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51 Apartments for rent in Sanford, FL

Last updated July 26 at 6:34AM
1911 Lake Markham Preserve Trail
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated July 20 at 1:13PM
7 Bedrooms
$10,000
2536 Princeton Avenue
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated July 22 at 9:53AM
1 Bedroom
$700
100 Boulder Ct
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated July 15 at 9:50AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,450
262 VENETIAN BAY CIRCLE
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated July 16 at 10:57AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,790
694 SHROPSHIRE LOOP
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated July 20 at 1:46PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
206 Clydesdale Circle
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated July 25 at 9:37AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,495
5308 Factors Walk Dr.
Savannah Park
Sanford, FL
Updated July 22 at 9:24AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
343 Carina Circle
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated July 22 at 9:24AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
1251 Long Oak Way
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated July 11 at 9:32AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
1829 Lacy Ln
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated June 27 at 5:56PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
729 Broadoak Loop
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated July 20 at 2:58PM
5 Bedrooms
$2,700
4987 MAPLE GLEN PLACE
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated July 13 at 11:47AM
5 Bedrooms
$4,250
170 WALNUT CREST RUN
Preserve at Lake Monroe
Sanford, FL
Updated July 12 at 10:56AM
6 Bedrooms
$2,100
5459 SANDY RIDGE COURT
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated July 20 at 3:54PM
3 Bedrooms
$2,550
401 S. MYRTLE AVE.
Sanford
Sanford, FL
Updated July 19 at 10:38AM
2 Bedrooms
$925
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City Guide
Sanford
Sanford Apartments

On the streets and along the rivers and lakes of Sanford, you will find shady oaks draped in Spanish moss, older architecture mixed with newer tourist developments, and a collection of scenes straight out of Kenny Chesney's music video, “Young.” It's a hometown worth looking around, and a way of life almost impossible to describe, but we’re gonna give it a shot anyway.

Transportation

The city limits of Sanford stretch out pretty far, and public transportation is pretty worthless when trying to get from one end of town to the other. If you dare to live here without a vehicle, you can attempt to get by on bus routes provided by Lynx, however, having a car, truck or motorcycle is strongly, strongly recommended. Traffic isn't too bad around here, though. Just beware of the high dollar toll roads and traffic along I-4, which gets pretty congested with Orlando-bound drivers.

Cost Of Living

Although apartment rental rates are low in Sanford, cost of living is still high. Car tags and insurance are ridiculously expensive, compared to other cities. Utility companies often require a couple hundred dollars for a deposit. Groceries are pricey as well, and, for some reason, locally grown produce is more expensive here than when it is sold up north. However, if you shop at Clemons for fresh fruits and vegetables, you will be able to find much better deals. For The Kids. Who needs Disneyland, when there's plenty of ways to entertain a kid right here in town? There's a great new playground at Fort Mellon Park, with a water park, twisting slides, and walking trails. There are about a million good places to swim and fish. Soccer fields and basketball courts can be found at parks throughout the area.

Neighborhoods

Central

Goldsboro Community: An urban neighborhood where people walk to where they need to go, where bicycles coast over to the river walk and the downtown area, and where great little soul food restaurants keep families full and happy. $ - $$$

Downtown: An art-drinking-live-music-country-cooking-river-lake-tropical-beach combo of a vibe, this area, located along the river walk, is the best downtown you could hope for in your hometown. There are Key West-style bars, English pubs, sports bars, drag and fashion shows, concert venues, night clubs, historic shops, theaters, art galleries, fancy seafood places and old-style country cooking... the list goes on, but you get the idea. Besides the typical downtown life, there is also a great farmers market, a marina, some beautiful waterfront parks, and Paw Park, the oldest off-leash dog park in central Florida. $$$

Southeast

Pinecrest: Old houses and air traffic noise. $

Dreamworld: Home to Fleaworld, the world's largest fleamarket, plus some nice apartments and single-family homes to rent, and few good fishing spots. $$

