437 Apartments for rent in Cape Coral, FL

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Last updated November 23 at 6:16pm UTC
1221 SE 46th LN
Caloosahatchee
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 23 at 11:16am UTC
1 Bedroom
$895
4411 SW 19th Ave
Pelican
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 23 at 5:54pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
2838 Nw 3rd Pl
Mariner
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 23 at 10:22am UTC
Studio
$14,900
1012 SW 54th LN
Pelican
Cape Coral, FL
Updated October 26 at 2:35am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
1119 SE 34th ST
Caloosahatchee
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 3 at 2:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
2231 SW 12th AVE
Trafalgar
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 23 at 11:09am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
3935 Country Club BLVD
Caloosahatchee
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 23 at 11:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
4133 Andalusia BLVD
Jacaranda
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 23 at 11:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
2133 SW 43rd LN
Pelican
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 23 at 11:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
904 El Dorado PKY W
Pelican
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 14 at 9:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,900
2936 SW 39th Terrace
Pelican
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 23 at 9:36am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
2701 SW 37th ST
Pelican
Cape Coral, FL
Updated August 15 at 5:37am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$5,464
3006 SW 1st AVE
Pelican
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 14 at 9:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
5117 Atlantic CT
Caloosahatchee
Cape Coral, FL
Updated October 27 at 2:00am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
5305 SW 10th AVE
Pelican
Cape Coral, FL
Updated August 15 at 5:37am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$6,800
1243 NW 22nd AVE
Mariner
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 23 at 11:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
512 SW 31st TER
Pelican
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 23 at 11:14am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1311 SW 40th TER
Pelican
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 22 at 5:48pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
2348 NW 38th PL
Burnt Store
Cape Coral, FL
Updated November 15 at 2:01am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
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City Guide
Cape Coral
Moving to Cape Coral

Whether you're looking for apartment complexes or rental homes in Cape Coral, you're sure to find something to suit your lifestyle. Its wide variety of apartment homes includes a large number of studio apartment units, one-bedroom apartments for rent and substantially larger units as well, so you'll have plenty to choose from. This is Florida, so don't expect bargain prices, and be prepared to pay first and last month's rent, plus a hefty security deposit of a couple hundred dollars. The good news, however, is that some landlords will be happy to bargain with you, and they may even waive that last month's down payment altogether.

Is there really a renter's season in Florida? The answer is yes -- and no. The snowbirds (these are second home owners who come south to escape the winter, hence the nickname) typically come down during the late fall and winter months and leave during the late spring; but most of them own their homes, so they don't really affect rentals all that much. Because of the fantastic climate, there's tourism all year in Florida, but lots of folks still make it a summer destination, so expect to see more people out and about during the summer months. Again, this shouldn't affect rental prices or availability too much, unless the property is advertised as a vacation rental as well.

Neighborhoods in Cape Coral

The main commercial drags in town are Del Prado Boulevard, Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral Parkway and Pine Island Road, so if you want to be close to stores and service providers, it's a good idea to look for rental properties near these areas. Otherwise, here are a few of the most popular residential areas:

Southwest Cape Coral: In the area between Cape Coral Parkway and Cape Harbor, you'll find a large number of apartment complexes, townhouses and condos, as well as rental homes. Plus, it's located near all the amenities, including Walmart Supercenter, Walmart Family Market, Publix Supermarket and Kohl's, so it's a great place to start looking.

Southeast: In the area around the Cape Coral Yacht Club, you'll find some beautifully appointed townhouses, condos and apartment rentals.

Gloriana Canal: Also known as Unit 64, this neighborhood has beautiful tropically-landscaped homes, many on waterfront lots.

Summerville Loop: This area features a number of beautiful homes for sale at a variety of prices.

Southeast: From 12th to 18th Avenues, you'll find a variety of house rentals throughout the year, many with beautiful large lawns. Plus, this area is just a few minutes away from Walmart Supercenter, Target, Publix and Dunkin' Donuts, so you can get a quick doughnut fix whenever you need it.

Living in Cape Coral

With 355 days of sunshine a year, what else can you say about the climate? Oh, wait -- there's also 145 days and 54 inches of precipitation a year; but don't forget, this is Florida, and most of those passing rain storms only last a few minutes and then evaporate into thin air, leaving you refreshed and ready for the next round of sun. During the summer months, temperatures can get into the mid-90s, so you'll be grateful for those bursts of rain; and with all that sunshine, who's complaining?

Cape Coral has a great public transportation system, LeeTran, which offers bus service throughout the city and into Fort Myers (less than 10 miles away). Nevertheless, this city covers a big area, so it helps to have your own wheels down here. Plus, it's hard to get out of the rain when you're waiting for a bus.

If you want to get an idea of what Cape Coral is really all about, your first stop should be The Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve a stunning natural sanctuary featuring hiking trails through mangrove forests, native wildlife and untouched wetlands. You'll also find a lovely boardwalk that stretches alongside the picturesque Caloosahatchee River, where you can rent a kayak for the day.

Want to have a boatload of fun? Visit the Cape Coral Yacht Club. It offers great boat docks, a beach, tennis courts, a fishing pier and a superb restaurant. Plus, the fishing is really good in this area, and you'll catch your quota of snook, sea trout and redfish before sundown.

Speaking of fish, somewhere around Misto Bar and Grill the fish must be biting, because there's always a deliciously fresh seafood dish, as well as steaks, chops, roast duckling and a scarpariello that will keep you coming back again and again. If you're in the mood for casual comfort food, head on over to Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, where you can enjoy specialty pies with toppings such as fennel sausage, gorgonzola, San Marzano tomatoes and marinated eggplant.

To paraphrase Jimmy Buffett, it's always five o'clock somewhere in Florida when it comes to bars, and one locals' favorite is Bubba's Roadhouse & Saloon, a friendly, low-key place where you'll likely as not find peanut shells on the floor, as well as great drink specials, an awesome beer list, good pub grub and live entertainment.

If your idea of tee time means clubs and balls instead of china pots and cups, then you're going to love Cape Coral's many golf courses, including the one at Palmetto-Pine Country Club, a lush, landscaped golfer's paradise where you'll find a championship course designed by Arthur Hills. Another winner is Royal Tee Golf Club, where you'll find a semi-private 27-hole course that includes 50 acres of pristine lakes and natural wetlands.

For a great many reasons, Florida is perceived by more than a few folks as something of a paradise, and Cape Coral encapsulates all of those reasons. With its casual, low-key, friendly vibe, its thriving business community and its beautiful waterfront vistas, it has a lot to offer, especially if your idea of a good time includes sunny, white sand beaches and miles of oceanfront property.

Rent Report
Cape Coral

November 2017 Cape Coral Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Cape Coral Rent Report. Cape Coral rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Cape Coral rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Cape Coral rents declined over the past month

Cape Coral rents have declined 0.8% over the past month, but are up moderately by 2.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Cape Coral stand at $910 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,130 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Cape Coral's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.5%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across cities in Florida

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Cape Coral, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Florida, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 3.5% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Pembroke Pines is the most expensive of all Florida's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,380; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Miami, where a two-bedroom goes for $1,350, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.2%).
  • Orlando, St. Petersburg, and Port St. Lucie have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.4%, 5.8%, and 5.8%, respectively).

Cape Coral rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Cape Coral, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Cape Coral is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Cape Coral's median two-bedroom rent of $1,130 is slightly below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 2.1% rise in Cape Coral.
  • While Cape Coral's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including DC (-0.6%) and New York (-0.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Cape Coral than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Cape Coral.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

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Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

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Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

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