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Average rent in Gainesville, FL

$1,626/mo Gainesville, FL average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Gainesville, FL is $1,626.

    Gainesville, FL apartment rent ranges

    About 35% of apartment rents in Gainesville, FL range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 35% of apartments. Around 12% of Gainesville’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

    Gainesville, FL rent trends

    Getting around in Gainesville, FL

    64 /100
    Somewhat Walkable
    80 /100
    Very Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 64, Bike Score®: 80

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Gainesville, FL last updated?

    Prices and availability in Gainesville, FL were last updated on 30 Jan 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Gainesville, FL?

    The best apartments in Gainesville, FL are: Spyglass Apartments, Wildflower Apartments, 39th Avenue, Alligator Alley and LynCourt Square.

    What is the average rent in Gainesville, FL?

    The average rent in Gainesville, FL is $1,626. Start your search for apartments in Gainesville, FL now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Gainesville, FL?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Gainesville, FL is between $935 and $3,040. View all studio apartments in Gainesville, FL.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gainesville, FL?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gainesville, FL is between $850 and $3,040. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Gainesville, FL now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Gainesville, FL?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Gainesville, FL is between $850 and $3,193. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Gainesville, FL.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Gainesville, FL?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Gainesville, FL is between $609 and $3,813. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Gainesville, FL.

    What type of rental buildings are in Gainesville, FL?

    In Gainesville 61% of the housing is rented out compared to 39% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 12% of Gainesville’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 70% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 16% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Gainesville, FL?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Gainesville are about 31 years old, on average. Of these, 35% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About 95% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 5% are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Gainesville, FL?

    Studio apartments in Gainesville are around 2% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 28% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 40% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    Renter's guide to Gainesville, FL

    Gainesville may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think about Florida. But if you're a nature lover, college sports fan, or prefer small city living, it's one you won't want to miss.

    Here's the run down on Gainesville: the pros, the cons, and everything in between.

    Gainesville is 62 square miles wide, which makes it just barely bigger than Miami—but more than ten times smaller than Jacksonville.

    Gainesville is just 71 miles away from Jacksonville, the state's most populated city, making road trips quick and easy. Atlanta is even closer, at 55 miles, while Orlando is 111 miles away.

    Gainesville has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers that average 70°F at night and 92°F during the day. Afternoon thunderstorms are common during the hotter months, which explains the humidity.

    But because Gainesville is located further from the coast, winters are more distinct than most cities in Florida. Temperatures can even drop below freezing on occasion, though snow is rare.

    Tips for renting in Gainesville, FL

    It's always a good idea to make yourself aware of the landlord/tenant laws for the place you're moving to, as they tend to differ from state to state and city to city.

    In Gainesville, if you break the same rule in your lease twice in the same year, your landlord can file for eviction without giving you the opportunity to fix the problem. That means no second notice and straight to the eviction process.

    Usually the landlord must give a 5 days’ notice before turning the case over to the courts. If the problem is unpaid rent, the landlord is also required to file an initial 3 days’ notice that demands the rent be paid, prior to the 5 days’ notice.

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    Gainesville, FL demographics

    Gainesville, FL has a population of 133,611 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 69,666 of Gainesville’s residents are women and 63,945 are men. The median age of those who live in Gainesville, FL is 26.4.

    Living in Gainesville, FL

    Every place has its good and bad, and Gainesville is no different.

    It's inexpensive, fairly quiet, laid-back, and very nature oriented. In fact, Gainesville is known as Tree City USA—can you guess why? The city also boasts above average healthcare.

    On the other hand, the job market in Gainesville is really competitive. There simply aren't a ton of options. And if you're more of the big city type, Gainesville's size may not suit you either.

    In terms of ethnic composition, Gainesville is moderately diverse. The majority of the city’s population is white, but it also features a sizeable African-American community, along with about 7% Asians.

    Gainesville, FL households

    • 18,972 Family
      32,208 Non-family
    • 8,202 Children
      42,978 No Children
    • 51,180Total Number of Households
    • 2.33Average People Per Household
    • $38,028Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 51,180 households in Gainesville, FL. 18,972 are family households and 32,208 are non-family households. There are 8,202 households with children in Gainesville and 42,978 households without children. On average, about 2.33 people live in a household in Gainesville, FL.

    Things to do in Gainesville, FL

    Whether you're living in Gainesville or just passing through, you're going to look for things to do. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from.

    What Gainesville lacks in big city amenities, it more than makes up for with lots and lots of nature. There's the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, the Butterfly Rainforest, and Paynes Prairie, a Florida State Park that includes over 21,000 acres of savanna.

    If that's not enough, there's the Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park and Florida Museum of Natural History. And then you have more than a dozen nature parks, trails, and more.

    Nature lovers will have plenty to keep them busy here, which means tons of fun things to do with kids in the great outdoors.

    Things to do

    Nature lovers will have plenty to keep them busy here, which means tons of fun things to do with kids in the great outdoors.

    Then there's sports. The University of Florida's football and basketball games are major events in the city, and the atmosphere of game day is something everyone should experience at least once. Even non-football fans will appreciate the electric energy of a packed crowd at The Swamp.

    Florida has plenty of pro teams too—like the Miami Heat, Florida Marlins, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers—all of which are just a short road trip away from Gainesville.

    If you're looking for some culture, you can check out the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art or some of the annual festivals, like the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival or Cinema Verde Film Festival. And Gainesville has a strong music scene too, producing acts like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Eagles.

    If you're looking for some culture, you can check out the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art or some of the annual festivals, like the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival or Cinema Verde Film Festival. And Gainesville has a strong music scene too, producing acts like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Eagles.

    For your shopping needs, there's The Oaks Mall and Thornebrook Village Shopping Center to keep you busy.

    Things to do

    Gainesville, FL employment & economy

    Gainesville's biggest industries are education, healthcare, and insurance.

    Employment here mostly revolves around three key employers, which are the University of Florida, Shands Healthcare System, and the city government.

    Outside of these main industries and employers, business is competitive. Among US cities, Forbes ranks Gainesville #113 in Best Places for Business and Careers and #156 in Cost of Doing Business.

    Education in Gainesville, FL

    College life may be what Gainesville is best known for, since it's home to the famous University of Florida, one of the largest universities in the country.

    The school's academics rank very respectably among public colleges, but where it really stands out is sports. University of Florida has won dozens of NCAA championships across multiple sports, and its athletes have won a combined 50 Olympic gold medals.

    University of Florida also has two Nobel Prize winners, 10 US Senators, and 42 US Congressmen among its alumni.

    Gainesville, FL education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Gainesville, FL is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 23% completed some high school, 19% partially completed college, 13% have an Associate Degree, 26% have a Bachelor Degree, and 17% have a Graduate Degree.

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