Gainesville, Florida 

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FLORIDA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

497,330

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

4,725,486

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

129,394

+4.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$32,108

Median Home Price

$183,000

Best Places to Live in Gainesville, Florida

College town - North-central Florida, 60 miles south of Georgia border. April, November and October are the most pleasant months in Gainesville, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-College-town amenities
-Performing arts
-Healthcare
Cons
-Summer heat
-Violent crime rate
-Air service

 $3,000 
1201 SW 9th Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1664 SqFt
 $2,000 
3740 SW 73rd Way
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1939 SqFt
 $249,900 
3915 NW 59th Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1628 SqFt

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

City: Gainesville
Zip Codes: 32608, 32607, 32606, 32605, 32609, 32601, 32641, 32653, 32612, 32603, 10 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 96 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Gainesville is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gainesville jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Gainesville's cost of living is 10.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Gainesville's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
April, November and October are the most pleasant months in Gainesville, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Alachua county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Gainesville's population is 129,394 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Gainesville is $183,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.6%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Gainesville

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The median home price in Gainesville is $183,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Gainesville   58 Reviews
highest taxes and electric in state! Run!!!!!!!!!! - 5/15/2020
Gainesville has the highest taxes and electrical rates in the state. The city is run by a bunch of liberals who have no idea what they are doing. Crime and homelessness... Read More

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Hell drug hell and corruption - 3/11/2019
I lived here 30 years. There was a time in the 90s when people stated it was bad but really the past 5 or 10 years is worse than the 90s. There is an extensive amount... Read More
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A Quickly-Growing City Filled with Rich Culture - 3/23/2017
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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ZIP CODES IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
32608, 32607, 32606, 32605, 32609, 32601, 32641, 32653, 32612, 32603, 10 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN GAINESVILLE
$3,000
1201 SW 9th Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$2,000
3740 SW 73rd Way
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$249,900
3915 NW 59th Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$299,900
1817 NE 75th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$4,200
1004-1006 SW 1st Ave
Bed 5 | Bath 6

$2,100
2619 NW 2nd Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$340,540
1729 SW 72nd Cir
Bed 4 | Bath 2

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