$1,801 - $3,990
- Studio-3 Beds
- 1-3 Baths
$1,494 - $7,488
- 1-3 Beds
- 1-2.5 Baths
$1,619 - $2,466
- Studio-3 Beds
- 1-2 Baths
$1,623 - $3,131
- 1-3 Beds
- 1-2 Baths
$1,801 - $3,990
- Studio-3 Beds
- 1-3 Baths
$1,494 - $7,488
- 1-3 Beds
- 1-2.5 Baths
Orlando’s average rent reached $1,446 in April
Orlando’s average rent reached $1,446 in April, after a 1.8% increase since last year. A major southern job hub and a renter-majority city (63%), Orlando is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices slightly above the national average of $1,417. [View Full Report]
Orlando’s average rent was $1,446 in April
Orlando’s average rent reached $1,446 in April, after a 1.8% increase since last year. A major southern job hub and a renter-majority city (63%), Orlando is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices slightly above the national average of $1,417.
The average rent for an apartment in Orlando rose slower than in other surrounding cities, such as Kissimmee ($1,371), where prices went up by 3.2%. Meanwhile, apartment rates in Sanford increased by 6.3%, reaching a $1,270 average.
What it costs to rent in the largest renter hubs in the Orlando area
Altamonte Springs, the city with the largest renter share (59%) after Orlando itself, has a $1,284 average rent, after an 4.6% annual increase. The third largest renter hub, Kissimmee, has a 57% renter share.
Sanford has the fourth largest renter share (50%). Last but not least, Casselberry's 46% share of renters places it fifth among the area’s renter hubs. The city’s average rent reached $1,249 in April, going down by 1.4% in the past year.
The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Orlando area
Oviedo is the priciest city for renters in the Orlando area, with apartments renting for $1,784 per month. Maitland’s $1,631 rate is the second most expensive, while apartments in Longwood ($1,514) come in third.
For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Casselberry's $1,249 average rent is the cheapest in the Orlando area, followed by Sanford's $1,270 rate. Altamonte Springs rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $1,284 average rent as of April.
Orlando apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters
Among Orlando's most popular renter ZIP codes, 32839 has a $1,279 average rent, below the city average ($1,446). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 32822 go for $1,298, while prices in ZIP 32821 circle around $1,477. Apartment rents in ZIP 32835 clock in at around $1,462, similar to than the Orlando average, while rates in ZIP 32811 average at $1,247.
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Renter's Guide to Orlando
Orlando’s designation as “Theme Park Capital of the World” is well earned. The city’s name is associated with such entertainment powerhouses as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios that emanate excitement for families around the globe. But, Orlando’s other nickname “The City Beautiful” is a reminder that like the city’s symbol, the fountain at Lake Eola, Orlando is more than theme parks but is a man-made, natural wonder that must be experienced to be believed.
Located in east-central Florida, Orlando is just 84 miles from Tampa, 236 miles from Miami and 438 miles from Atlanta. Complimented by two airports, The Orlando International Airport, 13t busiest in the US (43rd busiest in the world) and Orlando Sanford Airport, just 15 miles from downtown, and boasting the second largest number of hotel rooms (behind Las Vegas) in the US, Orlando has also become a leading draw for conventions and conferences of all sizes.
Weather in Orlando is semi-tropical with average January temperatures in the 70’s and a hurricane season that runs from August through December. Yet, fall and summer off seasons when children are on school vacations are popular and affordable times to explore Orlando’s many attractions.
Orlando, FL Demographics
- Total Population280,832
Female 134,785Male 146,047
- Median Age33.8
Cost of Living in Orlando, FL
Compared to Miami, the cost of living in Orlando is lower. Consumer prices run about 9.03% less while restaurant prices are 19.37% less than Miami prices. A typical meal for two in a mid-priced restaurant costs about $45.00. Domestic beer averages about $3.00 per bottle.
Transportation costs in Orlando are reasonable. A monthly pass for public transport costs $50.00 while a one-way pass costs $2.00.
Meanwhile, utility costs in Orlando, including basic electric, heat, water, and trash removal amount to $132.78 a month for a 915-square-foot apartment.
Average Rent in Orlando, FL
- Orlando, FL Average Rental Price, June 2021 $1,541 /mo
Orlando, FL Apartment Rent Ranges
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Living in Orlando
As would be expected from the nation’s greatest entertainment city, Orlando bustles with excitement. Yet commute times average about 24 minutes. 38.8% of the local population is married. The average age of Orlando residents is surprisingly young at 32.3 years. The population is energetic and lively, like the city’s tourists.
Pros and Cons of Living in Orlando
The entertainment culture is young, talented and active. Jobs in entertainment, tourism, culinary and the hospitality industry provide employment opportunities for much of the Orlando population base. Experience in Orlando’s tourism industry bodes well on the resume, but Orlando is also home to several Fortune 500 companies.
Though inland, Orlando is about one hour from some such prominent Florida beaches as Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and Canaveral National Seashore. The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral is 50 miles west of Orlando FL.
