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Black Lake Apartments

1900 Black Lake Blvd Sw, Olympia, WA 98512
32%
96
Reviews
32%
Apartment Rating
50%
City Average
03/08/14
Resident

The people in the office are rude. When you complain they eventually get to the issue but it is not soon enough considering what the rent is. Some residents have their dogs off the leash and let their dogs poo without… Full Review ▶

06/09/13
Resident

We have been living at Black Lake Apartments for the past 9 month in complete happiness. It is close the best of everything. We have lived in the Olympia area for the last 5 years and I believe there is not… Full Review ▶

04/24/13
Resident

They should call it Black Mold Apartments. The mold was really bad, a constant battle, and made my family sick. They got a new manager, and she was nice, but the one who actually rented to us was rude if we… Full Review ▶

08/07/12
Resident

Do not move here there is a serious MOLD problem investco (or whatever there new name is now) are not properly fixing the problems!!! I have personally turned them in to the health department!!! Me and my children used to wake… Full Review ▶

03/13/12
Resident

These people asked us for a 1000 dollar deposit for an apartment that had a carpet that had piss stains all over the place, was hard, smelled and looked horrible. They asked us for a 1000 dollar deposit because we were… Full Review ▶

02/15/12
Resident

New management helpful in resolving past issues Full Review ▶

10/22/11
Resident

The new management is rude and unprofessional. I left a few months ago and was told that I was going to be taken to collections without any explanation despite all my bills being paid long before they were due. I've been… Full Review ▶

09/06/11
Resident

At first when we moved in everything was great! The staff was really friendly and we loved the apartment! Then as time went on our neighbors were extremely loud and we complained many time about them and nothing changed. Finally, we… Full Review ▶

07/02/11
Prospective Resident

its an ok place to live. close to the freeway. good maintenance staff. every place has their issues i guess. Full Review ▶

06/24/11
Resident

I have lived here for 22 months. We have had 8 plumbing leaks that required breaking into the walls. It then takes several weeks for the sheet rock guy to show up, then a week or so later, they show up… Full Review ▶

05/11/11
Resident

This is the worst apartment complex I have ever lived in. Management here is a joke. Who's the manager anyways? I dunno, it changes every week. Let me just give you the major highlights of our time here: 1. Had both… Full Review ▶

05/11/11
Resident

Another GREAT experience with Invesco Properties !! I am a new transplant to the Olympia area & chose Black Lake Apartments based on my history with the management company and staff. Friendly, patient (i changed me mind alot !! ) attentive....cant… Full Review ▶

05/09/11
Resident

I have been here since 2009, and never had a issue... Until the current management came. They didn't even give notice that they had a whole new management team. Since I have been here my apartment has flooded twice (I live… Full Review ▶

04/19/11
Resident

yes, there's 2 pools and a hot tub. yes, one of the pools and the hot tub are indoors. it looks nice on the outside. the walls are very thin. i can hear my next door neighbors' baby crying and often… Full Review ▶

04/16/11
Resident

I am young, but this is the worst place I have EVER lived. First, the first night we were here, our upstairs neighbors fought at 3 am, we have a baby and a dog that whines at noise like that (I… Full Review ▶

03/25/11
Resident

We have been here for since Oct. of '07. We have had our issues and they seem to have only gotten worse. To start we have seem 5 different managers in the time we've been here. The staff are incompetant and… Full Review ▶

02/15/11
Resident

DONT RENT HERE UNLESS YOU LOVE MOLD AND YOUR CHILD BEING SICK ALL THE TIME..LEAKS LIKE NO OTHER AND THE INDOOR POOL HAS SO MUCH CHLORINE YOU CANT EVEN BREATH....SAVE YOUR MONEY Full Review ▶

02/15/11
Resident

I moved into Black Lake hoping it would be nice. The girls in the office were awesome. The guy was a little flirty and tried to hit on me several times until I brought my husband in with me. It did… Full Review ▶

11/29/10
Resident

Black Lake is not exceptional but does provide a basic depressing residential experience. Be wary of the bait-and-switch leasing tactic here. Very important: make sure to view the apartment you will rent, not a model or something similar. Maintenance team, though… Full Review ▶

