What you need to know about Gainesville, FL

Home to the University of Florida and Santa Fe College, the college town atmosphere in Gainesville has yielded many shopping, dining and entertainment nightspots. The city features several public parks, lakes, walking trails and Ichetucknee Springs State Park, and the economy is led by sectors like education, tourism and transportation. Residents also have great access to healthcare, led by Shands HealthCare and North Florida Regional Medical Center.

Top 10 College Towns  2015
Top 10 Best Cities for Centrists 2014


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Business Climate


Homes Owned 37.95%
37.95% Complete
Homes Rented 62.05%
62.05% Complete

Real Estate

In Gainesville, Florida

Ready to move to Gainesville? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Gainesville.

Median Home Price

Lower than the state average


In Gainesville, Florida

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Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In Gainesville, Florida

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Most residents are
10-24 Years old


In Gainesville, Florida

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Bachelor’s Degree 43%
43% Complete
Graduated High School 91%
91% Complete

Gainesville, FL's Rankings

Top 10 College Towns  2015
Top 10 Best Cities for Centrists 2014
Top 10 College Towns 2010