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Drake Apartments

2220 97th St S, Tacoma, WA 98444
2220 97th St S, Tacoma, WA 98444

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ikeman55 • Resident 2000 - 2016 Recommended

Updated 10/30/2016

Reviewed 10/30/2016

The Drake a good place to Live,You do have to put up with a few disrespectful Tenants. Usually they are evicted Once the Manager receive multiple Complaints. I've had my hand in under a two Dozen evictions Annoyances are Loud Music from Cars, prohibited Soccer Ball… See More
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jose1958 • Resident 2012 - 2016 Not Recommended

Updated 09/14/2016

Reviewed 09/14/2016

This Apartment Complex is THE WORST !!! If you are looking for a safe place to live please unless you have no where else to stay avoid this place. You have Gang members who come over at night and spray paint on the walls of the… See More
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Resident 2012 - 2016 Not Recommended

Updated 07/16/2016

Reviewed 07/16/2016

THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST PLACES EVER TO LIVE. IF YOU CAN FIND ANOTHER APARTMENT PLEASE DO SO. YOU HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO STAY IN THE WOODS NEXT TO THE COMPLEX AND THEY ARE ALWAYS RIDING BIKES, HANGING AROUND THE ENTRANCE AND DOING… See More
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Resident 2015 - 2016 Not Recommended

Updated 03/22/2016

Reviewed 03/22/2016

The people at the leasing office only take care of their own so don't bother complaining. Good luck if you live on the ground floor and even more luck if you think security will do anything to help you if the people above decides to throw… See More
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d.roberts • Resident 2012 - 2015 Not Recommended

Updated 01/22/2016

Reviewed 01/22/2016

This place was by far the most rotten apartment establishment I, and many of my other fellow tenants have ever lived. I am only giving one star because I have to give a rating. SEVEN apartment managers in three years, only one who actually cared, he… See More
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noel talavera • Prospective Resident Visited 2013 Not Recommended

Updated 05/27/2015

Reviewed 05/27/2015

My son got lock out of my apt and the manager said you need a parent to get the keys that is bull crap PLEASE DON'T MOVE IN THERE GO TO A DIFFERENT APARTMENT PLEASE See More
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Resident 2013 - 2014 Not Recommended

Updated 09/22/2014

Reviewed 09/22/2014

Though they are working to improve the overall look of the complex, the driveways look like they were just painted over with asphalt rather than actually fixed as there are many potholes that are just frustrating. The 'guest lot' is not secure as they say they… See More
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Resident 2010 - 2014 Not Recommended

Updated 08/04/2014

Reviewed 08/04/2014

I hate the neighbors here. All the kids around here a spoiled brats whose parents just make excesses for them. The Management does nothing, Security does nothing. The neighbors have no respect for anyone or anything.
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Resident 2013 - 2014 Not Recommended

Updated 07/08/2014

Reviewed 07/08/2014

If you want to know what Juarez Mexico feels like then the Drake apartments in Tacoma/lakewood are for you. This place is the perfect example of why there are laws against landlord doing as they wish. There is lack of maintenance if any. Spiders fleas and… See More
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guavarock • Resident 2014 Not Recommended

Updated 06/07/2014

Reviewed 06/07/2014

This apartment is the absolute, worst place I have ever lived in - and I've moved a lot. The tenants are extremely rude. God help you if you live on the bottom floor because you will NOT get any sleep. The walls are very thin and… See More
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Resident 2010 - 2014 Not Recommended

Updated 02/25/2014

Reviewed 02/25/2014

Since the german manager left last year in June things are going downhill here. That manager took care of the residents. Helped them with free food and made payment arrangement when we couldn't pay our rent on time. Lost my job and money got tight with… See More
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milaya24 • Resident 2011 Not Recommended

Updated 11/06/2011

Reviewed 11/06/2011

I've lived here for almost 2 years, hoping that things will change, but it went from bad to unlivable. The apartment is in horrible condition. Takes months to get maintenance to help w/anything. Ants are all over apartment, some ugly bugs are in bathroom year round.… See More
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Resident 2006 - 2011 Recommended