11/07/10
Resident

black lake apt where ok apartments. I had on of the luxury one bedroom and i LOVED the patio space, it was nice size. The apt was size was great but there was mold. Parking was terrible, if you are not… Full Review ▶

05/30/10
Resident

When I 1st moved in things seemed pretty good and I had put up a good post about the place. My opinion has changed and so is my post. I have lived here for almost a year and in the last… Full Review ▶

05/22/10
Resident

I have lived here for 2 years and love it. I go into the office frequenctly to visit with the staff and they are wonderful (especially rose) She has helped me with any concerns or questions. When I put in maintenance… Full Review ▶

04/16/10
Resident

i have lived here for 6 months and the parking is a nightmare, the management is horrible. i have placed many work orders for my washer to be repaired and it still has not been repaired i now have take my… Full Review ▶

04/15/10
Resident

IF YOU WANT YOUR DEPOSIT BACK DONT RENT HERE IF YOU LIKE WATER RENT HERE THIS PLACE HAS SO MANY LEAKS AND THE GARBAGE SITUATION IS A NIGHTMARE. Full Review ▶

12/11/09
Resident

I moved in here in January of 2009. Im not sure what all the fuss is about. Everyone needs to understand that this is an apartment you live in. You are going to hear people and have problems. Ive had a… Full Review ▶

12/03/09
Prospective Resident

I had looked over the property and was well aware of the concerns regarding some of the Tenant units and thier need for repair. It is to my understanding after speaking to the on site manager that she plans on addressing… Full Review ▶

12/03/09
Resident

I have been reading these reviews for years, and I'm guessing that some of you have just moved out from mommy and daddy's place and think that everything is going to be as it was when you lived at home. NOT… Full Review ▶

11/10/09
Resident

Besides the management staff being absolutely incompetant. You can love all your lousy neighbors that will complain about every little thing you do. You can count on mold and an extremely soggy yard. The plumbing sucks as well we lived here… Full Review ▶

11/06/09
Resident

I have rented at Black Lake for many years. The complaints I see listed are common problems in all apartment communities. If you don't want to hear your neighbors, get a house. I have dealt with a leak and it was… Full Review ▶

11/03/09
Resident

I have spent time reading the posts and I do not agree. I have lived here for over a year. I will admit that I have had a leak in my apartment as well but I think the manager and maintenance… Full Review ▶

10/22/09
Resident

I wish I had gotten on here before I moved in here, it's all so true. I've had my apartment flooded twice by their faulty plumbing and who has to cover the damage to my things? my renters insurance, so for… Full Review ▶

09/17/09
Resident

These apartments were put together with cheap material causing pipes to break and flood out your apartment. management does nest to nothing to help. parking is a joke. theres broken down cars that havent moved since the place was built. when… Full Review ▶

08/12/09
Resident

If you enjoy people urinating or vomiting under your bedroom window, this is the right place for you. Whenever someone closes a door, your walls and furniture are shaking!You complain to management about neighbors partying, they don't care. Never mind if… Full Review ▶

08/06/09
Resident

I lived here for just over 6 months and trust me, they are nothing special. First, the materials they used to build the apartments are ridiculously cheap and the layout is terrible. I got chlostrophobic in the tight little space. They… Full Review ▶

07/11/09
Resident

For the short while that I have been here, not even a year, I have had 3 leaks in my apartment, 3! and one of them flooded over half of my belongings! Naturally I thought the management staff would compensate me… Full Review ▶

06/15/09
Resident

I live above two apartments with mentally and physically handicap individuals. Normally this would be no problem, however they scream all through the night and day. Loud enough that ear plugs and a fan at night cannot drown out the sound.… Full Review ▶

05/04/09
Resident

Although the complex has nice features like washer and dryer in unit, big floor plans and big open green spaces the office staff is a nightmare to deal with! Parking is terrible in the back of the complex. Mold is a… Full Review ▶

03/24/09
Resident

This place is rediclous...I have lived here almost a year and i can't wait to get out of here...It is so loud,people let there dogs do there busness anywhere and everywhere and don't pick it up,the ladys in the office are… Full Review ▶

