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Lantern Village Apartments

5815 Gulfton St, Houston, TX 77081
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08/18/14
Resident

It's the closest experience to being in jail .... The security dose there job as correctional officer in jail. If you by any case divert from there protocol, even by mistake, you don't get any curtesy for explanation from the guards… Full Review ▶

07/30/14
Resident

Rude unprofessional property manager. She has a slum lord mentality. Stay away from this apartment unless you want to live with roaches. Full Review ▶

01/13/14
Resident

Dont trust all the negative reviews! I have been living here for 2.5 years and everything is almost perfect. Never had any issues. Fast maintenance. Greatest security I've ever seen. Rent paid all utilities isn't that perfect? I have been looking… Full Review ▶

11/01/13
Resident

security guys are rude. They treat y like prison. The property mana is rude too. When y sign the contract, everything is done. The internet is supper slow. The washing machine is broken all the time. It is a pain when… Full Review ▶

09/12/13
Resident

MR. COOLEY IS THE WORST SECURITY MANAGER EVER. ALL HE DO IS SIT ON HIS FAT A** ALL DAY IN THE OFFICE HIDING, WITH THE DAYTIME SUPERVISOR GETTING HIS NUTS LICKED. MRS. CECILIA IS GONE NOW. SHE NEED TO TAKE THE… Full Review ▶

08/02/13
Resident

I have been leaving here for te last year and moving out now. This place is the worst place one can live in. Security is very rude and they treat you like a stranger even if you live in lantern village.… Full Review ▶

06/29/13
Resident

I can't say that I don't like living here. There's no crime that I've noticed, my neighbors are quiet and keep to themselves, and the rooms are very big. The only problem that I have with this place is the roaches...not… Full Review ▶

06/25/13
Resident

The internet at this place is the worst that I have ever seen. It barely works. Shame on you Lantern Village and Phonoscope for charging us $40 and not giving us any other options and giving us bad service. I am… Full Review ▶

06/16/13
Resident

please do not choose this complex ,they are thieves, they steal from their residence. I drop my rent in cash and they told me they never received it. the complex is dirty, the manager is super BI##H..... they go and come… Full Review ▶

06/09/13
Resident

Bad things: 1. Internet. You must choose Phonoscope as the only carrier who robs you $46 monthly. 2. Filthy management. They don't tell you all the things you need to know when you sign the lease. Later on, whenever you ask… Full Review ▶

05/03/13
Resident

They r stupit & worst pls don't try to move in All theire management are sacks All the Internet & phone connection it's not even work unless u have to go only one company They're really bad ppl they just think… Full Review ▶

03/20/13
Resident

I have to agree with the previous comment. The management basically scams you for an additional $40 per month on top of your rent. Let me tell you how they do this. You can only get internet from one company. They… Full Review ▶

03/17/13
Resident

if you want to use internet ( which is about everyone nowadays) do not go to this apartment. you can only get internet at one company. this company is fine, but the apartment complex refuses to update their system to where… Full Review ▶

02/06/13
Resident

This is probably worse than Hell. This place is so awful that I don't know where to begin. I've attached pictures of the tiles in the bathtub and the washer and dryer connection. 1. The tiles in the bathtub were put… Full Review ▶

11/29/12
Resident

I agree with all the previous posts in regards to noise issues. When I moved in a few Years ago I can honestly say I saw a couple of small children maybe twice a week and they didn't live here just… Full Review ▶

11/25/12
Resident

If u need a full night's rest then DONT MOVE HERE. The neighbors are awful and SOOOOO LOUD. Plus u get what u pay for, cheap rent, cheap complex. Everything breaks and no repairs. One time, a ton of little bugs… Full Review ▶

09/26/12
Resident

I've been living there for a week and I'm already packing my stuff to leave. I called the office too many times to tell them about my problem and they told me that the manger will call but guess what??? She… Full Review ▶

09/26/12
Resident

Sept. 26,2012::TAKE MY ADVICE AND DO NOT MOVE HERE.ROACHES, NOISY, STAFF DOES NOT CARE ABOUT U!!! i've lived there for 2 weeks and it's been miserbale!!!!! I hear a woman screaming every night during intercourse, jump roping and frantic walking around… Full Review ▶

