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Renting a cheap apartment in Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs, FL is 20 miles away from Fort Lauderdale in the panhandle of Southeast Florida. Close to beaches and enveloped by the sun an average of 244 days a year, Coral Springs is a delightful town that is close in size to Fort Lauderdale, but still retains a “small town” feel. It’s so well-liked, in fact, that Money magazine named it 44th on its annual list of “Best Places to Live”.
The Coral Springs weather is one reason for its popularity. From June through August, average high temperatures hover around 92°F, while winters are very mild, with an average temperature between December and February at 58°F.
Cost of Living in Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs is affordable for residents or newcomers who want to soak in all the sun and fun of Southern Florida. The cost of living here is lower than in and nearby Fort Lauderdale.
The cost of utilities like water, electricity, and garbage disposal is much lower than the national average for a 915-square-foot apartment—expect to pay around $140 per month, on average. With utilities that affordable, the $3.50 for a morning Cappuccino or a $50 three-course meal for two doesn’t seem that high.
The Broward County Transit (BCT) system provides public transportation around Coral Springs and its vicinity, such as in Fort Lauderdale. Regular one-way BCT fares are $1 for youngsters under 12, senior adults, and college students, and $2 for all others. Monthly, weekly, and 3-day passes are also available at a discounted rate. Within the town of Coral Springs, public transit is provided by the Community Bus, which is an outreach of the BCT system. Fares for the Community Bus are only ¢50.
Living in Coral Springs, FL
WalletHub called Coral Springs its No. 60 pick on its list of “Best Cities in Florida” in 2016. Coral Springs, FL is listed second on CreditDonkey.com’s roll call of the “Best Cities to Live in Florida,” due to numerous factors, like short commute times, a good number of restaurants per capita, and the low risk of violent crime. One big risk of living in any part of Florida is the likelihood of hurricanes, and Coral Springs is close enough to the coast that forecasters predict a major hurricane every 10 years in the region.
Things to do in Coral Springs
Playing outside in nature is one of the top things to do in Coral Springs. The Tall Cypress Natural Area is one place to observe nature, including canopies of cypress trees and wildflowers. Butterflies, small reptiles, and even alligators make the land their home, but a 2,000-foot elevated boardwalk and a trail encourage visitors to observe the wildlife. The 180-acre Coral Springs Sportsplex is an enormous aquatic facility and outdoor park, featuring 4 swimming pools, a water playground for the kids, a tennis complex, a dog park, and the Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital. An educational and fun thing to do with kids in Coral Springs is taking them to the Sawgrass Nature Center, where more than 700 rescued animals are cared for every year. The Center also hosts school groups and holds summer wilderness camps.
The historical Covered Bridge was the first structure built in the city, and for culture in Coral Springs, the Coral Springs Museum of Art is a repository for modern works of Florida artists. The Coral Springs Center for the Arts brings in 200,000 visitors per year for music, dance, and theatrical performances. For shoppers, the Coral Springs Mall is recently renovated and offers an air-conditioned respite from the heat, while “The Walk” is an open-air shopping center with restaurants and retail.
Employment and Economy
Coral Springs’ employment outlook is positive and likely to continue growing. Major employers in Coral Springs include Broward Health Coral Springs, Broward County Public Schools and the City of Coral Springs. Coral Springs commuters can drive into Fort Lauderdale for opportunities in the bigger city’s companies, such as Motorola, AutoNation, and National Beverage Corporation, among others. Fort Lauderdale is one of the biggest manufacturing homes for yachts in the country, and is populated with more than 100 marinas and 40,000 boats. A resident of Coral Springs interested in a nautical career would have a short drive into Fort Lauderdale for work.
Education in Coral Springs
Coral Springs schools are part of the Broward County Public Schools, and include Coral Springs High School and Coral Springs Elementary. Although the public schools don’t have any national rankings, they have excellent reputations among residents. For higher education, Broward College has a satellite campus, the Coral Springs Academic Center, in town. Nearby Fort Lauderdale is home to The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, a University of Phoenix satellite campus, and Jersey College, as well as a satellite campus of Florida Atlantic University.
Tips for Renting in Coral Springs
One unique characteristic of renting in Coral Springs (and in all Florida rentals) is that any resident who owns a waterbed must also carry liability insurance on the bed, and the policy for the bed must be in the landlord’s name. Overall, renters’ rights in Coral Springs are the same as they are throughout the country, such as the right to rent without discrimination based on gender, race, or ethnicity.
Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Coral Springs, FL? With RentCafe, finding an affordable apartment in Coral Springs, FL has never been easier. We feature 115 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Coral Springs, FL average. What is a cheap rent in Coral Springs, FL? The average apartment rent in Coral Springs is $2,416 per month so any rental south of $1,933 would be considered cheap here. On RentCafe, Coral Springs, FL rents go as low as $776/mo.