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Average rent in Bartow, FL

$1,498/mo Bartow, FL average rental price, July 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Bartow, FL is $1,498.

Bartow, FL apartment rent ranges

About 28% of apartment rents in Bartow, FL range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 45% of apartments. Around 14% of Bartow’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 3% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

Bartow, FL rent trends

Getting around in Bartow, FL

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Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Bartow, FL last updated?

Prices and availability in Bartow, FL were last updated on 2 Oct 2023.

What are the best apartments in Bartow, FL?

The best apartments in Bartow, FL are: 211 Pershing St, 232 Pershing St, 204 Pershing St and Summerlin Oaks Apartments.

What is the average rent in Bartow, FL?

The average rent in Bartow, FL is $1,498. Start your search for apartments in Bartow, FL now.

What type of rental buildings are in Bartow, FL?

In Bartow 38% of the housing is rented out compared to 62% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of Bartow’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 40% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 44% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Bartow, FL?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Bartow are about 26 years old, on average. Of these, 62% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 2 stories. About all of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Bartow, FL?

Rental apartments in Bartow come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 0% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 27% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 61% of all rentals in Bartow. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Bartow, FL

Bartow is a small city in Polk County that combines the natural beauty of rural environments with the convenience and amenities of densely populated areas. The town celebrates its rich history and offers access to excellent schools, medical facilities and outdoor recreation areas. With the growing job market and affordable housing, Bartow is becoming increasingly popular among renters who want to take advantage of what the city offers. Located in central Florida, the climate of Bartow is characterized by humid, subtropical weather and mild winters. This means temperatures range from the mid-80s in summer to the low-50s throughout winter. Most rainfall occurs between May and October, but thunderstorms and some hurricane warnings may occur between June and November.

Renting in Bartow, FL

The typical rental unit in Bartow is a one-level house with one or two bedrooms, although there are plenty of apartments for rent, as well. Most homes and apartments for rent in Bartow are centralized where the main roads intersect. This puts renters close to the main transit points and shopping activity. For renters looking for extra space and family-friendly amenities, the western and northern parts of the city offer lakeside properties surrounded by natural areas, golf courses and schools. Notably, Florida has no rent control laws, thereby allowing landlords to increase rent for as much as they want, but only with prior notice. Upon request, renters should provide the required security deposit, usually one month's rent. Additionally, landlords must also provide and maintain a habitable unit, while the renter is generally responsible for paying utilities, unless otherwise regulated in the lease. Terminating the lease requires prior written notice from either party.

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Shopping in Bartow, FL

Bartow Shopping Center is the central shopping spot where renters can find anything from clothing, electronics, and groceries to more specialized items like antiques or outdoor gear. There are also large department stores and independent boutiques throughout the city where renters can satisfy their shopping needs. Otherwise, for a traditional shopping experience, Lakeside Village and Colonial Promenade are just a short drive away. Meanwhile, Walmart, Dollar General, Save A Lot, Walgreens, Publix Super Markets, Aldi, and Lowe's are some of the chain stores in Bartow where renters can buy home goods and groceries. Or, renters can find crafts, fresh produce, and local food in the city's deli stores and farmers' markets.

Transportation in Bartow, FL

Renters can use several transportation methods to get from one place to another in Bartow, although driving remains the preferred alternative. U.S. highways 98 and 17 and State Route 60 intersect in the central part of the city, allowing renters to get around the area quickly. Bartow also has bike paths and pedestrian trails throughout the city for renters who prefer eco-friendly transportation. Alternatively, the public buses provided by Polk County cover most parts of town and are an economical way of getting around the county. Commuters can also use ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, that operate in the area. Finally, for renters who need to travel to domestic and international destinations, Tampa International Airport is 54 miles west of Bartow.

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