Make your college experience unforgettable by living at Tower 5040! You will not only be able to enjoy an apartment close to the University of Houstons campus, but also experience an unparalleled living experience with the spacious apartments and designer amenities. If a vibrant student community is what youre looking for, dont miss out on living here at Tower 5040. You have to see it to believe it!

Not only was Tower5040 a Landmark finalist, but was also voted in Cooglife as the #1 in off-campus housing!

Community Amenities

Fire Pit with Outdoor Games and Seating Area
Butterfly Intercom System
Computer Lab
Dive-In TV Lounge with Jumbo Tron
Enclosed and Covered Bicycle Storage
Next to Greek Housing
Outdoor Kitchen with Grilling Stations
Parking Garage
Secured Parking Garage
Relaxing Pool and Oversized Hot Tub
Stainless Steel Appliances
Resort-Style Sundeck
Fitness Area with Weights
Lounge with Pool Table
Study Rooms

Apartment Amenities

9 Ft Ceilings
Cable & Wi-Fi Included (2 GBPS )
Ceiling Fans in Each Room
Enlarged Balconies with Views of Houston Skyline, Campus or Pool area
access to the Fire Pit Area.
Fully Furnished Apartments
In Unit Washer and Dryer
Walk-in closets
Wood-Style Flooring
Quartz Countertops
Private Bathrooms
Private Bedrooms


B3Price on Request
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Area825 sqft
B2Price on Request
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Area813 sqft
B1Price on Request
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Area836 sqft
A2Price on Request
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen
Area581 sqft
A1Price on Request
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen
Area507 sqft

Payment Details

Online Payments Available:

Free e-check option
Accepts credit card payments
Accepts cash payments via MoneyGram 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Individual Leasing mean?

Each resident signs their own lease for their specific bedroom. So, if a roommate moves out, the other residents are not responsible for that persons rent. Please note that common areas are a shared spa 

How does parking work?

They offer parking in the attached parking garage for $50 per month. the garage parking is 100% reserved. You will be assigned a specific parking space in garage to ensure that you have a space to come home to every day. Visitor parking is available on the first floor of the garage before you enter the gate. 

How does Electricity Work?

Residents are responsible for paying for their own electric use. they use a 3rd party billing service call Simple Bills.  Residents will receive a monthly bill for their portion of the electricity in their respective unit directly from Simple Bills in the mail.  

What if I need something repaired in my apartment?

Their onsite, professional maintenance team would be happy to help you. they will need some details so be prepared to provide specifics with your requests. You may submit a service request in the following ways:
Option 1:Enter a service request through the online resident portal.
Option 2:Email your request to your community and a team member will enter a service request on your behalf.
Option 3:Visit or call the office during normal business hours and a team member will be happy to enter your service request. If it is after business hours, you are welcome to leave a message with an after-hours representative.
For Emergency Requests A maintenance team member is on call 24/7 for emergency maintenance needs (i.e. door/window lock issues, major leaks, plumbing, no heat or AC during weather extremes, refrigerator not cooling, no electricity/gas/water, etc.). Please CALL the office at any time. If after business hours, an operator will assist you. 

What should I bring to my new apartment?

While the furniture and appliances are included, below is a guide to help you with the personal belongings that you will need to provide:
COMMON AREA :Electronics and corresponding cords/adapters, dcor, trash can, trash bags, pots and pans, plates, cups, eating/serving utensils, coffee maker. Cleaning/disinfecting supplies, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, etc.
BEDROOM :Linens, pillows, mattress pad, towels, toiletries, shower hooks and curtain, trash can, dcor, electronics and corresponding cords/adapters, and anything else that makes you feel at home.  

Is there insurance coverage?

Insurance is required for all residents prior to move in.  they allow residents to use their own 3rd party insurance or they can select to use their Peak Protection of an additional monthly fee of $17.  

What Furniture is provided?

Furniture packages vary between floor plans. All units are fully furnished with a couch/loveseat, coffee table, entertainment center with a 50in smart Tv as well as barstools in the Kitchen. In the bedroom you will receive a full-size mattress and bed frame that has built in dresser drawers. You will also receive a desk and a desk chair.  

How close to campus is Tower 5040 located?

Tower 5040 is conveniently located within close proximity to University of Houston and Texas Southern University.  Then property is located on Calhoun St. directly across the street from Bayou Oaks UofH Greek Housing and a short walk across Wheeler Avenue to the south side of the UofH campus. It is exactly 1 mile from the Texas Southern campus with convenient walking access to bus service along Wheeler and less than a 5-minute car ride. 

Do you allow pets?

Tower5040 is Pet Friendly! A $300 non-refundable pet fee is charged when a resident registers a pet. There is also a $25 monthly pet rent added to the residents account. Certain breed and weight restrictions may apply. 

What if I don’t have a guarantor?

There are two ways to qualify without a guarantor. First, a resident can self-qualify by having established credit and proof they make  three times their monthly installment amount. If a resident does not meet those requirements they can pay a deposit equal to 2 months rent to qualify. 

How do I receive mail and packages?

They offer a parcel pending package locker service located on first floor. Residents can pick up their packages 24/7 at their convenience. Mail will be located on the 1st floor of the building in the mail room. Each apartment will share one mailbox. 

How does controlled access work and what does it mean?

Upon move in, all residents will receive an access card. There are various access points throughout the property such as the garage gate, amenity entrances, bike storage, and more that this access card is needed to gain entrance. Each access card is individually registered to each resident leaving a digital footprint of your use of the community.  They also offer an intercom system called Butterfly MX that allows you to buzz in your guests when visiting your home from the convenience your cell phone.  

Do you have a shuttle to campus?

With as close to both campus as Tower 5040 is located, we do not have a dedicated shuttle for the property.  They are conveniently located next to a bus stop with access to both UofH and Texas Southern. In addition, they are just a short walk across Wheeler Avenue from the University of Houston campus.