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Overview
Population:264,853
Pop. Change:14%
State: Florida
Metro Area:Gainesville Metro Area
County:Alachua, Gilchrist, ... 2 total
City:Gainesville, Alachua, ... 12 total
Zip Code:32608, 32607, ... 22 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Gainesville's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Gainesville Metro Area

Profile: College town  Location: North-central Florida, 60 miles south of Georgia border Elevation: 96 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Interesting Facts about the Gainesville, Florida Metro Area

As of 2014, Gainesville Metro Area's population is 264,853 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 13.97 percent.

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The median home cost in Gainesville Metro Area is $127,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.00 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Gainesville Metro Area's cost of living is 9.70% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Gainesville Metro Area public schools spend $10,006 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18 students per teacher in Gainesville Metro Area.

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The unemployment rate in Gainesville Metro Area is 4.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gainesville Metro Area jobs have Increased by 2.59 percent.


Ranked #15 Most Competitive Public Colleges
Ranked #44 Best Green Cities
Ranked #56 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #88 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
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Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Gainesville Metro Area's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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