08/22/12
Resident

This is the worst apartment I have seen. The staff are the worst ones I have seen. Terrible manager and staff. Full Review ▶

08/05/12
Resident

Stupid policy, rude staff, poor environment , mouses, Dirty, Full Review ▶

07/19/12
Prospective Resident

plan to move to Houston and find a 1b1b in this apartment complex. However, the rude management staff made me decide to quit. They do not really care about the tenants, except the money in your pocket. Stay away from this… Full Review ▶

04/04/12
Resident

10 years living here Never had a big problem. Yes things were better when Ms Mary was the manager but unfortunately she passed away a couple of years ago. Security officers come and go, some are nice, and some are really… Full Review ▶

03/14/12
Prospective Resident

the apartment is good and affordable but ----in stupid maintanence and so much more. i have lived here more than 5 years just because my work is near from this apartment. i will definetly wont recommed these apartment because there policy… Full Review ▶

03/14/12
Prospective Resident

I visited Lantern Village for the first time in my search for a safe, comfortable and affordable living space, in January 2012. I met with a pleasant leasing consultant, named Tatiana, although it was very hard to understand her thick Russian… Full Review ▶

03/02/12
Resident

For the price you pay at Lantern Village believe me, You're saving a hell lot of money. I've lived here for a 19 months now, and never had any major complains. The staff are friendly, and the maintenance is NOT BAD!… Full Review ▶

11/14/11
Prospective Resident

my A/C always is not working, and i called then 3 times, and now is dark, and their policy, dont work on night......bad baaad......, if i could move to anotherone, i .'ll but my job is just 10 mints from here...… Full Review ▶

11/13/11
Resident

We've been here for 8 months now and there are GOOD things and BAD things about living here. Our apartment is HUGE and the rent is LOW and it included the electric and water and trash! However, they make you use… Full Review ▶

09/19/11
Resident

1-Maintenance is worse, Do NOT respond until call at least 5-10 times 2-building is full of cockroaches 3-Raising rent every year 4-BAR-B-Q every where, lot of smoke out side 5-Parking area is broken, water stays when raining, No body take care… Full Review ▶

07/19/11
Resident

I moved in June (2011) and these apartments are not bad at all. I don't hear my neighbors, I don't see what all the b***hing and complaining is about. All bills paid, plus security 24 hours a day! I love my… Full Review ▶

06/29/11
Prospective Resident

We haven't moved in yet, but have viewed the apartment we are to rent twice. It's nothing fancy but it is VERY big and has HUGE closets and the appliances are all fairly new. I noticed no bad smells or bugs… Full Review ▶

06/29/11
Resident

This apartment so worst it has all kind of roaches, it has old micro oven, the carpet so old and nasty, you cannot stand outside for two minutes because the smell. Laundry room allows busy sometimes people taking out your clothe… Full Review ▶

06/24/11
Resident

I cannot be thankful enough to the people who suggested me this complex. I have lived there for 5.5 years. I had to move out just because I moved to East Coast. I don't know why people keep complaining about it.… Full Review ▶

05/16/11
Resident

Overall my experiences at Lantern Village aren't that bad. The maintenance dept always responded to my calls quickly with one exception when they had to replace pipes that were leaking in one of our bathrooms. They are completely ---- about their… Full Review ▶

04/10/11
Resident

worry about my health by breathing the bad air in and out of the apartment. worst decision made ever to move here. Full Review ▶

10/25/10
Resident

I have been living here for about a year now and everything was going great until I had to go out and come in again. SECURITY ARE AS*HOLES! I appreciate the security but I think they have taken it to the… Full Review ▶

10/01/10
Resident

I moved in this appartment complex in middle of 2009, At that time everything was fine But recently, I have a very bad experience of maintainance, Appartments are very old and dangrous to live, One day my bath ceiling was leaking… Full Review ▶

09/18/10
Resident

We recently experienced a complete meltdown of our kitchen - ceiling light never came on (we were told on move in day that this would be fixed), cabinets falling off the walls, dishwasher door sprung off the hinges, a loud, leaky… Full Review ▶

