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Eight Thirty Water Tower offers the best of Big Rapids at your doorstep. We are located near an array of unique restaurants and shops, along with all the entertainment options of Big Rapids. We're also walking distance from Ferris State University, making it easy for you to get to class. Contact us to schedule a tour to see for yourself!

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Modern Living at its Best

Perfect for college students, young professionals, and trendsetters, Eight Thirty Water Tower offers upscale, fairly priced apartments for rent. Our community’s features and amenities highlight the finest qualities of both off campus and professional living, because when everything is offered, it takes less effort to live, work, and play your way!


The Amenities

Eight Thirty Water Tower takes the professional lifestyle, with elements both of work and play, and transplants it in a housing community just steps from Ferris State University and downtown Big Rapids. Designated study rooms provide quiet spaces for school or work, available furnished units ensure a comfortable living environment, and a clubroom, complete with billiards, offers an ideal social setting.

  • Brand New Apartment Community 
  • Furnished Apartments 
  • Full Size Memory Foam Mattresses 
  • 55” Smart 4K Living Room TV 
  • Individual Lease Options 
  • High-Speed WiFi Included 
  • Water & Trash Included 
  • Energy Efficient Appliances 
  • In-Unit Full Size Washer & Dryers 
  • Individually Keyed Bedrooms 
  • Patios & Balconies
  • Walking Distance to Ferris State University 
  • Conveniently located near Shopping 
  • Clubhouse with Pool Table 
  • Cyber Cafe w//Printing 
  • Private Study Room 
  • Digital Media & Editing Room 
  • Private Study Rooms 
  • 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance 
  • On-Site Management Team 
  • Onsite Parking 
Floor Plans

Spacious Floor Plans

One look inside these modern apartments and it’s easy to see that Eight Thirty Water Tower stands out from other off-campus housing in Big Rapids, MI. Designed to fit the way tenants live today, these 1-, 2-, and 4-bedroom floor plans provide room for all your favorite activities.



We've set up a quick and easy way for you to pay your rent online so you can focus on the more important and fun things in life. Visit our Resident Portal and pay rent with a simple click of the button.

Pet Policy:

  • -Under 60 pounds
  • -Some restricted breeds
  • -Up to date on all vacations
  • -$300 Non-Refundable Fee
  • -$30 monthly pet fee


  • -Admin Fee - $275
  • -Application Fee - $25
  • -Late Payments - $50
  • -Return Check - $35
  • -Lock Out - $75
  • -Lost Key - $25


Deposits are dependent on rental qualifications.

Peak Protection

Our residents will be required to have liability insurance coverage. Residents can choose to enroll in our Peak Protection Plan or choose liability coverage from a self-purchased policy with the company of their choice.

Peak Protection Brochure for Residents

Peak Protection Insurance for Residents

Other Resident Links

Final Account Statement Smart Form

Peak FAQ

Resident Login

Student Housing Near Ferris State University

All you need to know about our Student Housing

Parents are very important to us too! We know you want to be connected with your son or daughter but want to give them their space. Throughout the year, we host events and opportunities to stay in touch without imposing on them. We will even check on them if they haven’t been in touch lately…your peace of mind is important to us!


See All Big Rapids Offers

Located close to both Ferris University and downtown Big Rapids, Eight Thirty Water Tower is only a quick walk, ride, or drive from areas such as Hemlock Park and Southland Shopping Center. Nearby grocery stores include ALDI and Walmart Supercenter, while options for coffee (Starbucks), quick meals (McDonald's), and entertainment (AMC Classic Big Rapids 4) are just minutes away.


Contact Us About Our Big Rapids Apartments

Feel free to contact us by phone or send us a note using the form below. You can also just drop by the leasing office for apartments for rent in Big Rapids, MI; we'd be delighted to give you a tour. We look forward to hearing from you.



(231) 598-4321

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 10AM - 7PM
Saturday: 10AM - 5PM
Sunday: Closed