Orlando Relocation Guide


Tips for Finding Apartments

There are lots of factors that go into finding the right Orlando apartment. These are our best resources to help you get started!

Buying vs Renting in Orlando
6 Questions to Ask When Touring an Apartment
Search for Deals on Orlando Apartments

Getting Around Orlando

Orlando has lots of options for getting around.  Here are some great resources for avoiding traffic and getting where you're going quickly.

Orlando Roads & Highways
Transportation Options
Orlando Area Neighborhood Guide

Packing & Moving Tips

Now that you've decided to make the Orlando area your home, it's time to plan your move and setup your utilities.

How to Choose a Moving Company | Prepare for Moving Day
Tips for Moving Day | Moving Checklist

Making the Orlando Area Your Home

Orlando is so much more than just theme parks. You'll need to venture out from your apartment every once in a while to discover this for yourself.

Orlando Walking & Biking Trails
50 Things To Do In Orlando | Have You Heard UCF

What am I Missing?

Your to-do list is done (or you're procrastinating by reading this right now), and you're asking yourself "what else?"

Orlando Renters Insurance | UCF Student Voting Guide
Living Green in your Orlando apartment
Forwarding Your Mail  | Setting up Utilities

Schools Serving Orlando Area Apartments

One of the best perks of renting apartments is your ability to live in a great school zone. Try these resources to help find your family's match.

Orange County School Zone Map
Seminole County School Zone Map
Orlando Apartments Near Colleges and Universities

Most Frequently Asked Questions

How can I virtually tour apartment communities I am unable visit in person before relocating to Orlando?

There are quite a few options available for touring an apartment and their amenities without visiting in person. Many communities have 360 tours that allow you to walk through their model from your computer or smart phone. Others may have prerecorded video tours or can record a video specific for you of the unit available. Even the best virtual tour can't replace a one-on-one tour with the leasing team. Many teams are able to do live virtual tours via Facetime, Facebook Messenger, Skype, etc. This allows them to walk you through the amenities, model and possibly even the actual unit you will be renting, so you can ask questions as you go.

Can I sign a lease for an Orlando apartment without being there in person?

Most applications and forms needed to secure an apartment are available online, even the apartment lease lease. This is great news if you're relocating to Orlando from out of state, because online leasing allows you to reserve your apartment without making an extra trip. Even if the community's forms are not readily available online, they should be able to assist you in completing these forms via email or another method. The onsite leasing team can help answer any questions and walk you through their application process, so be sure to call them with any questions you have along the way.

I am relocating to Orlando and living in an apartment temporarily while we buy a house. Where can I store the items I will not be moving into my apartment?

Whether your move to an apartment is temporary or you have sentimental belongings you aren't able to part with, there are a couple of different apartment storage options you can look into. Private Garages: Apartment garages may be attached to your apartment and included in your monthly rent or detached and rented separately. Exterior Storage: Some apartments have exterior storage closets that are accessed from your patio, while others may offer storage closets in the breezeway that can be rented for an additional fee.

If I'm relocating from another state, how far in advance should I start looking for an apartment in Orlando?

For a move between states, we recommend beginning your research and planning process 6-months to 1-year before your target moving date. Orlando is a huge area with many neighborhoods to choose from, so your first step will be to identify where you will be working and which neighborhoods interest you within a reasonable commute. Start looking around to get a feel for which apartment features and amenities are important to you and determine your apartment floor plan and budget. Apartments in your favorite neighborhoods will not be able to give you availability until 60-90 days before your move-in date. If you've already done your research, then you should be able to make a decision with confidence when it's time to sign a lease!

How do I choose which school is the best fit for my kids when relocating to Orlando from another state?

Choosing the best school for your kids is a major factor when relocating to a new state. A great first step would be to try our specialized search page designed to help you find apartments near good schools in Orlando. This resource allows you to see school rankings and nearby apartment options all in one place, so you can get your Florida residency off to the best start for you and your family.