Orlando is a busy tourist getaway. As such, local residents often complain about traffic in peak seasons. Tourists are inclined to complain about long lines and delays at the carnivals and theme parks.
Things to do in Orlando
From live entertainment venues like SeaWorld Orlando, Walt Disney World and Discovery Cove and hundreds of theme park resorts like CoCo Key Water Resort, Orlando’s entertainment and hospitality industry never stops. The prestigious Universal Orlando Resorts with prominent Loews Hotels and notable theme parks like The Wizarding of Harry Potter not only provide top rated entertain but also treat visitors to first rate accommodations.
Newer attractions like the 400-foot tall Orlando Eye Ferris wheel, thrilling carnival rides and the dynamic electronic dance performers at Electric Daisy Carnival reflect Orlando’s festive culture.
Orlando’s eat, drink, sing, dance and play mindset is apparent everywhere. Imaginative entertainment can be found at include Hard Rock Orlando, the Legendary Burger at Hard Rock Café and Hard Rock Live Orlando’s 3,000 person concert venue. Universal CityWalk in Orlando offers culinary delights as well as thrills and chills for all family members.
Travelers come to absorb Orlando restaurants like Cheesecake Factory Orlando, the Brazilian steakhouse at Texas de Brazil and the Japanese Sushi Bars at Benihana. With the Mexican cuisine and backdrop at Agave Azul, Orlando is sure to make a memorable culinary impression.
Nightlife in Orlando has a rich musical tradition that fits seamlessly into Orlando’s culture. The Groove, the Beacham and Ono Nightclub are popular dance clubs where tourists and locals interact freely.
As would be expected at one of the world’s largest entertainment centers, Orlando is filled with fabulous upscale and discount outlets including Orlando Vineland Premium Outlet and Orlando International Premium Outlet. Shop until you drop at such elaborate malls as the Florida Mall or the Mall at Millennia or any of many others. All Orlando shopping malls offer a wide range of restaurant options.
For thrills, chills, and natural wonders, Orlando is home to dozens of theme parks and dazzling resorts. The Orlando Science Center, Legoland Orlando, the Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort, the Bluegreen Vacations Fountains, the mesmerizing Cirque du Soleil Orlando and Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa help Orlando draw millions of tourists annually.
Aquatica Orlando, Wet n Wild, and Fun Spot America Theme Parks Orlando provide thrills and amusement to children and adults alike. Most visitors to Orlando FL find it is impossible to experience the city in one visit and the city enjoys strong repeat traffic and a strong seasonal rental market.
Orlando would not be a leading entertainment center without a host of professional sports franchises. The NBA Orlando Magic, MLS Orlando City Soccer Club, and the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League are complimented by the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears who play home games on the ice at the Amway Center in hockey-happy Orlando.
Not all visitors to Orlando come for theme parks. Elaborate and challenging golf courses and facilities are powerful draws with dynamic tourist discounts and packages designed to attract and keep golfers in The City Beautiful.
Spring is peak season for Orlando’s trendy annual events. The Great Orlando Mixer kicks off the season and is followed by the Florida Film Festival, Fiesta in the Park, and The Florida Music Festival. The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival attracts thespians from around the globe.
Employment and Economy
With a favorable unemployment rate of 5.20% and job growth of 4.86% per year, Orlando offers a secure employment market that compares favorably to national statistics.
With more than 50,000 employees, Walt Disney World is the leading employer in Orlando. Adventist Health System, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Universal Studios Orlando are other major employers. Several other health related employers have more than 12,000 employees. Publix Supermarkets and JP Morgan Chase also have a huge presence in Orlando.
Orlando, FL Households
- Total Number of Households112,137
Family 60,969Non-family 51,168
Children 32,493No Children 79,644
- Average People Per Household2.48
- Median Household Income$51,757
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,207
Education in Orlando
Orlando’s Orange County Public School District (OCPS) spends about $10,422 per student per year. According to recent Orlando public school statistics, the student-teacher ratio is 17 -1. Public school students have access to diverse OCPS magnet school programs that allow concentrated studies in science, language, mathematics, or the arts. Special needs students in Orlando are eligible for McKay Scholarships to private schools in Orlando.
With more than 50,000 enrolled students, the University of Central Florida is the largest university in Orlando. Other prominent institutes of higher education include: the International Academy of Design and Technology, Everest University of South Orlando, Everest University of North Orlando, the Florida College of Integrative Medicine, and The Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences.
Orlando, FL Education Statistics
Tips for Renting in Orlando
In Orlando FL, it is against the law for landlords to discriminate against tenants. Similarly it is against the law for landlords to take punitive actions against tenants who notify the landlord of flawed conditions in the rental unit. This means landlords cannot raise the rent, shutoff utilities or lock the tenant from the property. Landlords who discriminate face serious charges and penalties, including reimbursing the tenant the equivalent of three-month’s rent.
Whether tenants move from New York, Chicago or any other location outside Florida to Orlando, they are required to register their cars in Florida within ten days after they commence work. Relocated tenants must provide proof or ownership with the auto’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and offer proof of Florida-based insurance. Florida registration can be accomplished at any DMV office in Florida.
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