Orlando area - Orange County
Search for rentals in the Orlando area, including these towns:
Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Baton Rouge, Bushnell, Casselberry, Celebration, Champions Gate, Christmas, Chuluota, Clermont, Coleman, Conway, Davenport, De Bary, Debary, Deland, Deltona, Edgewood, Eustis, Fairview Shores, Fern Park, Four Corners, Fruitland Park, Geneva, Goldenrod, Gotha, Groveland, Heathrow, Kissimmee, Lady Lake, Lake Buena Vista, Lake Mary, Lake Panasoffkee, Leesburg, Lockhart, Longwood, Maitland, Minneola, Mount Dora, Mt Dora, Oakland, Ocoee, Orange City, Orlando, Oviedo, Oxford, Pine Castle, Plymouth, Poinciana, Saint Cloud, Sanford, Sorrento, St Cloud, St. Cloud, Sumterville, Tavares, Webster, Windermere, Winter Garden, Winter Park, Winter Springs, in FL.
Average Rental Prices for Orlando:
|Single family home||1 Bedroom||$867|
|Single family home||2 Bedroom||$1,701|
|Single family home||3 Bedroom||$1,483|
|Single family home||4 Bedroom||$1,645|
|Single family home||5+ Bedroom||$2,891|
Orlando house rentals usually range from $1,400 to $1,900 per month. Usually you will pay a bit more in rent for the rentals that have pools, on a lake or close to Disney World.
This small city of just over 200,000 sits in the center of a four-county area that includes Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake Counties. The surrounding population is almost 2 million. When you think of Orlando, you immediately think of its most prolific industry - tourism. This is the home of Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Orlando Resort. It is also close to Port Canaveral, a popular departure place for cruise ships.
Chosen because of its smaller incidence of hurricanes, this sub-tropical area still sees its share. Most recently, hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne from the hurricane season of 2004. Is it global warming?
In addition to its tourist draw, Orlando is also a draw to some high profile corporations including Lockheed-Martin, IBM and Oracle. Its proximity to Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral, and Kennedy Space Center help. All of these are close enough to Orlando to be an easy drive for commuters.
Orlando is home to the second largest University in Florida - The University of Central Florida. It is also near Stetson University (with one of the most highly regarded trial advocacy programs), University of Central Florida, Seminole Community College, Florida Institute of Technology (Orlando Campus) and many other institutes of higher education.
While in Orlando, be sure to check out some great restaurants and nightlife. We had a ball at Capone's Dinner and Show, and Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. I've heard good things about the Pirate Adventure Show and Cowboy's Orlando. There is (of course) a Hard Rock Cafe on the Universal CityWalk. And, when the kids go to bed, don't miss Downtown Disney at Night.
You can fly into Orlando via the Orlando International Airport. Once there, the LYNX bus system can be a great way to get around the four-county area.
Orlando's neighborhoods include the following: Airport North, Avalon Park, Baldwin Park, Callahan, Central Business District, College Park, Colonial Town North and South, Crescent Park, Delany Park, Downtown, Royal Manor Estates, Eastwood, Lake Davis/Greenwood, Lake Eola Heights, Lake Formosa, Metro North, Metro West, Millenia, North Orange, Park Central, Park Lake Highland, Parramore, Rosemont, Richmond Heights, Rio Pinar, Roosevelt Park, Southwest, Stoneybrook, Thornton Park, University Heights, Washington Shores, Waterford Lakes, West Colonial.
City of Apopka Information:
Known as "Fern City" because of the fern industry in Apopka. Located just 12 miles northwest of Orlando with a population of around 31k. I find it interesting that the city web site asks if you have mouse problems, they offer free mouse traps.
Home of Lake Sumter Community College campus. Leesburg has Lake Harris on the south and Lake Griffin on the north side of town. Leesburg also sports a small regional airport. Leesburg has mostly homes for rent from $850 - $1,150.
KB Homes has been constructing new homes in the Poinciana Polk. Poinciana does not have many houses for rent currently. But the town is growing with new homes for sale. Communities such as Solivita are designed with fitness center, swimming pool, dance room and golf courses. Orlando house rentals typically range higher in rent than for Poinciana because Poinciana is quite a distance from downtown Orlando.
Windermere is surround by 3 sand bottom lakes, Lake Down, Lake Butler and Lake Bessie. Windermere has traffic issues since it many commuters need to pass through the town. Many places around town you will see traffic signs that say "Local Traffic Only" with a $200 fine.
When we looked last at houses for rent in Windermere they ranged from $1,100 to $2,300 and one of them at $5,000 a month. Water front rentals of course went for higher side of that range. Most of the Windermere rentals are single family homes that are less than 15 years old. Some of the houses are located in Lake Side at Lakes of Windermere. There are a few townhouses & condos located within Merrick Landing at Summerport. The Preserves at the Lakes of Windermere is a gated community with a Junior Olympic-size swimming pool. If you are looking for a house that backs up to a golf course you can look at West Orange Golf Course.
NeighborhoodScout selected Windermere FL as the number 1 top choice town for families with Children in Florida. Many places in Windermere you can view the Disney Fireworks every night.