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1,212 Apartments for rent in Fort Myers, FL

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Check out 1,212 verified apartments for rent in Fort Myers, FL with rents starting as low as $750. Some apartments for rent in Fort Myers might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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48 Units Available
Legacy Gateway
10900 Legacy Gateway Circle
Fort Myers, FL | Waterman Daniels
1 Bedroom
$1,379
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,599
1267 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,945
1509 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 08:01 AM
Legacy Gateway Apartments is located by the affluent Gateway suburb of Fort Myers, Florida. This sprawling community includes lakes and preserves across 29 scenic acres.
Verified
27 Units Available
The Fountains at Forestwood
1735 Brantley Rd
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$933
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,110
866 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:42 AM
Loft-style luxury apartments in the heart of Fort Myers. Community has 24-hour gym, jogging trails on the lake and a resort-style swimming pool. Perfect location close to I-75 and nearby shops and dining.
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6 Units Available
Laurels Apartment Homes
2346 Winkler Ave
Fort Myers, FL | Winkler Safe Neighborhood
1 Bedroom
$1,050
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:42 AM
Our community offers one, two and three bedroom townhomes and apartments for rent in Fort Myers with numerous amenities throughout. Washer and dryer appliances are included in every home as well as brushed nickel fixtures and stylish new flooring.
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22 Units Available
The Edison Apartments
5015 Mina Cir
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,395
889 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,765
1214 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,965
1348 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:42 AM
The Edison offers Brand New Apartment Homes for rent in Fort Myers, FL. Located near the intersection of I-75 and Colonial Boulevard, The Edison Apartments is well-positioned to reap the benefits of proximity to everything Fort Myers has to offer.
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6 Units Available
Brantley Pines
1801 Brantley Rd
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,069
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,312
994 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,561
1256 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:42 AM
Located in Fort Myers, Florida, Brantley Pines offers luxurious one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes with washers and dryers, private entrances, and the modern conveniences that you've come to expect.
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9 Units Available
81 West
12810 Cypress Cape Circle
Fort Myers, FL | Pelican Preserve
1 Bedroom
$1,394
886 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
1155 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1430 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:05 AM
Choose your one, two or three bedroom apartment for rent in Fort Myers, FL, and quickly fall in love with where you live.
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6 Units Available
Cypress West
6308 Panther Ln
Fort Myers, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,199
1154 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:49 AM
Live the south Florida lifestyle at Cypress West Apartments. Our newly renovated community boasts upgraded features throughout our two bedroom floor plans like plank flooring, new cabinetry, granite countertops and so much more.
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6 Units Available
Promenade at Reflection Lakes
7861 Reflection Cove Dr
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,080
812 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,315
1083 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1290 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:04 AM
Centrally located in South Fort Myers, The Promenade at Reflection Lakes offers easy access to U.S. 41, Interstate 75, and Southwest Florida International Airport. Plus fine shopping, dining, and entertainment is just minutes away.
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303 Units Available
The Grove at Portofino Vineyards
19093 Cresenzo Ct
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,270
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,545
1037 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
1256 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:27 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Grove at Portofino Vineyards in Fort Myers. View photos, descriptions and more!
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25 Units Available
Portofino Cove
4180 Umbria Ln
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,150
858 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,448
977 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,587
1145 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:48 AM
This is your invitation to convenient, comfortable living in Fort Myers, Florida.
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23 Units Available
Coral Pointe at the Forum
3100 Champion Ring Rd
Fort Myers, FL | Forum
1 Bedroom
$1,305
623 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,415
1086 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1290 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:48 AM
A charming, pet-friendly community near restaurants, schools and parks. On-site gated paw parks, dog wash station, luxury pool and fire pit. Apartments provide a washer and dryer, detached garages, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets.
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28 Units Available
