Though Fort Lauderdale’s reputation is built on its sun-soaked beaches, the South Florida city is in the midst of a renaissance. The last five years have seen Fort Lauderdale emerge as one of the Sunshine State’s preeminent tech hubs, and the city’s arts and culture scenes are top-tier — and might just give Miami’s Wynwood a run for its money. For many South Floridians, Fort Lauderdale is the place to be. But that newfound attention comes at a price.
As more and more people flock to the “Venice of America,” the average apartment cost has steadily crept higher and higher. Our Fort Lauderdale home, The Edge by Common, is one of the best deals in town with all-inclusive amenities — like onsite laundry, a pool, and a gym with state-of-the-art equipment — starting at only $1,070/month. While Common is the best way to get the most out of life in Fort Lauderdale, let’s take a look at what else $1,500/month can get you in this burgeoning hotspot.
At $1,295/month, this 800 sq ft unit is one of Fort Lauderdale’s more attainable listings. Tile floors throughout, a recently remodeled kitchen, and a bathtub are this 2-bedroom’s biggest draws, and the palm tree-lined courtyard looks like a perfect spot to take your morning coffee (or your golden hour selfies). Pets are allowed at this unit and the building owner pays for gas and trash valet, but electric is up to the renter.
While at first glance this may look like the most inexpensive entry on our list at $850/month, security deposits and cleaning fees bring the move-in cost of this microstudio up to just shy of $2,000. The listing boasts proximity to Publix, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods, but makes it clear that pets–and other tenants outside of the primary renter–are not permitted. This minimalist micro-unit has a lot of potential, and a touch of interior design magic (as well as a Florida breeze through an open window) could make it feel much larger.
This Florida beauty scrapes our price ceiling at $1,500/month, but it makes a compelling argument for its price tag. Private parking, a fenced-in backyard, and well-maintained grounds are bonuses, but the Mexican tile floors and secluded patio are truly the main event. Settled in the Victoria Park neighborhood, like The Edge by Common, this apartment’s location is ultra-convenient. For a whopping $3,000 for your first month with additional fees, however, the neighboring Common is definitely a better deal–meaning you’ll actually be able to enjoy that prime location.
A newly-remodeled 2-bedroom/1-bathroom near the outskirts of Fort Lauderdale. $1,400/month gets you a backyard and brand-new appliances, as well as central A/C — which is an absolute must during sweltering Florida summers. Compared to The Edge by Common and some of our other listings, this unit is relatively land-locked, so if you plan to live your life at the beach this unit might not be for you. It is, however, close to Riverland Park and Pool for when you need to cool off or soak up some sun.
Bar none, Fort Lauderdale’s best bargain is The Edge by Common. Whether you opt for a fully-furnished room in a coliving suite or one of our private apartments, Common’s near-endless list of amenities and added conveniences make it the best way to live in Fort Lauderdale — or any city for that matter. Living in the Flagler Village neighborhood means having nearly everything Fort Lauderdale has to offer right at your fingertips, and as the city continues to evolve this happening neighborhood will only get sweeter.
Already a Fort Lauderdale native, and just seeing what’s out there? Thinking of making the move to this South Florida paradise? Either way, The Edge by Common is one of the best ways to live in this emerging hub. Explore our Fort Lauderdale home, and all that the Flagler Village neighborhood has to offer, and see how sweet South Florida living can be.