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Pros

-College-town amenities
-Performing arts
-Healthcare

Cons

-Summer heat
-Violent crime rate
-Air service


What Bert Has To Say About Gainesville Metro Area


A Florida place many across the country haven’t heard of or thought about a lot, Gainesville has quietly but steadily marched to the head of the class. Gainesville is a right-sized college town centered on the 36,000-student University of Florida. The university is the area’s largest employer, and the economic picture, recently mixed, has recovered well and the area is now one of the strongest and most diverse economies in the state.


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Quick Facts About Gainesville


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Gainesville is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gainesville jobs have Increased by 0.86 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Gainesville's cost of living is 6.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Gainesville's population is 130,128 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 53.51 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Gainesville is $155,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -8.27%.
    SCHOOLS
    Gainesville public schools spend $9,228 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Gainesville.

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It's a good time to buy in Gainesville. Home Appreciation is up 7.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Gainesville Real Estate.
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  3/23/2017
A Quickly-Growing City Filled with Rich Culture

The city of Gainesville, FL has significantly changed over the past several years. Once a town defined only by the University of Florida, its amazing natural landscapes,... (Read More)

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  1/27/2017
Gainesville: classic & timeless, young & eclectic

Gainesville, FL is such a unique, one of kind city. You have the University of Florida, a central hub for student life, community jobs, research, events, sports and much... (Read More)

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  4/20/2016
Gainesville FL - great weather and great people

Gainesville has mostly sunny days. When it rains, it does so with enough gusto to quickly water the grass and plants, and then it's back to sunny skies a few hours... (Read More)

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