Gainesville, Florida 

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+4.1% since 2020

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3.6 / 8.5

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Best Places to Live in Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, Florida is a lively city in Alachua County. Home to the University of Florida, this city is known for its vibrant college town atmosphere. With plenty of shops and restaurants along bustling downtown streets and nearby outdoor activities like canoeing and kayaking at Paynes Prairie State Park, there's no shortage of things to do here. Gainesville also has great schools and universities, as well as several parks where visitors can take in the beauty of nature. Whether you're looking for an exciting night out or a peaceful afternoon in nature, Gainesville is sure to have something for everyone. College town - North-central Florida, 60 miles south of Georgia border.
State: Florida
County: Alachua County
Metro Area: Gainesville Metro Area
City: Gainesville
Zip Codes: 32608, 32607, 32606, 32605, 32609, 32601, 32641, 32653, 32612, 32603, 10 total
Cost of Living: -10.0% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 96 ft above sea level

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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.


The unemployment rate in Gainesville is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gainesville jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Gainesville's cost of living is 10.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Gainesville's Cost of Living

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

In the last Presidential election, Alachua county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 62.7% to 35.6%. More Voting Stats

Gainesville's population is 138,741 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.1%. Learn More...

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

The median home cost in Gainesville is Real Estate: $271,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.0%.

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

It's a good time to buy in Gainesville. Home Appreciation is up 15.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Gainesville is $271,700.
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Reviews for Gainesville   60 Reviews
Not a bad place to live - 11/16/2022
I've lived here most of my life. It's changed a lot, and a lot of the locals don't like it. Because it's home to one of the largest universities in the country, we see a... Read More

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One of the places in Florida - 7/23/2021
Lovely diverse city! People is nice and there is always something to do. Outdoors activities are awesome! The springs are beautiful and there are plenty of hiking... Read More

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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