08/26/10
Resident

Lantern Village came highly recommended by a friend. I like the complex. My particular section is a four plex. No noisy neighbors but unfortunately the downstairs neighbors tend to leave the main door ajar due to not having a key for… Full Review ▶

07/31/10
Resident

Everything is too old. Applience are from 70's. Everywhere has bug, ant ets. Maintaince doesnt work on saturday, sundays and holidays. They dont help you either. Management is very hustle. The Manager sit her office all day and even doesnt talk… Full Review ▶

07/18/10
Resident

I lived there for 1 year and moved to a house. There good things and alot of bad things. Pros 1. All bills paid including water. Best time to stay during summer. 2. Maintenance is good. Some of them not so… Full Review ▶

05/06/10
Resident

I totally agree with the previous poster. The appliances are sooo old. I have been trying to get a new dishwasher since mine doesn't work. It has never worked since we moved in 8 years ago. Every time maintence comes out… Full Review ▶

01/11/10
Resident

Glad I finally moved out of this place. The apartment is old. After the first few weeks, tons of roaches and ants are begin to invade from the cracks of the wall. Literally thousands of ants. Even pets contrl can do… Full Review ▶

12/30/09
Resident

I've lived here for 3 years (on leasing office half--I can't speak to what it is like on the other half of the complex). The complex is old, with outdated appliaces, but is inexpensive when compared with the same size units… Full Review ▶

09/30/09
Resident

Other than a good deal on this apt I wouldn't move here again. They are extremely flacky about their rules. One moment it's this and another it's that. The security guards there are all perverts and they barely speak english! Apartments… Full Review ▶

09/29/09
Prospective Resident

I am thinking about moving here. It is very cheap and roomy. I did look at a real available apartment, not a model. It was spacious, but the kitchen could use some new appliances. In that department I was not impressed.… Full Review ▶

07/29/09
Resident

I would recommend this place to anyone. Maintenance is fast. Security is great. Outside apartment complex the area is not great but inside it is more beautiful than any other apt complex. They have free video library lot of pools and… Full Review ▶

05/23/09
Resident

This community is very suitable for budget renter. You can not complain the price, especilly for the free utility. It is very safe because there is 24hr onsite guard in the gates. The maintanence is quick response. If the neighborhood is… Full Review ▶

05/08/09
Resident

The manager Mary is the worst manager I've ever met. She likes to sit on the residents like a queen and talking to you very arrogantly. I've been living in this place about 2 year and I can't wait to move… Full Review ▶

04/17/09
Resident

I moved there in 2001 and was asked to leave in early 2009 and that wasn't my fault however they didn't see it that way. I can honestly say that it isn't a bad place to live if you are single,… Full Review ▶

02/19/09
Resident

With all utilities paid and 24-hour checking of anyone who comes in on foot OR by car, this is certainly one of the most economical and (for the neighborhood) safest places to live in Houston. BUT...you have to be someone who… Full Review ▶

11/22/08
Resident

I lived here for one year exactly. Beware of what you are getting into before signing a lease. You can pay extra for a washer and dryer but that doesn't mean they will give you ones in good working order. My… Full Review ▶

11/22/08
Resident

This is a wonderful place to live if you are on a low-budget for an apartment/or a college student. I have been living here for almost three years, and I will be moving out at the end of my lease. Not… Full Review ▶

09/25/08
Resident

If you read the negative reviews you may have a rather distorted view of the complex. So we did what most people should be doing these days...we saw it for ourselves. They are lovely. Very spacious. I lived in Clear Lake… Full Review ▶

07/19/08
Resident

Lantern Village is in a perfect location. It's right next to 59 and 610, and only a mile or so from the Galleria. Not to mention that Bellaire is right around the corner, which is a super nice area with great… Full Review ▶

07/18/08
Resident

Great value. Covered parking (need to warn, ticket or tow selfish, crooked parking more). Good enforcement solves the problem real quick. Security is good, but should carry some type of defense(mace or tazer). I have had A/C problems, but maintenance is… Full Review ▶