03/07/09
Resident

I recently moved out and now realize what terrible apartments these really are. Granted, apartments are not generally known to be quiet retreats, but this place is crazy! The amount of unruly children and teenagers stomping and yelling at all hours… Full Review ▶

03/05/09
Resident

I lived here a couple years ago, but after renting from somewhere else I now realize I was screwed over more than I thought. The Deposit was around $700. The apartments kept the complete deposit, plus we were charged for cleaning… Full Review ▶

02/26/09
Resident

You can call and complain all you want, the apartment management will call and tell you they give people a 10 day notice, out neighbors have been on a ten day notice for the last nine months. Doesn't matter if they… Full Review ▶

01/29/09
Resident

We lived on the ground floor a herd of elephants lived above us, no one could keep the quiet. The upstairs people had dogs and cats, we got their fleas and had to have our apartment fumigated. Their kid continually threw… Full Review ▶

09/11/08
Resident

I have lived here for 3 years and love it. I go into the office frequenctly to visit with the staff and they are wondeful (especially Sonja) She has helped with me with any concerns or questions. When I put in… Full Review ▶

08/15/08
Resident

at first there wasn t too much to complain about but eventually we realized there was mold growing in every corner and we could hear neighbors cellphones vibrate. the office staff was constantly changing and never all too friendly and as… Full Review ▶

08/04/08
Resident

Do NOT rent here. This place has a terrible mold problem and construction issues. No matter how much I clean with bleach, I can t get rid of the mold. My electrical outlets do not work properly. I can hear all… Full Review ▶

07/23/08
Resident

I've been living here for about five years now and it has gotten worse and worse! This complex has been undergoing a bunch of revamps in the past year or so, presumably to dupe people into renting here. The problem is… Full Review ▶

07/22/08
Resident

We only lived there for 6 months and not only did they take our entire deposit, they charged us ANOTHER $250 for "paint". On top of everything, our car was stolen from the parking spot right in front of our master… Full Review ▶

06/02/08
Resident

Not only are the deposits incredibly high and the rent too high for the space and quality of the apartments, but the noise level is hard to live with. I've lived in apartments before and can adjust to some noise, but… Full Review ▶

06/01/08
Resident

I lived here for over a couple of years, and wish I had not been in such a rush...The mold is a real problem here as is the parking....Probably my BIGGEST issue was the noise level....There is virtually no insulation between… Full Review ▶

05/27/08
Resident

Horrible apartments. Overpriced, and ill-managed. Too many staff changes to get a straight answer from anyone. It makes you wonder why they are constantly changing office staff, and managers. The new manager since Amy left is extremely rude. Noise is ridiculous.… Full Review ▶

05/15/08
Resident

my grandma has lived at Black Lake for 3 years and we have seen a lot of turnover in the rental office but this new staff is the best. The manager listens and talks to people with respect. My grandma's rent… Full Review ▶

02/19/08
Resident

Had several things break in my apt, (stove, dryer, faucet) and each time it took the maintenance guy more than a week to fix. My dryer broke on a Friday, he didn't come out until Tuesday, then had to order a… Full Review ▶

12/24/07
Resident

there are far better places to live in West Olympia for your money. From the beginning there was a horrible smell in our kitchen which turned out to be a dead hampster in between the cupboard and the wall. none of… Full Review ▶

08/22/07
Resident

There is a huge mold problem in this complex. I know people who all had mold problems and lived in different buildings in the complex. I have mold in my apartment. Black mold growing on the walls. I asked the office… Full Review ▶

07/19/07
Resident

I lived at BL for a year and a half in 2 different apartments. The first one a 2bdrm 1 bath, was nice...large grassy area out back, then needed more space and moved into a 3/2 apartment in the same complex.… Full Review ▶

03/04/07
Resident

I am happy to say that my lease is up at the end of March. When I first moved here it was great, they were pretty good about getting the information on the lease right (after calling me back in a… Full Review ▶

03/02/07
Resident

Would you like to say GHETTO!!!! From cars being stollen to people with guns and drug deals going on in front of you this ghetto apartment has it all. The management is a bunch of stuck up women who have nothing… Full Review ▶

02/26/07
Resident

We have been here since May of 2005, and liked the fact that the 1BD apts have W/D in the unit and ours had a huge bathroom. We took an apt by the highway, we don't mind the rush sound of… Full Review ▶