Updated 08/30/2011

Reviewed 08/30/2011

Love the staff and maintenance that manage the apartments. They were always professional and very responsive to any complaints or requests for maintenance. Parking is a problem but the management is working on the issue and has recently assigned parking permits to help limit the number… See More
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Resident 2003 - 2010 Not Recommended

Updated 10/20/2010

Reviewed 10/20/2010

the staff needs to be fired,not doing the job,the staff that works in the office are not following the rules and regulations: if u go to the office with a complaint, reply u can leave my office, or why dont u move,i will help u find… See More
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Resident 2009 - 2010 Recommended

Updated 03/31/2010

Reviewed 03/31/2010

I lived in the Drake Apts Blding W for the last 12 months. I moved up north to be with family. Any time I had a challenge with something in the apt they office staff were right on it. If a neighbor was dirty or load… See More
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Resident 2010 Recommended

Updated 03/06/2010

Reviewed 03/06/2010

I lived here for a while. The apartments are huge, have washer/dryer and they pay for water and garbage. Most places charge you for that. There is a new manager for a few months now. Was worried at first because the one before her was very… See More
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Resident 2008 - 2009 Recommended

Updated 09/19/2009

Reviewed 09/19/2009

I noticed the Drake back in '05 when I was living down the street at the Sandman 4 w/ no money. I wanted to live there because of all the spacious floor plans and large washer and dryer. Coming back from Iraq me and my husband… See More
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Resident 2007 - 2008 Not Recommended

Updated 07/28/2009

Reviewed 07/28/2009

I used to live there, the first time around I was very happy there, I had a one-bedroom apartment and I loved it. I had to relocate and moved out, when it was time to come back, I thought I'd go back to the Drake (since… See More
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Resident 2009 Not Recommended

Updated 06/15/2009

Reviewed 06/15/2009

I have lived in this apartment and from day one its been hell.. When you first move in you do a list of all the things that need to be fixed and not one thing was fixed on the list, including the fact i had holes… See More
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juri99 • Prospective Resident Visited 2008 Not Recommended

Updated 11/20/2008

Reviewed 11/20/2008

Este sitio es nasty, lo poco que se paga por renta , es la misma calidad de vida que recibes, yo no se lo recomiendo a nadie a menos que no puedas conseguir algo mejor que esta basura. See More
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rachelscot89 • Prospective Resident Visited 2008 Recommended

Updated 08/25/2008

Reviewed 08/25/2008

I lived on Laurel Gardens for a year, and let me tell you. This place is heaven compared to there. I love the staff. I have talked to the police and have found that they actually receive minimal calls from The Drake. My apartment is almost… See More
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Resident 2006 - 2007 Not Recommended

Updated 10/16/2007

Reviewed 10/16/2007

Had lived for 11 months. Monthly fee is very cheap, but it's so dirty and nasty place comparing to the other apartments. And there are no reserved parking spaces for each resident, so nobody know who park thier car right next my car. Oneday I found… See More
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Resident 2006 - 2007 Not Recommended

Updated 06/11/2007

Reviewed 06/11/2007

During 1 year of tenancy at Drake apartments I have had nothing but continual problems. Things get stolen off your patio, the neighbor children run around terrorizing neighbors and have no consequences to their actions. Try reporting it to the management, in fact try reporting anything… See More
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experiencedrenter83 • Resident 2005 - 2006 Not Recommended

Updated 05/09/2007

Reviewed 05/09/2007

I didn't know what I was getting into when I moved here. The apartments are huge which I thought was great for as cheap as they were. But you get what you pay for. When I was shown what was to be my apt, one of… See More
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Blackbeauty26 • Resident 2003 - 2005 Recommended

Updated 01/27/2007

Reviewed 01/27/2007

I had a two bedroom, two bath, and full size washer and dryer included, and lots of space. Did not have any major problems. I lived there by myself while my husband was in Iraq and felt very safe. Always plenty of parking.
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    Deposit: Required
    Weight Limit: 25lbs

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1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

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    $970

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    1 Bedroom

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

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    $1,134

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2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms

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    $1,073

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    2 Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

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    $1,129

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

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    $1,340

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    3 Bedrooms

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