Gainesville Metro Area, Florida 

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Population

277,163

45% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Median Income

$41,961

Avg. Home Price

$157,700

United States / Florida / Gainesville Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Gainesville Metro Area, Florida

College town - North-central Florida, 60 miles south of Georgia border
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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Alachua, Gilchrist, 2 total
Metro Area: Gainesville Metro Area
City: Gainesville, Alachua, 13 total
Zip Codes: 32608, 32607, 32606, 32605, 32601, 32609, 32615, 32653, 32641, 32693, 22 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 96 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Gainesville Metro Area is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gainesville Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.88%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Gainesville Metro Area's cost of living is 5.70% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Gainesville Metro Area's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Gainesville Metro Area's population is 277,163 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 44.91%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Gainesville Metro Area is $157,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -13.40%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Gainesville Metro Area public schools spend $9,265 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Gainesville Metro Area. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Gainesville

It's a good time to buy in Gainesville. Home Appreciation is up 7.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Gainesville Real Estate.

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MAPS OF GAINESVILLE METRO AREA, FLORIDA
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ZIP CODES IN GAINESVILLE METRO AREA, FLORIDA
32608, 32607, 32606, 32605, 32601, 32609, 32615, 32653, 32641, 32693, 22 total