07/06/08
Resident

I agree, the place is all bills paid but the rules are just unreasonable. I've had car trouble twice, it was minor stuff and they were making a big deal out of it. It's not like I left it sitting there… Full Review ▶

03/26/08
Resident

Lantern Village is by far the best deal in town. The rent is cheap, you cannot beat All Bills Paid. My husband and I truly feel safe and secure inside the complex. You cannot even enter the complex without being stoped… Full Review ▶

01/26/08
Resident

rooms are spacious,security is really strict which add on to the security of the residents.good collection of movies in the video library.i recommend this apartment to my friends. Full Review ▶

01/22/08
Resident

Okay, so there are resident that are Spanish speaking. What is the big deal? The majority of these people are hardworking and go about their business like anywhere else in Houston. I have lived at LV for almost a year. I… Full Review ▶

01/15/08
Resident

While this place maybe a "great" value, I'm not sure that it's worth the money saved. Before choosing our 1 bedroom apt. I informed the leasing agent that I was 5 months pregnant and asked if we should even bother with… Full Review ▶

12/10/07
Resident

I lived in these apartments for a while never had a problem until now.. had problems with a/c , washer and dryer are old don't work most of the time. Full Review ▶

10/20/07
Resident

Long story short - illegal aliens live all around this area, which my boyfriend used to refer to as "El Salvador" or "Little Mexico." My car was broken into several times, and my friend who came to visit for about 45… Full Review ▶

09/19/07
Resident

LAntern village appears good on the outside but you begin to feel the pains and discomfort when you move in. Begining from the security, I can't explain who or what they think they are..good to do your job but these guys… Full Review ▶

09/14/07
Resident

My husband and I originally moved into a 2 bedroom townhouse with a roommate when we first moved in. At right around 1200 square feet, and our rent being under 900 a month, we were thrilled. The floor plan of that… Full Review ▶

08/10/07
Prospective Resident

Ok so they give you a hard --- time trying to let you rent there by checking your whole background. They check to see if you've been married, divorced, have kids etc. They ask you questions that seem too personal. Yet,… Full Review ▶

06/20/07
Resident

Very spatious, free covered parking, friendly staff, prompt maintenance service... You get a lot for what you pay.. Appliances work fine but could be upgraded. Actually have free weights for you former athletes!! (No more cable machine workouts) Overall, I would… Full Review ▶

05/21/07
Resident

My girlfriend and I have lived at Lantern Village for almost 2 years now. We are very pleased with our experience so far. They apartments are very roomy for the price, and considering how old they are, the two different ones… Full Review ▶

04/06/07
Resident

rude and bad management and staff, dirty and old apartments, living in the jungle is better Full Review ▶

01/18/07
Resident

I only lived there for 1 year because of what a horrible experience it was for me and my family. I was constantly harrased by the "security" with stupid things. Example: I pulled into the parking lot right outside of my… Full Review ▶

12/22/06
Resident

I've had no experience living in apartments in Houston before. I expected the usual "thump thump" of someone's too loud stereo, people arguing in the parking lot, and general things that get on my nerves and make me count the days… Full Review ▶

12/20/06
Resident

I will not recommend anyone to live here, I used to live here for 6 months, after that they want to raise up my rent, but that is not the reason why I was leaving. The security is not safe, and… Full Review ▶

12/03/06
Resident

I have lived here for 15 years (since I was 13) and haven???t considered moving. We have upgraded apartments from a 1 bedroom to a 2 bedroom and now in a very spacious 3 bedroom (1800 sq. ft.). I will admit… Full Review ▶

09/22/06
Resident

I'm a current resident, I actually renewed my lease about a month ago. At first I was only planning to stay here for 6 months and then leave. I was in a bit of a hurry to find a place because… Full Review ▶

09/12/06
Resident

I like living at Lantern Village. The security is great. Maintenance is quick. My main complaint is the occasional tree roach that sneaks into the apartment, I don't know from where. I keep the tub and sinks covered so I don't… Full Review ▶

05/17/06
Resident

I am a resident here..and everything has been "great" up until today...my contract will be over soon..and I went to talk to the management about renewing a new contract...this is the first time I experienced a management team that doesn't give… Full Review ▶

