I have lived in Lamplighter since 2005. This is my experience living here:
All homes are owned, not rented from the Park. Its right on the Hillsborough River and has a small picnic area. There is also a small park and a rec house for resident use. Background checks are ran, but occasionally I wonder about that as I have had past issues with neighbors. Overall, my experience living here, surviving 2 park managers and countless other office and maintenance staff, this is my current opinion of Lamplighter:
Property: Beautiful, mostly spacious, and, depending on who you live next to, quiet.
Monthly Rent: Reasonable given the options available recreactionally to residents. I am unaware of mortgage/house payments as I own my home outright.
Staff: Improved over the years but far from satisfactory. I am reading reviews that are already posted and I know exactly who this dishonest saleman ""Richard"" is. That same guy ripped off many of my friends. The original park manager was horrible, but the new one isn't the same...used to care and doesn't anymore, or whatever. Corporate is a joke too. A long time ago, when the manager did good things like beautify the park and other improvements, I wrote a letter via email praising her efforts and thanking them for replacing the old manager,etc. I recieved a thank you reply within 1 business day. When I have a problem I call corporate, and the staff is rude and I never get a response of any kind. There has also been a small amount of crime that, while the office cannot be blamed for this, let it be known it did happen here on the park property..
Rule Enforcement: Selective. Be sure to keep your lawn mowed and plants watered, house pressure washed, etc. BUT if you have any other issues they are passed around like a hot potato and never addressed.
Bottom Line: A nice, ""gated community"" that is on the high end of quality as trailer parks go, but any interpersonal relations with staff on and off location are pretty much impossible to deal with. Weigh all your options before moving in here.
i gave 2 stars because what i like is 5 what i dont is 0, and idk if can do 2.5 on the site, and 3 is way undeserving. Im very disappointed.