Venetian Apartments
4051 Regata Way
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,110
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,404
1082 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,586
1268 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:02 AM
Now Offering In-Person and Virtual Tours by Appointment! Picture-perfect living at Venetian Apartments, naturally sophisticated apartments in a prime location by Colonial Blvd, and Interstate 75 in Fort Myers.
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24 Units Available
Murano at Three Oaks
17167 Three Oaks Parkway
Fort Myers, FL
Studio
$1,299
610 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,350
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,599
1064 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:10 AM
*** Immediate move-ins available! *** Visit us onsite for a tour! Lease and move in by 11/15 to receive 2 months free rent, waived standard deposit (with approved application) and $275 holds your apartment! Details apply.
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26 Units Available
Millennium
9505 Blackwood Cir
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,294
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,560
1070 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,830
1197 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:08 AM
Our story begins with spacious one, two and three bedroom floor plans that feature chef-inspired kitchens with custom cabinetry and granite countertops.
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12 Units Available
The Edge Apartments
4795 Cypress Gardens Loop
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,199
883 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,475
1114 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 06:32 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Edge Apartments in Fort Myers. View photos, descriptions and more!
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8 Units Available
Cypress Legends
3247 Forum Blvd
Fort Myers, FL | Forum
1 Bedroom
$1,085
862 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,320
1180 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1396 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:50 AM
Live in luxury at Cypress Legends at the Forum. At Cypress Legends we offer quality, comfort and remarkable services. Conveniently located near abundant shopping, dining and schools, Cypress Legends allows for quick access to Dr.
Verified
12 Units Available
Mirage Bay Rental Townhomes
14401 Metro Parkway
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,195
822 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,475
1271 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:37 AM
DISTINCTIVE FORT MYERS, FL APARTMENTS Youre invited to experience everything youve ever wanted in a home at Mirage Bay Apartments.
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16 Units Available
The Corals
7310 Penzance Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,010
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,160
1175 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 06:17 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Corals in Fort Myers. View photos, descriptions and more!
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63 Units Available
Town Village Walk Luxury Apartments
7922 Dani Drive
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,389
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,613
1027 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,061
1268 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:26 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Town Village Walk Luxury Apartments in Fort Myers. View photos, descriptions and more!
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160 Units Available
The Reef at Winkler
3251 Winkler Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,635
1170 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,935
1292 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:26 AM
LUXURY AT YOUR COMMAND Discover the advantages of Southwest Florida’s first smart community featuring new luxury apartments in Fort Myers, FL that make your daily life easier with home automation technology.
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113 Units Available
Decorum
9851 Decorum Dr
Fort Myers, FL
Studio
$1,235
638 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,379
860 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,516
1106 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:26 AM
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available. Call us today for more information! Decorum defines the new standard for high-style design, luxurious features, and a relaxing atmosphere.
Verified
24 Units Available
Grand Central
4910 Silver Gate Lane
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,380
856 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,570
1290 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:26 AM
We are now welcoming virtual and self-guided tours by appointment only. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment.
Verified
16 Units Available
Coastal Village
19401 Skidmore Way
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$2,236
1385 sqft
Last updated June 2 at 06:06 PM
Coastal Village in Fort Myers, Florida is everything off campus was meant to be - freedom, modern facilities, resort style amenities and full-service support designed just for students.
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18 Units Available
Spectra
5500 Spectra Circle
Fort Myers, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,371
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,562
1079 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 05:25 AM
Resort-inspired community of plush 1-3 bedroom apartment homes in Fort Myers. Residents enjoy access to a range of amenities, including an outdoor sundeck with grill station and recreation park with nature trails.

