I rented a 2/1 house for $750/month about a mile away from the law school but the apartment complexes in the area are pretty pricey. You're better off trying to rent from craigslist or a broker. I rented my first house from oldetownbrokers.com (olde with an "e"). There's alot of condos going up in the area as well. hope that was some help.
I have been accepted to FAMU in Orlando and I am havig a hard time finding an apartment. Is there anyone on here that can recommend something that is not far from the school (which) is located on Beggs Ave. in downtown Orlando? I also will have with me two small children ages 5 yrs. and 3 months of age. So I need something that is safe and cost about 700.00 a month. Any help will be greatly apprciated, and please PM me if you know of a place where credit is not a factor, or not a real big deal. I co-signed for a friend in 2002 and she got evicted.
FAMU is right off I4, the main freeway in the city. During off-peak times can get you pretty far in about 20 minutes. Traffic in Orlando isn't horrendous if you know what streets to take, so take some time to look around the different parts of town.I think your best bet is the Altamonte area to the north. It's affordable and a nice/relatively safe suburban area,The Metrowest/Millenia Mall region (southwest on I-4 from the school) is affordable as well, but there has been a spike in crime around that area lately. The East Orlando/Waterford Lakes/UCF area is about 25-30 minutes away from downtown, but offers affordable housing close to a lot of amenities. It's pretty safe too. You might have to take toll roads to get downtown though.The school itself is in a real real shady part of town(Parramore, I believe, which is probably one of the worst parts of Orlando). I would avoid finding a place too close if you have kids.Hope that helps! Good luck.