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Finding an apartment in Orlando can seem like a daunting task because Orlando is such a large metro area. First, think about if you are looking to live near campus. If you're looking to live in an apartment near Rollins College it's best to look at apartments in Winter Park. Rollins College is located off Holt Avenue. The Winter Park area has a lot of apartments to choose from and based on your needs you'll be able to find the perfect option for you. Here are some tips for finding the perfect off-campus Orlando apartment near Rollins College.
What is your budget?
First, look at those apartments within those areas to see if they fit your budget. The obvious benefit to living in Winter Park is living close to the school. Downtown Winter Park is less than a mile from Rollins College and has a lot of fun food and entertainment options, but that comes at a price. The Ravenous Pig, a GastroPub is definitely worth the calories and their beer selection is just as delicious as their food. For early morning classes, it's worth getting up early to experience Keke's Breakfast Café and grab some stuffed French toast and strong coffee to get you through the morning. The closer to downtown Winter Park and Rollins College the more expensive your options will be.
Finding A Budget-Friendly Apartment
If you're finding that those options are out of your budget, there are still more choices that are close to campus. Rollins College is located off Holt Ave and one of the more popular highways near campus is I-4. You can start your search by looking for options East of I-4. There are many options near the Orlando Avenue street as well that many Rollins students call home. Maitland and Altamonte Springs are cities that are close to Winter Park as well and will be a short drive to and from your classes. We've identified 16 different options available within 30 minutes of the Rollins college to choose from and one will definitely fit your needs.
Besides geography, also think if you'd be willing to have a roommate. Having a roommate can make living closer to downtown Winter Park more affordable and feasible. Winter Park and the surrounding areas have many two-bedroom apartment options available and some even three-bedroom options available. Plus, it may be fun to meet some new people and have someone to share the grocery shopping with and carpool to campus.
Transportation to the Rollins College Campus
Transportation is another factor to keep in mind. If you're not going to have a car with you the Orlando apartments that are further from downtown Winter Park may not be an option. However, the apartments in downtown Winter Park are a quick 10-minute walk Rollin College campus. If you're ok with public transportation, there is transit available from running every 15 minutes during the day.