Do I need an appointment? Do you take walk-ins?
No appointment is necessary to tour our community; however, it is always appreciated if you call ahead to make sure we are available to provide adequate time for you to tour and ask questions. Please arrive no later than one half hour prior to closing if you would like to tour the property. Everyone over 18 must have a valid photo ID to tour the community.
Why do your prices have ranges?
Our apartment homes are priced individually based on the amenities and features.
What is the application fee and is it refundable?
Application fees are $50 per person 18 and older occupying the apartment. You may pay these online by credit card, or in our office with a cashier’s check. All application fees are nonrefundable.
How do I apply?
You can apply online by finding the "Floor Plans" button on the left-hand side of the main menu on our property website, or click HERE to apply now.
Which utilities do I pay?
Residents are responsible for trash ($5 flat rate), cable/internet, gas, and electric bills. Gas usage is billed to your apartment rental ledger. Residents will contact the Board of Light and Power (BLP) to obtain electric service and will be billed directly from the BLP.
What is the security deposit?
Security deposits will vary depending on qualifying criteria. Standard security deposits start at $600 and go up to 1.5x the monthly rent.
When is my rent payment due? What day of the month am I liable for a late charge?
Rent is always due on the first and a $75 late fee is assessed on the 6th of every month (even on weekends and holidays).
How can I pay my rent?
You can pay rent by setting up your online account on our website. This allows you to use a bank account (no fee) or credit card (with fee) to make payments.
What kind of pets do you allow? How many pets may I have?
At Woodland Ridge Apartments, we welcome up to 2 pets, cats or dogs are allowed. Any number of pets living in the apartment will then require a one-time, nonrefundable $350 pet fee per pet. Monthly pet rent is $50 per dog and $50 per cat. Dogs have a one time DNA registration fee of $60. Breed restrictions apply, please contact the office. Read more about our pet policy HERE.
If I get a job transfer, can I break the lease?
Yes, if the lease buy-out fee has been paid. A 60-day notice is required before vacating your apartment, and the lease buy-out fee is based on the rent amount. Please make sure that you reference your signed lease agreement and confirm policies with your Property Manager as there could be unique circumstances.
If I am part of the military and receive deployment or reassignment orders, can I break the lease?
Yes, service members can break their lease without penalty in certain circumstances through the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Please contact the property manager as soon as possible in this situation. You will need to provide written notice and a copy of your military orders.
How can I refer a friend?
If you love our apartments and want to refer a friend, please let our office know! We offer resident referral programs throughout the year and would love for your friends and family to join our community.
If something needs to be repaired in my apartment, how do I report it?
You may call the office, send an e-mail, or leave a message. You may also submit work orders online if you are enrolled in our online services.
There is a person who might be staying with me for a while, is that permitted by the lease?
Yes, if someone is temporarily staying with you, please let the office know so we can accommodate for parking. If someone is permanently moving in, or staying longer than 7 days, they will need to fill out an application to be added to your lease agreement.
I will be moving out. What do I need to do?
We require a 60-day written notice, which you are responsible for, prior to move-out. If you need to move-out at the end of your lease term, please remember to come in 60 days prior to the lease expiring to provide your written notice.
Do you have cable/Internet services?
Yes, Charter Communications and AT&T are our community cable and Internet providers.
Can I grill on the property?
You are allowed to use gas grills on the property. We also provide a gas grill at our clubhouse and charcoal grills near the picnic area.
I am locked out of my apartment/garage. What do I do?
If you are locked out during business hours, you can come to the office to be let back in your apartment or garage. Please do not call emergency maintenance. You must call a locksmith if you are locked out after normal business hours.
I have lost my apartment and/or mailbox keys. What do I do?
If you have lost your keys, you may have new keys made at our office during business hours for a small fee.
Tucked into the North Ottawa Dunes Preserve, Woodland Ridge Apartments are a naturalists dream!- Anonymous
My husband and I moved here about 9 months ago and are really enjoying it here!- Anonymous
We love Woodland Ridge. Our pup especially loves the Bark Park!- Anonymous
My wife and I love to relax by the pool in Summer. Highly recommend!- Anonymous
We enjoy having laundry machines in our apartment and we also love our balcony. The location is amazing - I can hike on Michigan dunes!- Anonymous
Love living here! The office workers are a great team and work hard at their jobs. We have lived here almost a year and have not had any issues.- Anonymous
I love living here because it feels like home!- Anonymous
Awesome place to live. Amazing people in the office. Maintenance is right here if and when you need them!- Anonymous
So glad we can call this place "home". The staff is amazing, the grounds are beautiful, and so are the apartments themselves.- Anonymous
I am going on 2 years at Woodland Ridge. I love the location!- Anonymous