• Website: Average rent prices have increased in all but 1 Central Florida community

    By: Jason Kelly , Lauren Seabrook


    Rent costs increased by more than 3 percent in the last year in Orlando, according to ApartmentList.com.

    A one-bedroom apartment costs an average of $1,062 per month in Orlando, $1,288 per month in Oviedo and an average of $1,346 in Lake Mary, the website said.

    The site said prices are more affordable in Cocoa Beach, where the average monthly rent was $716.


    "Unless you're making $22 to $25 an hour, you can't live in an apartment by yourself," renter JJ Camacho said.

    "Mine was $850 when I started, and now it's going to be $1,100 for a one-bedroom," said Luis Morales, Camacho's roommate.

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    The website said Maitland, Melbourne and Winter Park saw the three largest hikes in rent compared with prices last year -- 6.8 percent, 5.4 percent and 5.3 percent, respectively.

    Rent decreased in Deltona by 0.1 percent, the site said.

    Click here for a list of current rent prices in more than 20 Central Florida cities.

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