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565 Apartments for rent in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Last updated April 25 at 6:06pm UTC
3841 Environ Blvd #131
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Updated April 25 at 6:06pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
610 W LAS OLAS BL #413N
Sailboat Bend
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Updated April 25 at 6:06pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
1101 RIVER REACH DR #302
Tarpon River
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Updated April 25 at 6:06pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
2001 N Ocean Blvd #402
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Updated April 25 at 6:06pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,900
3015 N Ocean Blvd
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Updated April 25 at 6:05pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
64 Isle Of Venice Dr
Hendricks and Venice Isles
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Updated April 25 at 6:05pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,200
511 SE 5th Ave
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Updated April 25 at 6:05pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
520 SE 5th Ave
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Updated April 25 at 6:05pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
452 SW 4th Ave
Tarpon River
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Updated April 25 at 6:04pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
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City Guide
Fort Lauderdale
It’s called “the water,” not “the ocean”.

As with any urban center situated near the water, the numero uno rule in real estate is that the closer you get to it, the higher your rent will be. The second rule is that if you want to live in a city where lots of other people want to live, you’re going to have to pay for it. If, knowing these things, you’re still set on finding your little slice of beachy paradise in Ft. Lauderdale, it can definitely be done.

Neighborhoods

Las Olas Boulevard transverses the city’s eastern canal system, running from the water west into downtown and is home to the city’s nightlife. Upscale shopping, four-star restaurants and clubs line this boulevard. You can also rent a luxury two-bedroom condo in the downtown end of Las Olas Boulevard starting at around $1500. The commercial and financial center of Fort Lauderdale plays host to a growing multitude of high-rise condominium developments. For urban dwellers who want to stay connected to the city’s nightlife, downtown might just be your place. Few houses are available here, but proximity to amenities – such as the beach, which is only 10 minutes away – makes up for what you lack in space to stretch. Nearby Victoria Park is considered a good compromise between downtown and Las Olas locations.

Areas like Plantation, Davie, Weston, and Coral Springs puts you about 15 minutes from the action. Areas here are more suburban. They come filled with Starbucks and strip malls, but you can get one bedroom apartments for around $1000/month or single family homes starting at around $2000. Roomshares in three and four bed homes are also more of an option here and, if you’re willing to embrace that kind of living arrangement or are moving to town with friends, you can get your rent down to around $500 a month. This is by far the best option, so I’m suggesting (telling) you bring (drag) your friends.

In Wilton Manors and Oakland Park, the same money will get you quite a bit more space. Here, $1000 will get you a small studio in a nice building, a two bedroom townhouse will ring in around $1400, and a three bedroom home at around $2300.

Think tranquil traffic thoughts.

Cars are by far the top choice. Be sure to see if a parking spot is included in your rent. Broward County Transit also provides a moderately-priced bus system, and Sun Trolley operates four or five routes in Fort Lauderdale proper that will mostly shuttle you up and down Las Olas Boulevard and from hotels to the beach and back.

Happy Hunting!

Rent Report
Fort Lauderdale

April 2018 Fort Lauderdale Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Fort Lauderdale Rent Report. Fort Lauderdale rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Fort Lauderdale rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Fort Lauderdale rents held steady over the past month

Fort Lauderdale rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 2.5% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Fort Lauderdale stand at $1,140 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,440 for a two-bedroom. Fort Lauderdale's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.9%, but exceeds the national average of 2.0%.

Rents rising across the Miami Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Fort Lauderdale, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Miami metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Miami Beach has the least expensive rents in the Miami metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,280; the city has also seen rents fall by 5.7% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Miami Beach has the least expensive rents in the Miami metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,280; additionally, the city has seen rent growth of 0.7% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Pembroke Pines has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Miami metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,410; rents fell 0.1% over the past month but rose 1.6% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Fort Lauderdale

As rents have increased moderately in Fort Lauderdale, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Fort Lauderdale is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with Florida as a whole logging rent growth of 2.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 5.1% in Tampa and 3.2% in Jacksonville.
  • Fort Lauderdale's median two-bedroom rent of $1,440 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 2.5% rise in Fort Lauderdale.
  • While Fort Lauderdale's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Los Angeles (+3.1%), Houston (+2.8%), and San Francisco (+1.4%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Fort Lauderdale than most large cities. For example, Memphis has a median 2BR rent of $820, where Fort Lauderdale is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

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.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Miami $1,070 $1,350 -0.2% 0.7%
Hialeah $1,090 $1,390 0.3% 4.4%
Fort Lauderdale $1,140 $1,440 0.0% 2.5%
Pembroke Pines $1,900 $2,410 -0.1% 1.6%
Hollywood $1,100 $1,400 -0.1% 1.0%
West Palm Beach $1,070 $1,350 0.4% 2.5%
Pompano Beach $1,140 $1,450 0.0% 0.2%
Miami Beach $1,010 $1,280 0.7% -5.7%
Boca Raton $1,430 $1,810 0.1% 0.8%
Deerfield Beach $1,200 $1,520 -0.4% 3.5%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

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

Methodology:

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.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

Fort Lauderdale Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Fort Lauderdale ranks on:
B- Overall satisfaction
A- Safety and crime rate
C+ Jobs and career opportunities
B+ Recreational activities
C+ Affordability
B+ Quality of schools
B Social Life
A- Weather
B Commute time
A State and local taxes
B- Public transit
C+ Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Fort Lauderdale’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Fort Lauderdale renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above-average and average scores."

Key Findings in Fort Lauderdale include the following:

  • Fort Lauderdale renters gave their city a B- overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Fort Lauderdale were state and local taxes (A), safety and low crime rate (A-) and weather (A-).
  • The areas of concern to Fort Lauderdale renters are pet-friendliness, jobs and career opportunities, and affordability, which all received grades of C+.
  • Fort Lauderdale millennials are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B-, while renters who are parents are less satisfied, giving it a C+.
  • Fort Lauderdale earned similar scores compared to other cities in Florida like Jacksonville (B-), Miami (C+) and Saint Petersburg (B-), but earned lower marks than Tampa (B) and Hollywood (B+).
  • Fort Lauderdale did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Tucson (D) and Indianapolis (C+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.