When to move
The best time to move is in the cooler months. Florida is known for its hot sunshine and humidity. Summer temperatures average 81 degrees, but will feel more like 100 with the humidity from the coast. The winter months are more pleasant for moving, with an average temperature of 41 degrees.
Most condos and apartments for rent in Elfers don't allow pets, so if you're bringing Fido and Fluffy, you may need some stellar references for your furry friends. You'll also need vet records or bills to show they have had all of their shots. Some places will make an exception if your pet doesn't fall under a certain risk category. For example, pit bulls are considered a safety risk, where a Dotson is not. Some apartment rentals only look at the size of the pet to determine if he / she can move in with you.
Most apartments are fairly affordable in Elfers, but if you can find all-bills-paid apartments, you'll save more money. Also, the cost of living is 11 percent lower than Florida's state average, allowing you to spend more money on the things you actually enjoy. There are great job opportunities here, but most workers commute to nearby cities, with the average travel time being 31 minutes -- 10 percent higher than the state average.
The great area of Elfers offers a variety of neighborhoods for you to move into. You'll find some of the cheapest rental rates in the state and some pricier options with waterfront views and beach access. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Fern Glen Street: Not only will you find some of the cheapest rental rates here, but Fern Glen has one of the lowest crimes rates in the area.
Citrus Park: With only 40 residents and seclusion from main roads, this neighborhood is quieter than others. The average rental prices vary, depending on how big the space is.
Citrus Terrace: Citrus Terrace is quickly becoming popular with residents and has seen a population growth of 17 percent in the last year. Madison Restaurant is right in this neighborhood, so you'll have a great option for dinner when no one wants to cook.
Colonial Hills: You'll find over 2,000 people living here, making it bigger and busier than other areas in town, but closer to amenities than anywhere else and slightly cheaper too. Plus, there's easier access to main roads.
Eastwood Acres: Located next to Highway 19, the rental rates are a little higher here, but still affordable, which means easier commuting, but also more noise due to the traffic being so close to residents.
There's tons of stuff to do when you're not outside soaking up the sun or swimming in a fancy pool, like shopping at one of the 20 stores available, or eating at one of the 20 dining locations. You can also visit movie theaters and art galleries to cater to your inner artist and expand your cultural knowledge. Try strolling through one of the two public parks available (Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens or Eagle Pointe Park just a little farther away), or finding a great read at the public library and bookstores. No matter what your interest or hobby is, you'll be sure to find ways to enjoy them, and with such a friendly community, your social calendar will be full before you even finish unpacking.
Elfers is one of the most popular places for renters in Florida, and there's no wonder as to why. If this sounds like the place for you, we can help you to find the perfect renting location that meets all your wants and needs.