04/07/06
Resident

I say LV is a great place to live. Not superb, but great. I have only been here half a year, and this is the first time I have rented. My husband has rented several times before and told me that… Full Review ▶

04/02/06
Resident

I put in my application with everything they asked me for minus one thing. They wanted a bank statement showing I have 1 years worth of rent in the bank saved and I brought in a receipt stating how much I… Full Review ▶

03/06/06
Resident

I lived in Lantern Village from 2005-2008. The area I lived in (5850 Gulfton) was very quiet and well maintained. The apartments had a consistent and visible security presence. Always had good responses from maintenance. I saw a spider once; but… Full Review ▶

12/30/05
Resident

I have lived here since May 2001, and I will most happily sign another 12-month lease when my current lease expires. I've read a lot of other reviews here, and the negative ones are TOTALLY off and written by people who… Full Review ▶

09/21/05
Resident

I lived at Lantern Village when I was a student at U of H, and the place was just right for me.

It's a place for people on a low budget, - students, old folks with little money, and people with lots… Full Review ▶

09/14/05
Resident

After researching for 2 months, I finally decided to move into Lantern Village because of the all bills paid. I should say the maintenance is wonderful. Just one call to maintenance and there'll be someone there before you know it. It's… Full Review ▶

09/06/05
Resident

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08/13/05
Resident

WOAH.....is it really true that you are not allowed to turn the A/C below 70 degrees?? Do most other apartments with "bills paid" have that same policy? Also, being the extremely hot natured person that I am, does 70 degrees really… Full Review ▶

07/10/05
Resident

This is one of the best apartments one can rent if one wants to live near the galleria/downtown without paying high rent. The only better apartments are newer, more expensive, about $800 for one bedroom...so you see the value here? Although… Full Review ▶

06/24/05
Resident

I had nothing but great experiences with the management. The maintenance was top notch and the grounds were well kept. Other than parking lot noise, this was a great place to live. I got my full deposit back when I left… Full Review ▶

06/22/05
Resident

in that region, it is very good apartments for male student.As all bills paid,it is really cheap.Maintenance is perfect.so if you are not looking for amenities such as pools,tnnis courts,this place is really good. Full Review ▶

04/26/05
Resident

Lantern Village is a cool place to live in and my experience has been great.
Lantern Village provides a safe environment with secured entry points.
I love the fact that it is all bills paid and it has the extra amenities. Just recently… Full Review ▶

01/05/05
Resident

So the high points of living here is bills paid, big apartments, fast maintenance, and the security is mostly on top of things.
The negative thing is all the ---- retentive rules this place has. I saw a neighbor guy get a… Full Review ▶

12/07/04
Resident

I've never had any problems with this place. I've never had a problem with the apartment, the people, the community, the management, the maintenance, etc... Great place, great price. All Bills Paid!! Full Review ▶

11/30/04
Resident

I have to say that when you move into a new apartment, you know what type of area you're moving into. You know if the apartments looked well kept or not. The one thing you don't know and won't know...is if… Full Review ▶

11/06/04
Resident

These guys are great. They came and fixed the problems (yes it happened twice!) in the morning after the evening I left a message. This is incredible. I've never seen this before. I was expecting to be dragged for like 3-4… Full Review ▶

10/01/04
Resident

Okay-so, it is old, and not in the greatest shape. Having said that-I have been pleased with management since day 1 (5years of it)-and they are always fast to respond to any and all problems. The price is great-and the location… Full Review ▶

09/23/04
Resident

I lived here for 4 years during college and it was great! Bills paid, never had a problem with security, I saw two roaches in 4 years and they were in the bathroom. I was the noisiest person I knew there.Parking… Full Review ▶

08/12/04
Resident

The outside of the apartments are horrible. Initially, my husband and I chose not to look at the apartment because the outside looks like a prison.

