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Apartments for Rent in Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Average rent in Fort Walton Beach, FL

$1,543/mo Fort Walton Beach, FL average rental price, November 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Fort Walton Beach, FL is $1,543.

Fort Walton Beach, FL apartment rent ranges

About 38% of apartment rents in Fort Walton Beach, FL range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 14% of apartments. Around 37% of Fort Walton Beach’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 11% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

Fort Walton Beach, FL rent trends

Getting around in Fort Walton Beach, FL

24 /100
Car-Dependent
33 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 24, Bike Score®: 33

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Fort Walton Beach, FL last updated?

Prices and availability in Fort Walton Beach, FL were last updated on 6 Dec 2022.

What are the best apartments in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

The best apartments in Fort Walton Beach, FL are: Colony House, Elan Apartments by ARIUM, Coastline Apartments by ARIUM, Holly Sands and Renovated 2BR/2BTH close to Eglin AFB.

What is the average rent in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

The average rent in Fort Walton Beach, FL is $1,543. Start your search for apartments in Fort Walton Beach, FL now.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fort Walton Beach, FL is between $1,110 and $2,631. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Fort Walton Beach, FL now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Fort Walton Beach, FL is between $800 and $3,175. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Fort Walton Beach, FL is between $1,409 and $3,175. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

What type of rental buildings are in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

In Fort Walton Beach 39% of the housing is rented out compared to 61% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 14% of Fort Walton Beach’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 55% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 30% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

The average age of rental buildings in Fort Walton Beach is 33 years old, with 31% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 89% are garden-style apartment communities, 11% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

Studio apartments in Fort Walton Beach are around 0.7% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 31% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 52% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Living in Fort Walton Beach, FL

If you are looking for an apartment for rent in a location featuring gorgeous beaches, beautiful weather year-round, and an affordable cost of living, you should enquire about rental properties in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Located in the Florida Panhandle, this small sunny community abuts Destin and is situated between Pensacola and Panama Beach City. It attracts renter households as diverse as military families posted in one of the surrounding bases, retirees, and young professionals. Fort Walton Beach benefits from its pristine environment of preserved white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters that bring tourists and spring breakers in strove. Fort Walton Beach is decidedly Southern, with a welcoming community. Renters will also appreciate the well-rated school and the crime level below the national average. However, as is common in the Florida Panhandle, it is best to check that your apartment for rent is not in a floodable area and keep an eye on evacuation instructions during hurricane season.

Renting in Fort Walton Beach, FL

There are slightly fewer renter households in Fort Walton Beach than homeowners. Renters relocating from more expensive areas, such as major cities on the coast, will be pleasantly surprised by how affordable it can be to find an apartment for rent in Fort Walton Beach. The average rental fees are slightly below the average for the Crestview – Fort Walton Beach – Destin metropolitan area, making it one of the most affordable places to rent in Florida. The housing stock is eclectic, ranging from humble ranches and trailers to waterfront multimillion-dollar properties: you will have no difficulties finding a rental property that fits your budget and your lifestyle. There is no set maximum amount for a security deposit in the Sunshine State, but most landlords in Fort Walton Beach charge renters the equivalent of one and a half to two months’ rent.

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Fort Walton Beach, FL demographics

Fort Walton Beach, FL has a population of 22,144 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,012 of Fort Walton Beach’s residents are women and 11,132 are men. The median age of those who live in Fort Walton Beach, FL is 41.4.

Shopping in Fort Walton Beach, FL

Renters who enjoy a good shopping spree may be disappointed in Fort Walton Beach: It is a coastal city turned towards the beach more than a “shop ‘til you drop” destination. Shopping options are limited in town, although nearby Destin offers many options less than 30 minutes away. However, you will have no issues finding the essentials within easy driving distance of your rental apartment. Grocery stores abound, with several Publix and Winn-Dixie locations. In addition, renters looking for more exotic fares will appreciate the presence of several Asian and Mexican grocery stores. Fort Walton Beach is also home to two shopping malls, where renters can find a variety of national and local retailers and dining options: Uptown Station and Sun Plaza. Finally, local renters who love to shop should also check out the boutiques and a weekly farmer’s market in Downtown Fort Walton Beach.

Fort Walton Beach, FL households

  • 5,195 Family
    4,051 Non-family
  • 2,453 Children
    6,793 No Children
  • 9,246Total Number of Households
  • 2.35Average People Per Household
  • $54,311Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 9,246 households in Fort Walton Beach, FL. 5,195 are family households and 4,051 are non-family households. There are 2,453 households with children in Fort Walton Beach and 6,793 households without children. On average, about 2.35 people live in a household in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Transportation in Fort Walton Beach, FL

Renters who prefer leaving their cars safely parked in their rental apartments will appreciate that Fort Walton Beach offers several walkable neighborhoods, particularly Beal Parkway, Elliott's Point, and Garniers Beach. However, people renting in Fort Walton Beach will still need a car to run most errands. In addition, the OCT (Okaloosa County Transit) bus services provide five transit routes servicing popular shopping destinations such as uptown station, midtown and downtown Fort Walton Beach, as well as stops at educational institutions and medical centers. Traffic can be a concern in Fort Walton Beach, particularly during high season around the beach area and during rush hours between Fort Walton Beach and Destin.

Fort Walton Beach, FL education statistics

The level of education of the population of Fort Walton Beach, FL is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 32% completed some high school, 31% partially completed college, 10% have an Associate Degree, 16% have a Bachelor Degree, and 8% have a Graduate Degree.

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