Midway: Surrounded by the airport, Lake Jesup and Lake Monroe, this is the perfect neighborhood for good fishing and cheap rentals. $

Cameron City: Bordered by the airport and Lake Jesup, with the Seminole State College of Florida nearby, this is a good neighborhood whether you like to spend your days studying, fishing, boating, or all of the above. There is a boat ramp in the area, plenty of public lakefront, and very affordable property to rent. Just watch out for them gators! $ - $$

Elder Springs: Right next door to the Seminole State College of Florida, with lots of small ponds and lakes and the Spring Hammock Preserve wrapping around the southern boundary. $$ - $$$

Northwest

Idyllwilde: Mobile homes, old houses, and the Crooms Academy of Information Technology. $

Lake Monroe: Fish off of the historic swinging bridge at Wayside Park, play a round of golf at Mayfair Country Club, grab a coffee, catch a movie, or just browse the shops at the Marketplace at Seminole Towne Center, or check out the Route 46 Entertainment District for night life and live music. $$$$

Sylvan Lake: City limit living, between the prestigious Heathrow Country Club and the Black Bear Wilderness Area, meaning there’s a ton of small lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers. For soccer fans, the park known as Sylvan Lake has become a soccer lover's dream, with a sports training facility and 6 soccer fields. $$$ - $$$$

Sanford is not Disneyland, it’s not Daytona Beach, and it's definitely not Miami. No plastic mansions or plastic people around here. Just a real, down-home town for real people. Enjoy.

-By Katy Comal

Rent Report
Sanford

July 2017 Sanford Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2017 Sanford Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sanford rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Sanford rents increase sharply over the past month

Sanford rents have increased 1.7% over the past month, and are up sharply by 8.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sanford stand at $930 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,120 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. Sanford's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 3.1%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Rents rising across cities in Florida

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Sanford, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Florida, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Florida as a whole has logged a 3.1% year-over-year growth. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, Pembroke Pines is the most expensive of all Florida's major cities outside the Orlando metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,390; 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 (-1.1%).
  • Gainesville, Pembroke Pines, and Tampa have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.6%, 4.2%, and 4.1%, respectively).

Sanford rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Sanford's median two-bedroom rent of $1,120 is below the national average of $1,150. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While Sanford's rents rose over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Houston (-2.8%) and San Francisco (-0.6%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Sanford than most large cities. Comparably, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,040, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Sanford.

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
Orlando $1,000 $1,200 0.9% 5.0%
Kissimmee $980 $1,170 0.4% 4.6%
Sanford $930 $1,120 1.7% 8.5%
Altamonte Springs $990 $1,190 0.3% 3.2%
Oviedo $1,240 $1,490 2.0% 2.4%
Winter Springs $1,060 $1,270 1.0% 6.8%
Winter Park $960 $1,150 -0.1% 4.6%
Maitland $1,040 $1,250 0.3% 2.6%
Lake Mary $1,320 $1,580 2.9% 12.8%

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.

Sanford Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Sanford ranks on:
D Overall satisfaction
C Safety and crime rate
C Jobs and career opportunities
C+ Recreational activities
B+ Affordability
B Quality of schools
A- Weather
F Commute time
A- State and local taxes
D Public transit
A+ Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Sanford from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Sanford renters expressed low satisfaction with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave a mix of above- and below-average scores.”

Key findings in Sanford include the following:

  • Sanford renters give their city a D overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated category for Sanford was its pet friendliness, which received an A+ score.
  • Renters were also satisfied with weather (A-), state and local taxes (A-), and affordability/cost of living (B+).
  • According to our results, renters were concerned with local job and career opportunities (C), safety (C), and access to parks and community events (C+).
  • Renters seemed most dissatisfied with access to public transit (D) and commute times (F).
  • Relative to other Florida cities, renters weren’t quite as satisfied as those in Kissimmee (C), Clermont (A), Lakeland (A), and Orlando (B).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.