The new look of Park Place is great! Compared to before, the addition of new cabinets and stainless steel appliances adds a really nice touch and sets it a part from other apartments in the area. Office staff and maintenance are always very friendly. Having a social room and pool is an added bonus.
waited to move out before posting this review plus some time I moved to JBLM a few years ago and chose Park Place because they had a high rating and looked a lot nicer on the website. Moving into Park Place I was extremely disappointed. If I had not of dropped a non refundable deposit I would have walked away the day I arrived. The area outside of Park Place is atrocious. The Drug Area, Stay Out Signs are everywhere north of the apartments. Hannah Pierce Road is extremely high crime and you get to deal with staring at one of those prostitution dens (Bikini Barristas) just down the road. Prior to moving here I had rented with six other companies ranging from college days and then the military. Park Place rated worst company I've ever rented with. To give you an idea of Park Place its owned by a conglomerate that owns all of the apartments within a certain radius. The office itself works for a larger apartment company. They mark up and sell Park Place as the premium apartments, but in reality, they're far from premium. The apartments themselves are heated extremely inefficiently (I was paying $100+ heating bills with the thermostat set to 55 most of the winter months and that was still somewhat cool in the apartment). The summer months when its 90 outside you're basically told to sweat and die because you aren't allowed to install a windowed AC unit. The carpet when I moved in smelled like someone had a bad night and threw up on it (which led to black mold and the dog ripping the carpet up there out of curiousity) Complaints for it to be recleaned and replaced were ignored so I did it myself after waiting a week. When the cleaning people did come a month later they did a poor job of cleaning, then charged me for labor AND to replace the carpet on move out! The kitchens also lacked a garbage disposal, cabinet space, and the dishwasher usually had to be ran twice to clean everything and even then a lot of my utensils came out with mold or rust on them. The walls are paper thin as well. You can hear everything that goes on next door (including neighbors listening to pornography or having sex) The neighbors were nothing but rude and passive aggressive. I had numerous complaints about my dog barking. (Which was ironic because when the Seahawks were playing you could hear them across the block) Attempting to discuss the issue with the neighbors led to them simply avoiding me and claiming I was harassing them. The pet situation is also abysmal. Myself and most of the dog owners seemed to have those amazing pink slips on our doors every month indicating that we were "fined for dog waste". All it takes is for someone to claim that they "saw" your dog poop and you didn't clean it up to get prorated. No proof required even though I always cleaned up my dog. (Which also makes a great way for neighbors to troll people they don't like. Just report them everytime their dog poops and you can get them prorated up to $250!) In addition, you are prone to "random inspections" where the apartment people basically warn you 24/48 hours that they're conducting an apartment inspection as a way to prorate and charge you more money (seemed to happen more often during Tax Season. Wonder why....) When I did leave for training with the military the apartment place was nothing but a pain in the ass. It didn't matter that I was gone. I should've had someone watch the apartment for me while I was gone to avoid "late fees' for warnings and pet pooping incidents. Overall, I would definitely not recommend Park Place to anyone military or anyone in general. If you're military I'd recommend looking deeper into University Place, Steillacoom, DuPont, or move onto main post. I took the family to DuPont personally and I haven't had any problems since moving there. Its nice to be away from an apartment company that treats you like a criminal and makes your living experience far from enjoyable.
Great great place. If you're looking for quiet community with updated amenities, then check out Park Place. Great place to live!
Park Place Apartments is a very beautiful place to live, I love living here. Nice quiet area, military friendly, and very safe gated Community. The staff is extremely nice, friendly and helpful. Maintenance is awesome. Park Place is in a Great Area. Parking is never a problem and the overall apartments are well-kept and maintained. I do highly recommend park place apartments, its one of the nicer apartments surrounding the Tacoma and Fort Lewis Area.
Management is absolutely rude and when it comes to moving out and needing a rental history they'll give your new landlord the runaround for four days. Make sure you never have a credit on your account and move out on the first of the month because they "won't refund" any credits even though the lease clearly states as long as you don't owe money and give proper notice that you'll be refunded any credits. Beware of black mold and leaking ceilings also the absurd amount of spiders crawling around in your apartment. Never any parking and if your out of your lease and a paid spot comes available they won't rent it out even though they raise your rent and charge a 50 fee to be month to month. Walls are like paper you hear absolutely everything above you and don't even bother making a noise complaint because nothing will get done about it. If your gonna spend 900+ on rent I suggest going farther into university place they are old and very cheaply updated way over priced and management is awful! Beware of this place all they care about is the money!