Eight Thirty

Water Tower

Eight Thirty Water Tower offers the best of Big Rapids, Michigan at your doorstep. Located within walking distance to Ferris State University, and close to a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment, it offers the perfect combo of school, work and fun in a modern environment. Contact us to schedule a tour to see for yourself!

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Modern Living at its Best

Perfect for the college student or young professional, Eight Thirty Water Tower offers upscale, fairly-priced rental apartments. Our community’s features and amenities provide an elevated experience for off-campus and professional living, because when everything is offered, you can live, work and play your way!


School life + Work Life + Social Life

Eight Thirty Water Tower combines elements of work and play in a 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 pool table, 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 
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Spacious Interiors

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


Convenience for you

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 vaccinations
  • -$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.

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Stay Connected

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!


"You'll Love it Here!" – Big Rapids

Located close to both Ferris University and downtown attractions, Eight Thirty Water Tower is just a quick walk, ride or drive from 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.


Let's Get Started

Call, send a note (with the form below), or just drop by the leasing office! We'd be delighted to give you a tour! Look forward to hearing from you.


(231) 598-4092

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 10AM - 6PM
Saturday: 12PM - 4PM
Sunday: Closed