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117 Apartments for rent in Sanford, FL

Last updated April 25 at 8:03pm UTC
Sanford, FL
Updated April 25 at 10:04am UTC
4 Bedrooms
1316 W. 12th St.
Sanford, FL
Updated April 25 at 10:02am UTC
4 Bedrooms
482 Carina Cir
Sanford, FL
Updated April 25 at 10:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Sanford, FL
Updated April 24 at 2:15am UTC
4 Bedrooms
200 Driftwood Lane North
Sanford, FL
Updated April 22 at 4:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3221 San Jacinto Circle
Sanford, FL
Updated April 21 at 9:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1132 S. Pine Ridge Circle
Sanford, FL
Updated April 21 at 9:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
209 Wilton Circle
Hidden Lake
Sanford, FL
Updated April 21 at 9:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Sanford, FL
Updated April 20 at 10:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
174 Venetian Bay Circle
Sanford, FL
Updated April 20 at 10:09am UTC
3 Bedrooms
320 Bella Rosa Cir
Sanford, FL
Updated April 20 at 1:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Sanford, FL
Updated April 19 at 9:58am UTC
4 Bedrooms
Sanford, FL
Updated April 25 at 1:52pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
1522 Travertine Ter
Sanford, FL
Updated April 24 at 9:54am UTC
3 Bedrooms
400 Wilson Pl Dr
Sanford, FL
Updated April 21 at 2:00am UTC
3 Bedrooms
222 Arbor Lakes Circle
Sanford, FL
Updated April 20 at 10:15am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Sanford, FL
Updated April 20 at 10:09am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3632 Speckled Way
Sanford, FL
Updated April 22 at 11:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Sanford, FL
Updated April 20 at 10:17am UTC
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City Guide
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.


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.



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. $$$


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. $$ - $$$


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

April 2018 Sanford Rent Report

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

Sanford rents increase sharply over the past month

Sanford rents have increased 0.9% over the past month, and are up sharply by 6.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sanford stand at $940 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 December of last year. Sanford's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.9%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

Rents rising across the Orlando Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Sanford, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Orlando 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.

  • Orlando proper has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,250, while one-bedrooms go for $1,050.
  • Over the past year, Winter Springs is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,250, while one-bedrooms go for $1,050.
  • Sanford has the least expensive rents in the Orlando metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,130; rents increased 0.9% over the past month and 6.6% over the past year.
  • Oviedo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Orlando metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,510; rents fell 0.3% over the past month but rose 3.5% over the past year.

Sanford rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Rents increased moderately 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 3.2% in Jacksonville and 0.7% in Miami.
  • Sanford's median two-bedroom rent of $1,130 is slightly below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 6.6% rise in Sanford.
  • While Sanford's rents rose sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Los Angeles (+3.1%), Houston (+2.8%), and Charlotte (+2.4%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Sanford than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, 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 $1,050 $1,250 0.8% 7.6%
Kissimmee $1,010 $1,210 0.2% 5.0%
Sanford $940 $1,130 0.9% 6.6%
Apopka $960 $1,150 -0.0% 3.0%
Altamonte Springs $1,020 $1,230 0.3% 6.1%
Winter Garden $1,000 $1,200 -0.6% 4.8%
Oviedo $1,260 $1,510 -0.3% 3.5%
Winter Springs $1,050 $1,250 0.0% -0.4%
Winter Park $1,010 $1,210 1.3% 6.4%
Casselberry $1,050 $1,250 0.3% 7.0%
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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.


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’s satisfaction with their cities and states
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
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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.