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In depth: Rent across Southwest Florida

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Posted at 8:59 PM, May 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-26 20:59:31-04

After new numbers show Cape Coral's rent continuing to rise, Fox 4 goes in depth to show you what the cost of rent looks like in a growing Southwest Florida.

Fort Myers

Starting in Fort Myers, according to, the average rent for a studio apartment is $1,400 a month. For a one bedroom the average is $1,700, and for a two bedroom more than $2,000.

The number of listings less than $1,500 is very low — less than 7%. More than 75% of the listings are more than $2,100 a month.

Punta Gorda

In Punta Gorda, a one bedroom under $2,000 is easier to find, with an average rate of $1,400 a month.

Finding something bigger for families to live in is much harder, though. says a two bedroom unit is about $2,800 a month.

Almost all listings in Punta Gorda are more than $1,500.

North Port

North Port residents have seen an interesting past few months in regard to rent prices. says that since March of this year, the price of a one bedroom increased by $570, now sitting at an average of $2,400 a month.


You probably won't be surprised to learn that Naples is the most expensive city overall in Southwest Florida.

At just below $2,000 a month, a one bedroom is the most affordable option.

98% of listings in Naples are more than $2,000.

There is some good news, though — the price of one and two bedroom units are at nearly a 3-year-low, according to