Lobo Village is a nice looking complex with "all the amenities." However, it's NOT the place to live in Albuquerque, especially for a serious student. For one, it can get loud and rowdy and the management of the complex seems not to care. It can also become messy. The pool has been closed due to broken glass and while I was there I've seen stomped on hamburgers and litter all over! Not to mention that people have vomited outside of my apartment more than once, and on one of these occasions the mess wasn't cleaned for several days. The apartment units themselves are shoddy and were put up in a hurry. In my bedroom there is paint on the carpet and the kitchen floors are scratched from when the appliances were installed (all this in a brand-new complex). The windows are known to leak as one repair man told me and work orders CAN be slowly responded to or handled apathetically (though not always). To aggravate the situation, Lobo Village recently started IDing people as they enter the complex, which is ridiculous. First of all, it solves few if ANY of the problems here. It might just be a façade to make the management look like they're attempting to fix things, but it's a farce. For one, after asking one of the guards why this was put into place, he said "It's always been policy and we're just now deciding to enforce it." I looked into my handbook and there is not mention of such a policy. Also: a friend has said on at least one occasion, traffic in the morning went into Avenida, which is DANGEROUS and also showcases why this is an ineffective, inefficient, and silly policy. Also: I wonder how having any ID policy like this in place even CAN be effective in any way. Is a security guard supposed to memorize every single resident's name AND their guests? It's not possible. I wonder what else Lobo Village will continue to do without any notification or warning. I would not recommend this complex to anyone whatsoever. For the money you can get a much better place closer to campus(or further away if you prefer) and you're likely to find better management in any number of places. I was pressured into renewing my lease, so I am stuck here for another year, so don't follow my mistake and sign a lease here. Lobo VIllage WILL NOT allow you to terminate a lease, even a renewed one and if you attempt to try to find someone else to take the lease over for you, they will not be helpful with anything nor will they even be polite. In fact, the building manager might not even get back to you after you've visited the office several times as has happened to several of my friends that also live/lived here. On the plus side, it is convenient with the shuttle to campus, but even that can run late (and has even NOT shown up at least twice for me!). If convenience is desired, I'd stay closer to campus or live on campus itself. Unfortunately, Lobo Village falls far short of its promise to be "the best option in student housing" in Albuquerque.
This is the biggest shit hole set of apartments in the city of Albuquerque. Well, that may be a stretch, but you can get a whole lot more for your dollar elsewhere. They care about you until they get your money. On top of that, one could wonder if having guests over during the weekends is an illegal affair due to the superfluous security. These are not apartments. They are glorified dorms. You will be treated as if you have a whole new set of parents. ON TOP OF THAT: walls are paper thin and the doors are two inches above the ground. YOU HEAR EVERYTHING! Please take your money elsewhere and live like an adult and not under the watchful eye of management.
NO, just no. I moved into lobo village after living in a single dorm and yearning for that college community experience. That is not lobo village, yes the apartments are pretty nice and the pool and gym; but they were put up in a hurry and made very cheaply. The walls are super thin, the dishwashers don't work, my blinds fell down the first day-it's cheap. And what's worse it that they're charging you a ton of money for these cheap apartments with lots of hidden added fees as well. Electricity is the only utility you have to pay for? Great! No, not great, because the air conditioning doesn't function as a single unit but rather as a whole for your entire building. You know those football players downstairs that keep their apartment at 60 degrees? Yeah, you're paying for that.You want to put your apartment at a comfortable 68? Good luck with that placebo air conditioning controller. Aside from lobo v being over-priced and inconvenient (shuttle drivers never wait if you're running for the bus that only comes every 20 minutes) the staff has no idea what they're doing. They're very polite and mean well (most of them) but any time you go in with a question it's like you're speaking Russian to them. And even now, after I have moved out (THANK GOODNESS) they are still a huge pain. I accidentally sent a few of my books to my old address and instead of a 10 second email or phone call, they sent my book back to amazon!! Also! Despite Lobo Village actually allowing alcohol, security guards and CA's will follow you up to your apartment, (no joke this happened to me when I was with 6 friends, SIX WHOLE PEOPLE) decide you're there to be disruptive, and if they see ANY form of alcohol, and make you pour out whatever you may have. I had a friend (well over 21) who lost over 200 dollars of alcohol because of a power hungry, rude CA. You know how I wanted that community experience? How is that supposed to happen if I am being punished anytime I bring more than 1 person over to MY HOME. The one I PAY RENT FOR. Same thing goes for the pool; you want to have 3 friends over for a BBQ during the summer? NOPE, not allowed and the security guard will check your keys to make sure you're not bringing in any extra people. My roommate, myself, and two friends went to the pool and had to turn around and get our other set of keys because there were "too many of us per guest and not enough keys". This is not how they would treat you at any other complex. Yes, I understand that Lobo V had issues with people raging too hard and are trying to tone it down. That's fine, I appreciate my weekday sleep. But for god sakes, this is a COLLEGE APARTMENT complex and punishing people for behaving as such will only make them angry, rude to the employees at lobo village, and write long reviews dissuading ANYONE who wants to live her to think otherwise. Seriously, if you want a pool move to sun village or something close to campus. Really live ANYWHERE ELSE, because living at lobo village was a year of annoyance I will never get back
that place is good for you want to party and drink and have fun. My roommates used to play soccer inside the apartment, always party going on , and if you complain about noise, nothing happens. I lived there for a year and no i do not want to go to a crazy party house. there is no way you can sleep or study if you need to do so.
I've lived here the past 2 years and have really liked it. The maintenance staff are very prompt and they fix an issue the same day or definitely by the next day at the latest. The clubhouse and gym are also well maintained. The property is pretty well maintained for being a place that hosts so many college students (yes I'm implying that college students are messy and inconsiderate). The staff is mostly nice and courteous and the amenities are awesome. Luckily I lived in a quiet building so I wasn't distracted from my studies. As a warning there are some buildings that I hear are loud. Also the wall are pretty thin so you can hear a lot that goes on in the common room of your apartment. Other than those issues everything is great with this apartmnet complex and if there is problems it is usually due to the inconsiderate residents and not the staff.