Wayland would probably have remained a sleepy backwater if it hadn’t been strategically placed between two larger towns, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. Before 1850, there was no direct route between the two cities, but in 1855 a road of thick-sawn wooden planks was built, running right through Chamber’s Corners. The busy toll road made the little village a natural stopping place for people making the trip between the two cities and the town began growing in response, creating businesses to serve the constant stream of visitors and new industries taking advantage of the easy access to Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.
Today, Wayland is looking forward to a bright future with new businesses and industries opening their doors. Certainly the largest impact has been the Gun Lake Casino, owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, providing jobs for many people in Wayland and continued growth. We are confident that you will find Walnut Lane Apartments every bit as endearing as the town its located in. We pay for heat, water, sewage, and trash removal. We have spacious closets and bathroom areas, and on-site laundry facilities. Great management and maintenance staff. We take pride in our communication between residents and staff. We provide a monthly newsletter filled with exciting news and events. Barrier free apartments on site. Rent based on income.