minded students with similar goals and interests, without the institutional surroundings and fare that residence hall living brings to mind.

What is Heritage Hill?

Heritage Hill is a vital historic neighborhood, one of the largest in the country, located just east of our downtown campus. The houses there date from 1848 and represent more than 60 architectural styles, including two prairie-style homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Today, the population of the Hill is amazingly diverse: professionals; crafts and trades people; artisans and students; singles and families; renters and homeowners. People of all colors, backgrounds, and incomes call "The Hill" home. It's the unique blend of these two elements--people and place--that make Heritage Hill a unique community.

Are there other housing resources?

The Other Housing Resources page provides you with other resources for finding housing options in Grand Rapids as well as offering a link to the KCAD Housing Group on Facebook.

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