However, when we did look, we were happy to move in. The apartments are huge… Full Review ▶

07/07/04
Resident

I have lived here six years and over that time have observed a lot about the complex. I have never feared break-ins. In fact I have accidentally left my door unlocked at night. I have also taken 10 day vaccations and… Full Review ▶

06/20/04
Resident

i starting being harassed by one of their employees and they did NOTHING! i would get roses on my doorstep then he went as far as to spray perfum all over my front door.i went to management and she said I… Full Review ▶

06/04/04
Resident

I have lived here for three years without a problem. For my first apartment, it was great. However, I must say it is very old and lacks astetic appeal.THe appliances are alose very, very old. I have not had any bug… Full Review ▶

05/02/04
Resident

I lived there for one year. The noise of AC is terrible. Whenever you want to fix something, it will always be terribly slow. The management is the worst. When we tried to transfer our unit from 2/1 to 2/2, you… Full Review ▶

02/29/04
Resident


Yes, it is true. She is the meanest person I ever met. I lived there for one month..then i moved. I had big roaches and ants in my apartment. I asked for help from the manager, and she treated me awfully.… Full Review ▶

12/30/03
Resident

The value was good, but management was very imposing. Security screens all non minorities. The manager seem to be quite prejudicial and the maintenece staff will take forever to fix any issues. AC Units are old and fail often. The manager… Full Review ▶

12/29/03
Resident

I reside in this complex, It is a good value if you are a student or a workaholic. When it comes to using the so many non working amenities you will find most of the stuff is non funcional or has… Full Review ▶

11/26/03
Resident

Maintenance is prompt and courteous. Regularly scheduled exterminator (I haven´t had a bug in over 4 years!) Security guards even fix flats - NO CHARGE! Surrounding neighborhood a bit outside of my comfort zone, but I feel safe on property due… Full Review ▶

10/24/03
Resident

I agree it looks like a crappy ghetto from outside but, its not that bad from inside, the units are old, but they´re are well kept. If you move here, make sure you´re in the same block with the management, because… Full Review ▶

10/01/03
Resident

One word about the management: it doesn´t care, so long as you pay your rent. Maintenance is always a problem. Maybe the place is just too old. Good luck getting response in an emergency. There was so much difficulty getting them… Full Review ▶

09/27/03
Resident

? If you try to move in or out with even a small 4x6 trailer good luck! They will wake you up at 1AM forsing you to move the trailer out of the property even if you had a one night… Full Review ▶

08/25/03
Resident

For starters, if you are a single male then this is probably good for you. The price is cheap but the parking lots suck and they are always trying to patch holes up with this stinky asphalt which doesn´t even work.… Full Review ▶

05/24/03
Resident

Decent neighborhood, no problem with safety (I have accidentally left a cd player in my car with the windows down, it was still sitting on the passenger seat the next day). No problem with noise (unless you count kids during the… Full Review ▶

11/27/02
Resident

If you do not mind living in a bad area, then move right in. The only thing great is its all bills paid. The parking lot is worse than gravel streets. The building is somewhat old and run down. Security is… Full Review ▶

11/18/02
Resident

I just moved in and it´s amazing at the amount of space I´m paying for. There are stores all around the area close to the galleria and other shopping areas and the apartments look nice and beautifully lit at night by… Full Review ▶

11/14/02
Resident

The biggest problem with the place is the outward appearance...when my brother visisted from DC, he commented, "When we first drove up, I was thought you could do better, but once we got inside I thought, ´This is a really nice… Full Review ▶

09/06/02
Resident

The rates are good, and the maintenance department is quick to make repairs when called upon. Some of their rules are pretty strict to maintain the appearance of the buildings - but that can be a good thing. The gates are… Full Review ▶

11/28/01
Resident

I spent four years in a one-bedroom study with stacked washer and dryer. Because it´s an older property, the closets are huge. The downside is that there aren´t wall outlets everywhere(there are at least one per wall, but still, I was… Full Review ▶

11/06/01
Resident

I was going to look at this complex until I saw the neighborhood surrounding it. I wouldn´t go out after night. The building looks run down. The parking lot was disgusting, I didn´t even want to drive in. It´s in a… Full Review ▶

08/17/01
Resident

Most of the problems that I had with the complex result from the fact that it is a huge complex. Parking wasn´t hard to find but it could sometimes be a long walk from the car to the apartment. A side… Full Review ▶

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