That’s why I’m a big fan of Jefferson Center (930 N. Tamiami Trail) at the corner of Tenth Street and the Trail. It has nice apartments, is beautifully kept, and has a terrific location – across from the Municipal Auditorium, and right across the street from Publix. You can walk to The Players and the Van Wezel and Centennial Park.
Each unit comes unfurnished, with carpeting and a small but complete kitchen. I checked out a one bedroom unit and found it very nice. There is a big walk in closet in the hall, plus another in the bedroom. Utilities (except for phone) are included in the rent, and that includes basic cable. You can have one pet under 25 pounds and there are all sorts of extras that you wouldn’t expect – a pleasant screened porch overlooking 4 acres of grounds, a dog run, and butterfly garden, a well-stocked library, a beauty parlor. There is also a parking lot for residents’ cars and a little bus that takes you shopping. You can live here quite easily without a car.