11/15/06
Resident

Completely inadequate parking - You'll end up parking far away from the apartment. Obnoxious grounds maintenance noises at early hours. There's a huge and extremely noisy lumber yard behind many apartments which is not disclosed to you before you start renting.… Full Review ▶

11/15/06
Resident

I've been in this apartment complex for about two years or so now. When I first arrived I didn't think it was that bad... at least not on the inside of the buildings. The exterior is pretty dirty, though on that… Full Review ▶

08/06/06
Resident

My daughter and I lived at Black Lake for 4 years and wouldn't go back. Parking, to say the least, sucks. According to the management of the time they didn't have enough parking spaces to accomodate 1 per apartment. I paid… Full Review ▶

06/13/06
Resident

When we moved in, the carpet was stained and smelly. The landlord was shocked but didn't do anything about it. We have had trouble getting things fixed. All of our neighbors have been evicted during the two years we've lived here,… Full Review ▶

05/18/06
Resident

It seemed like a good apartment; I was there for only 1 month. The staff was amazingly helpful. The outside leaves something to be desired however. There was bird poop on my covered outside stairs that was who knows how long.The… Full Review ▶

05/06/06
Resident

My husband and I looked at an apartment at Black Lake. The apartment looked Ok, except there was this HUGE and I mean HUGE rust stain smack dab in the middle of the living room carpet. VERY NOTICABLE, definate eye sore.(Looked… Full Review ▶

01/19/06
Resident

I was recently looking for an apartment and found Black Lake. When I went into the rental office the women were kind and informative. Not only did they find me the perfect apartment they made my move easy. I came from… Full Review ▶

12/29/05
Resident

Well, if you ENJOY being able to tell what channel the downstairs neighbors are watching because you can hear it through the floor even at moderate levels... Living here was like living in a bubble. Besides the paper thin walls (and… Full Review ▶

07/10/05
Resident

I am moving into this apartment complex in 2 weeks. After finding this website I wrote to the property for answers regarding the comments made here. Please read and understand:
1. noise complaints  we usually give a warning telephone call the… Full Review ▶

05/14/05
Resident

I went with my girl friend to try and find an apartment here the other day and the people that we talked too did not care what we were saying. All they kept telling use was how wonderful it was. Even… Full Review ▶

05/02/05
Resident

I have lived here 5 years and it use to be a good place to live. HOWEVER, they have changed the management, nothing gets repaired in a timely manner, if it even gets repaired! It is noisy and the management will… Full Review ▶

04/12/05
Resident

Black Lake has gone through some seriouse changes recently and I think they are for the better. I enjoy living here and will deffinatly renew my lease. They also have a new property manager who I was able to meet due… Full Review ▶

01/04/05
Resident

I love it here. I would recomend anybody to move in here. the price is reasonable and you got to love hte pet policy. Full Review ▶

11/26/04
Resident

GARBAGE EVERYWHERE, DUMPSTERS ALWAYS FULL! NOT A PLACE I WILL EVER WANT TO CALL MY HOME, I DON'T EVEN WANT MY FRIENDS TO KNOW WHERE I LIVE!! Full Review ▶

10/23/04
Resident

When I first moved to Black Lake Apartments in 2002 it was great. The office staff helped my husband and I get into a spacious 3 bedroom apartment. They were very helpful. I have lived here now for over 2 years.… Full Review ▶

08/03/04
Resident

Please think twice before moving here? Nothing but problems, maintnance,noise,and bad management! They will be your best friend until your locked into a lease! I lived here for less than a year and I am glad I am out of this… Full Review ▶

07/02/04
Resident

I lived here with my late husband, who died in my apartment (# D7)he shot himself, after trying to shoot me.

