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A top-notch college town and a cultural wellspring for North Central Florida
It would be easy to characterize Gainesville as a pure college town—the University of Florida is home to over 50,000 students in a city of 130,000, and the campus is arguably the defining cultural hub of the community. Between the art exhibitions, concerts, lecture series, and, of course, the wildly popular Gator sporting events, the UF campus culture is a magnet for students, locals, and visitors alike.
But Gainesville has much more to offer than just an electric collegiate atmosphere. The historic Hippodrome State Theatre anchors the thriving Downtown district, which is packed with a vibrant assortment of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. Local favorites like Flaco’s Cuban Bakery and Volta Coffee attract a steady stream of students and non-students alike at all hours of the day and night. The city’s abundant music venues are legendary for constantly hosting local, regional, and national acts, largely representing the alternative music scene – most notably, the music festival known simply as The Fest takes over much of Downtown every Halloween weekend.
Large swaths of town are filled with handsome, family-friendly suburban neighborhoods, with great public schools and city parks often within walking distance. Gainesville’s relative isolation from other urban areas means that plenty of unspoiled nature is ripe for exploration nearby, from tubing through the springs to hiking at Devil’s Millhopper to spotting bison (yes, real live bison) on Payne’s Prairie.
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In Gainesville, everyone is a Gators fan
The historic Hippodrome State Theatre, originally a courthouse, was built in 1911
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park includes a 120-foot-deep sinkhole
The University of Florida provides Gainesville residents with a variety of sports events
As of January 2018, the average apartment rent in Gainesville, FL is $734 for a studio, $996 for one bedroom, $854 for two bedrooms, and $1,128 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Gainesville has increased by 21.6% in the past year.
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LUX131015 NW 21st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609$490 - 519 3 Bed Available Soon352-260-0806
3800 SW 20th Ave Unit 305Gainesville, FL 32607$450 Condo for Rent Available Now844-450-0632
3901 SW 20th AveGainesville, FL 32607$500 Townhome for Rent Available Now908-615-0043
3800 SW 20th Ave Unit 309Gainesville, FL 32607$450 Condo for Rent Available Now
4000 SW 23rd St Unit 4-208Gainesville, FL 32608$425 1 Bed Available Now352-260-0800
3800 SW 20th AveGainesville, FL 32607$400 Condo for Rent Available Now6 hrs
2601 SW Archer RdGainesville, FL 32608$425 Townhome for Rent Available Now7 hrs
4000 SW 23rd StGainesville, FL 32608$400 Townhome for Rent Available Now7 hrs
1515 NW 10th St Unit 1Gainesville, FL 32601$481 2 Bed Available Now7 hrs
1500 NW 12th St Unit 3Gainesville, FL 32601$481 2 Bed Available Now7 hrs
University Commons2601 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608$445 4 Bed Available Now2 wks
Bella Vista Village220 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609$475 Studio Available Now2 wks
Forest Green Apartments3501 NE 15th St, Gainesville, FL 32609No Availability 1 wk
University Terrace West3800 SW 20th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607No Availability 2 wks
Arbours at Tumblin Creek1309 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608No Availability 2 wks
Cabana Beach Apartments1601 SW 51st Ter, Gainesville, FL 32607No Availability 2 wks
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