About Gainesville

Gainesville, Fla., is known for being a nature and cultural gem. Located in North Central Florida, midway between the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Mexico, Gainesville is a university community that thrives. The area is known for its beautiful, stately live oaks and many springs, lakes and rivers. There are a number of parks in Gainesville and the surrounding area, where residents and their families can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, bicycling, camping and other sports. There is no shortage of things to do to keep busy. The climate encourages outdoor activities throughout the year, and when you prefer to stay inside, the amount of restaurants, theaters and shopping areas will never get old. The city is constantly expanding by building new parks, breweries and currently a town center. Gainesville offers the excitement of a large city with the convenience of a small town.

Culturally, the city is enriched by the influence of the University of Florida. The population of Gainesville is approximately 133,000 with a surrounding population of at least 220,000. The city offers a diverse cultural environment, excellent public schools and a low cost of living, which makes Gainesville an attractive and affordable place to live. Gainesville is continuously ranked among the best places to live in the nation, and we hope you’ll consider calling it ‘home.’

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