I was devistated. A week after my husband's funeral they sent me a bill for $6000.00 to clean my… Full Review ▶

06/08/04
Resident

Management's philosophy is to make a quick buck, that's all. Everything else follows from it. Poor buildings, bad appliances, shoddy construction, bad ethics, unresponsive at most times. The business manager who sits in the rental office always has a defensive attitude.… Full Review ▶

03/18/04
Resident

I lived at Black Lake Apts.for over 2 years.
My first year was hell with the Lumberman´s
yard waking me up every morning with loud PA
and forklift, and dropping lumber as early as 6 a.m.
Lara and her staff used… Full Review ▶

03/07/04
Resident

I have lived here twice and my only draw was the pet acceptance. Between then deposit, the pet deposit the rent, the utiltites, and all the other incidental charges, you leave with oweing them your first born. The windows leak, I… Full Review ▶

12/30/03
Resident

The noise is ridiculous, the walls are paper thin, music is loud and bumping all the time, a lot of partyin goes on,etc. If you are in school or work before 11:00 am, good luck getting to bed early, sleeping, and… Full Review ▶

09/29/03
Resident

I lived at Black Lake Apartments for over a year. This apartment complex is fantastic. They have a great indoor pool and hot tub. The ladies in the office were always helpful and nice. I recommend this apartment complex. Full Review ▶

09/02/03
Resident

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08/25/03
Resident

Before you consider moving anywhere call Thurston county non-profit tennants union. they will give you the truth about this place and many others.
(360)943-3036 leave them a brief message about the places you are interestd in and they will give you… Full Review ▶

07/29/03
Resident

I have live at Black Lake Apartments for over five years, it has been a great place to live and raise my children. The management is quick to resolve resident problems and maintenance gets done in a timely fashon. The last… Full Review ▶

07/24/03
Resident

My upstairs neighbors accidentally fell through the ceiling! Right near the front door, the floor in their apartment was sagging. they had called maintenace, who "inspected" it and said it was sound. 2 days later, one of them came home from… Full Review ▶

03/18/03
Resident

I lived there for 2 years and in that two years they never fixed anything correctly. When the earthquack happened I asked them to look at the windows and other cracks and was told it wasn´t the earthquack but my children… Full Review ▶

03/09/03
Resident

You can hear your neighbors talk, walk, flush, shut doors,cough, sneeze, snore, and best of all -- "sleep together". There is no peace and no piece of mind when you live here. I plan to write more when my lease is… Full Review ▶

03/02/03
Resident

The management is very unfriendly. When asked to fix something in the apartment, they may get to you in 3-5 days. When they do fix the problems it is always the tenants fault. Every apartment has economy toilets therefore you either… Full Review ▶

01/26/03
Resident

Stay Away!!

Upon moving out of the Black Lake Apartments (BLA), they kept my deposit and charged an additional $560. They sent me a nasty letter about the $560 before they even sent me a bill, so at the time… Full Review ▶

11/05/02
Resident

I lived there for one year. I found the location great as it is near my school.

The office staff seemed a little stuffy at first but I rented there anyways.

My dishwasher leaked and they didn´t care to… Full Review ▶

10/03/02
Resident

I did not enjoy living there. The bedrooms are really small and very thin walls.
You wake up if the person that lives below you goes to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

The complex is over run… Full Review ▶

08/10/02
Resident

This was my first home after relocating to Olympia. For the most part, i like these apartments, but i will list both pros and cons:

Negative points (for us): the side we are on is right next to the freeway… Full Review ▶

07/10/02
Resident

I lived in these apartments for a year, before my family and I could not stand the noise any longer. When the child upstairs would bounce his ball, it would sound like he was dropping a bowling ball. We were told… Full Review ▶

05/19/02
Resident

I have read the previous reviews and I don´t have the complaints they do. I have not had any problems with the staff and I find it a very pleasant place to live. Sure I can hear when the neighbors have… Full Review ▶

05/15/02
Resident

I recently moved into these apartments. The inside of them is nice, the rent wouldn´t be to expensive if they paid for more thanjust the garbage(which is only $30, every 3 mo). For me and my roommate, these apartments fit our… Full Review ▶

10/06/01
Resident

The apartments here are extremely over priced compared to other apartment complexes around this area. The only thing they pay for is garbage. You have to pay water, sewer and electricity. The club house area is ok, but the office people… Full Review ▶

09/18/01
Resident

Living at Black Lake was a very expensive mistake, I would not live in this apartment again under any circumstances. Aside from the daily annoyances of living in poor quality buildings (i.e. I could hear when my neighbors were dialing up… Full Review ▶

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