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164 Apartments for rent in Fort Myers, FL

Last updated January 17 at 1:20pm UTC
Salamanca Pointe
6308 Panther Ln
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 12:06pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
Gulfstream Isles
1601 Red Cedar Dr
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 4:25am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
Sanibel Straits
16100 Myriad Lane
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 4:25am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
Portofino Cove
4180 Umbria Ln
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 12:13pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
Lexington Palms at the Forum
7500 Omni Ln
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 16 at 2:43pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
Venetian Apartments
4051 Regata Way
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 6:22am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
The Park at Murano
4757 Barkley Cir
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 1:01pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
Park at Positano
2719 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 1:16pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
Reflections Apartments
3891 Solomon Blvd
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 6:40am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
Laurels Apartment Homes
2346 Winkler Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 15 at 2:22pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
13971 Windrush Court
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 6:06am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3339 Antica ST
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 1:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
3225 E. RIverside Dr.
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 12:12pm UTC
1 Bedroom
1415 Dean St.
Downtown Fort Myers Historic District
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 9:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
2058 Grand Avenue
Fort Myers
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 9:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
5303 Summerlin RD
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 1:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
3756 Tilbor CIR
Veridian Lakes
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 1:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
2328 Unity AVE
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 1:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
10201 Glastonbury CIR
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 1:20pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
4122 Residence DR
Winkler Safe Neighborhood
Fort Myers, FL
Updated January 17 at 1:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
City Guide
Fort Myers
Deion Sanders Slept Here

Hurricanes, humidity, and Prime-Time Neon Deion be damned! You are moving to Fort Myers, Florida, a large, Gulf Coast city with resort roots. Now let’s get started on your apartment search so you’ll be ready for the next Category 4 to make landfall.

Fort Myers Livin’

It’s no wonder that Fort Myers, with its plentiful outdoor activities, beautiful views and tropical temperatures, developed largely as a resort city for wealthy snowbirds. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford summered here! Living in Fort Myers will put you close to both river recreation and ocean enjoyment. Not bad, huh?

Downtown Fort Myers straddles the Caloosahatchee River. This area, like many metropolitan areas has undergone a series of large-scale urban renewal projects to draw in urban residents. In addition to the shopping, restaurants and nightlife recently installed in the historic downtown, the waterfront area provides even more outdoor recreation with walks and parks along the scenic river.

You can’t talk about Fort Myers without talking about the weather. You’ll pay for your pleasantly warm and mild winters with extremely hot and humid summers, when afternoon thunderstorms happen almost daily. Oh yeah, and don’t forget about hurricane season.


Fort Myers is a decently large city, and the metropolitan area is even larger. With a large population and dense urban area, come higher crime rates. But, the dangerous areas in Fort Myers are well defined and pretty easy to avoid.


Let’s start downtown. As previously mentioned, there’s been a lot of redevelopment in the downtown area, and you can find a lot of great apartments and condos here. The downtown Fort Myers and Tamiami Trail area is also where you’ll find the best nightlife and restaurants in town (try the Wisteria Tea Room for a sublime afternoon experience). A little market even opened up here, so you’ll be able to go grocery shopping. However, downtown Fort Myers is surrounded by areas that are generally not well regarded. If you’re dead set on living a downtown lifestyle, stay in new construction, particularly on and around First Street, and avoid the less developed areas surrounding your apartment. Two bedrooms here generally range from $1000-1150.

North & South

So, you don’t want to live downtown. I hear you! The hustle and bustle and the proximity to some shady areas is not for you. And generally, you’ll get more bang for your buck away from the waterfront.

Now, let’s talk about north versus south. Not only are north and south Fort Myers characteristically different from each other, they are also separated by the broad expanse of the Caloosahatchee River. In general, North Fort Myers, the area across the river from downtown, is not as well-regarded overall as the rest of the city. However, you can find some safe and desirable neighborhoods in the north, you’ll just have to look harder. Two bedrooms here generally range from $600-750.

Fort Myers, south of the Tamiami Trail, also has some mixed reviews in terms of neighborhoods. Outside of downtown, the most desirable neighborhoods tend to be on the southwest waterfront area, particularly anything south of Colonial Boulevard, in the McGregor and Whiskey Creek neighborhoods. Two bedrooms here generally range from $800-950.

Avoid the areas north of Colonial Boulevard and west of Interstate 75 as much as possible, as these areas are considered some of the more dangerous parts of town. However, just east of Interstate 75 there are some great and safe neighborhoods with rentals. The far southeast portions of Fort Myers have a lot in the way of new development, which means better-maintained rentals. Two bedrooms here generally go for $750-900.

Rental Tips

Even though Fort Myers developed as a winter retreat, the installation of industry has given it a homey, residential feel. That means there are plenty of rentals available for long-term or future long-term residents.

However, just to be safe, try to start your apartment search in the off-season, during the late spring and early summer. During this time, the dearth of vacation renters drives prices down, and there will be more options available, particularly if you’re looking for waterfront property.

Flexible lease options are pretty common in the city, but many management companies will give you move-in specials and lower rental rates if you commit for the long-term. Background check and credit fees generally range from $25-50.

Getting Around

The rush hour commute in Fort Myers will be a big part of your new southeast Florida lifestyle. Because Fort Myers is so close to other metropolitan areas, there will be a lot of traffic in and out of downtown. Additionally, traffic over the bridges into North Fort Myers and Cape Coral can be a major headache. Most Fort Myers residents recommend living on the same side of the river as your employer, but if this is impossible, allow extra time for traveling, particularly from 6:30 to 9:00 in the morning and 4:30 to 7:00 in the evening.

LeeTran operates several fixed route bus lines and a beach trolley throughout Fort Myers and surrounding Lee County towns. Buses operate from 5:00 in the morning to 10:00 in the evening, with reduced service on weekends and holidays.

The Boston Red Sox make their Spring Home in Fort Meyers. This is a blessing for Sawx fans, and for local business. For traffic, accessibility, and general calm, not so much.

Rent Report
Fort Myers

January 2019 Fort Myers Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Fort Myers Rent Report. Fort Myers rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Fort Myers rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Fort Myers rents increase sharply over the past month

Fort Myers rents have increased 1.3% over the past month, and have increased significantly by 4.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Fort Myers stand at $910 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,130 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Fort Myers' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across cities in Florida

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Fort Myers, 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 1.7% 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 $2,410; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Cape Coral, where a two-bedroom goes for $1,110, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.9%).
  • Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.6%, 2.9%, and 2.6%, respectively).

Fort Myers rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased significantly in Fort Myers, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly. Fort Myers is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Fort Myers' median two-bedroom rent of $1,130 is slightly below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 4.3% increase in Fort Myers.
  • While Fort Myers' rents rose significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.3%), New York (+2.7%), and Denver (+2.5%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Fort Myers than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Fort Myers.

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.

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.


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

Apartment List has released Fort Myers’ 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 Myers renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories near-average scores."

Key Findings in Fort Myers include the following:

  • Fort Myers renters gave their city a B- overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Fort Myers were state and local taxes (B+) and safety and low crime rate (B).
  • The areas of concern to Fort Myers renters are recreational activities (F), social life (D), public transit (D), commute time (D), affordability (D) and jobs and career opportunities (D).
  • Fort Myers earned similar scores compared to other cities in Florida like Miami (C+), Jacksonville (B-), Orlando (C) and Tampa (B).
  • Fort Myers did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Tucson (D) and Philadelphia (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