Median Rent in Fort Myers

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Fort Myers is $889, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,075.
Studio
$1,036
1 Bed
$889
2 Beds
$1,075
3+ Beds
$1,284
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The median rent in Fort Myers is $1,036 for a studio, $889 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,075 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Fort Myers?
In Fort Myers, the median rent is $1,036 for a studio, $889 for a 1-bedroom, $1,075 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,284 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Fort Myers, check out our monthly Fort Myers Rent Report.
How much is rent in Fort Myers?
In Fort Myers, the median rent is $1,036 for a studio, $889 for a 1-bedroom, $1,075 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,284 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Fort Myers, check out our monthly Fort Myers Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Fort Myers?
You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Fort Myers by using the cheap apartments filter or you can search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Fort Myers?
You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Fort Myers by using the cheap apartments filter or you can search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Fort Myers?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Fort Myers apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Fort Myers?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Fort Myers apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Fort Myers properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Fort Myers properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Fort Myers?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Fort Myers.
How much should I pay for rent in Fort Myers?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Fort Myers.
How can I find off-campus housing in Fort Myers?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Fort Myers. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College, and Hodges University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Fort Myers?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Fort Myers. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College, and Hodges University.

Median Rent in Fort Myers

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Fort Myers is $889, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,075.
Studio
$1,036
1 Bed
$889
2 Beds
$1,075
3+ Beds
$1,284

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.

Deion Sanders Slept Here
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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 Livin’
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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.

Neighborhoods

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.

Downtown

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.

Neighborhoods
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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.

Downtown

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.

Rental Tips
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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.

Getting Around
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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.

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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.

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 Livin’
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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.

Neighborhoods

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.

Downtown

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.

Neighborhoods
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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.

Downtown

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.

Rental Tips
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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.

Getting Around
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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

November 2020 Fort Myers Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2020 Fort Myers Rent Report. Fort Myers rents declined 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 declined slightly over the past month

Fort Myers rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 0.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Fort Myers stand at $890 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,076 for a two-bedroom. Fort Myers' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.8%, but exceeds the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across cities in Florida

    Throughout the past year, rent decreases have been occurring not just in the city of Fort Myers, but across many other cities in the state. Rents have dropped in 1 of the largest 10 cities in Florida for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -0.8% 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, Miami is the most expensive of all Florida's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,580; of the 10 largest Florida cities that we have data for, 7 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Orlando experiencing the fastest decline (-5.8%).
    • Port St. Lucie, Jacksonville, and Tampa have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.3%, 1.8%, and 1.3%, respectively).

    Fort Myers rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen moderately in Fort Myers, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Fort Myers is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Fort Myers' median two-bedroom rent of $1,076 is slightly below the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 0.9% decline in Fort Myers.
    • While rents in Fort Myers fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Detroit (+3.5%) and Phoenix (+3.3%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Fort Myers than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,467, which is more than twice 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.

    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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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.

    Read More

    November 2020 Fort Myers Rent Report

    Welcome to the November 2020 Fort Myers Rent Report. Fort Myers rents declined 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.

    View full Rent Report

    November 2020 Fort Myers Rent Report

    Welcome to the November 2020 Fort Myers Rent Report. Fort Myers rents declined 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 declined slightly over the past month

    Fort Myers rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 0.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Fort Myers stand at $890 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,076 for a two-bedroom. Fort Myers' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.8%, but exceeds the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across cities in Florida

      Throughout the past year, rent decreases have been occurring not just in the city of Fort Myers, but across many other cities in the state. Rents have dropped in 1 of the largest 10 cities in Florida for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -0.8% 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, Miami is the most expensive of all Florida's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,580; of the 10 largest Florida cities that we have data for, 7 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Orlando experiencing the fastest decline (-5.8%).
      • Port St. Lucie, Jacksonville, and Tampa have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.3%, 1.8%, and 1.3%, respectively).

      Fort Myers rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have fallen moderately in Fort Myers, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Fort Myers is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Fort Myers' median two-bedroom rent of $1,076 is slightly below the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 0.9% decline in Fort Myers.
      • While rents in Fort Myers fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Detroit (+3.5%) and Phoenix (+3.3%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Fort Myers than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,467, which is more than twice 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.

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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
      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

      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 rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      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...

      View full Fort Myers Renter Survey

      Here’s how Fort Myers ranks on:

      B-
      Overall satisfaction
      B
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      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

      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 rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.