6 Tips for Finding The Best Apartments in Fort Myers

Jean Jones
September 23, 2015


Looking for a new apartment to call your own? Because there truly is no place like home, it’s important to take your time and really compare the options available to you in the Fort Myers area. Here are a few tips and techniques to consider using during your apartment search:

Tip #1: Balance Home, Work, and Travel

Even if the apartment community you choose to live at offers all of the features and amenities you want, it can get tiresome to deal with long travel treks just to get to work or to meet friends for some fun. So look into options like Springs at Six Mile Cypress Apartments, which is under construction and scheduled to open in early 2016. It is located conveniently near Highways 867 and 884.

Tip #2: Focus on the Deal Breakers

Making a list of features and services you simply can’t live without so you know what your deal breakers are. For instance, Springs at Estero Apartments offer options such as a 24-hour fitness facility and wood grain floors, both of which aren’t offered in many communities throughout the Fort Myers area. Narrowing down communities by comparing the deal breakers will result in a solid list of potential options that should be easier to break down using the rest of the tips and tricks here.

Tip #3: Consider Community Perks

Think about how you enjoy spending your free time outside of your home before starting your apartment search – if you have a dog, you’ll need features like a dog park and/or walking trails. So make a list of features, perks, and resources that you’d like to see in your new apartment community that you can refer to during your new home search.

Tip #4: Think About Convenience

Consider the things you’d like to see inside your new home that will help make your life more convenient. For example, if you like to cook look for stainless steel appliances and lots of counter space. If you don’t have time for lots of chores, you’ll want a dishwasher and in-home sasher and dryer.

Tip #5: Consult a Resource Guide

Take advantage of a resource guide, like the Ultimate Apartment Search Guide, that will provide you with ideas for evaluating apartment locations, ways you can rate and prioritize features and amenities, and potential questions that you should ask apartment management.

Tip #6: Compare Lease Options

It’s a good idea to get a list of lease options from potential apartment communities you’re considering so you can make a decisions based partly on getting the best bang for your buck. Rental rates are based on the length of the lease. In Florida, apartment communities are required to charge additional taxes on terms less than 7 months, so many communities do not offer them, but Springs Apartments does.

Using these tips as a guideline during your Fort Myers apartment search should help ensure that you choose the right fit for your needs.

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