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Average rent in Gainesville, GA

$1,465/mo Gainesville, GA average rental price, March 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Gainesville, GA is $1,465.

Gainesville, GA apartment rent ranges

About 46% of apartment rents in Gainesville, GA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 2% of apartments. Around 41% of Gainesville’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 11% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

Gainesville, GA rent trends

Getting around in Gainesville, GA

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Walk Score®: 35, Bike Score®: 20

Frequently asked questions

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

Prices and availability in Gainesville, GA were last updated on 28 Mar 2023.

What are the best apartments in Gainesville, GA?

The best apartments in Gainesville, GA are: Hillside Square, Portico at Lanier, Village Square, Century New Holland and Vista Ridge Apartments.

What is the average rent in Gainesville, GA?

The average rent in Gainesville, GA is $1,498. Start your search for apartments in Gainesville, GA now.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gainesville, GA is between $675 and $3,744. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Gainesville, GA now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Gainesville, GA is between $1,010 and $4,482. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Gainesville, GA.

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

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Gainesville, GA is between $1,010 and $4,763. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Gainesville, GA.

What type of rental buildings are in Gainesville, GA?

In Gainesville 57% of the housing is rented out compared to 43% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 15% of Gainesville’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 67% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 17% are single-family rentals.

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

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 26 years old, on average. Of these, 45% 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 all of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none 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, GA?

Rental apartments in Gainesville come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 3% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 29% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 49% of all rentals in Gainesville. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

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Renter's guide to Gainesville, GA

Gainesville is a small city in Georgia, located near the beautiful Lake Lanier and the bottom of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Outdoor recreation is an activity of choice for those living in Gainesville or just visiting the area as there are beautiful parks in the city as well as the Atlantic Botanical Garden which is a must-see. The AARP (American Association for Retired People) ranked Gainesville as one of the top five places to retire affordably in USA Today. Commonly known as the Poultry Capital, Gainesville attracts families of all ages.

Less than one fourth the size of Atlanta, Gainesville is a smaller city with a bustling downtown scene. It's larger than Dalton and just a little smaller than Roswell. Gainesville is about a little over an hour from Atlanta and Stone Mountain and a little less than an hour from Lawrenceville. The city is about three hours and 40 minutes from Charlotte, NC, but it's only half an hour away from Dawsonville.

As a typical southern city, Gainesville is known for hot, humid summers. Fall is cooler, as the temperatures slowly decrease, announcing the short burst of winter. The winters get very cold, but they are relatively short and followed by wet, stormy springs. Average temperatures vary from 32 F lows in January to 87 F highs in July, and Gainesville residents see, on average, 53 inches of rainfall per year.

Tips for renting in Gainesville, GA

The state of Georgia has additional renter's rights supported through the Georgia Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, sex, family status, and more. Landlords cannot turn down renters based on such criteria.

Also, it's very important that you carefully read the lease agreement before signing and check out the renter's rights in the area. If anything seems unclear, don't hesitate to address it with your landlord.

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Gainesville, GA demographics

Gainesville, GA has a population of 41,730 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 22,281 of Gainesville’s residents are women and 19,449 are men. The median age of those who live in Gainesville, GA is 32.4.

Living in Gainesville, GA

There are both pros and cons to living in Gainesville. There are a lot of outdoor recreational activities to do, such as nearby hiking and horseback riding trails. With short winters, there’s more time to enjoy the outdoor life. Despite being a smaller city, the local economy is strong. Some cons to living in Gainesville are the lack of entertainment and arts and culture scene compared to a larger city like Atlanta.

Gainesville, GA households

  • 9,307 Family
    5,312 Non-family
  • 5,177 Children
    9,442 No Children
  • 14,619Total Number of Households
  • 2.78Average People Per Household
  • $57,258Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 14,619 households in Gainesville, GA. 9,307 are family households and 5,312 are non-family households. There are 5,177 households with children in Gainesville and 9,442 households without children. On average, about 2.78 people live in a household in Gainesville, GA.

Things to do in Gainesville, GA

Formerly known as the Queen City of the Mountains, Gainesville is full of the small-town charm, while offering plenty of things to do, many parks and bike trails. Gainesville's Lake Sidney Lanier hosted the 1996 Olympic rowing and kayaking events. The Road Atlanta hosts the Petit LeMans road racing course each year.

Lake Lanier is a significant focal point of the Gainesville life. The lake offers swimming, islands to explore, and it attracts boaters and water sports enthusiasts. It's a top free thing to do, especially for families with kids. Another great thing to do for families is visiting the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The garden has an amphitheater and hosts cultural community events. Families with younger kids can enjoy the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) and a children's museum, with lots of hands-on activities. Other recreational spots are the many parks spread throughout the city, like the River Forks Park and War Hill Park.

There are two fun annual events in Gainesville, the Spring Chicken Festival and the Mule Camp Market Festival. The Spring Chicken Festival is a celebration of all things chicken, with cook-offs, live music, and shopping. Craft vendors from all over the US come to Gainesville for the Mule Camp Market Festival, a three-day event in October.

Things to do

There are two fun annual events in Gainesville, the Spring Chicken Festival and the Mule Camp Market Festival. The Spring Chicken Festival is a celebration of all things chicken, with cook-offs, live music, and shopping. Craft vendors from all over the US come to Gainesville for the Mule Camp Market Festival, a three-day event in October.

There are many affordable and delicious restaurants in Gainesville. Since it is near the water, there are lots of fresh seafood restaurants with reasonable prices. Some favorite restaurants in the area are Atlanta Highway Seafood Market, the Alpha Gyro Grill, Poor Richard's Restaurant, and Mellow Mushroom. Many of the restaurants are located downtown, in the heart of the city. The downtown area also has various boutiques stores and it hosts most of the city's nightlife and entertainment venues.

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Gainesville, GA employment & economy

The main industries in Gainesville are agriculture, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. The city has lower rates of unemployment compared to the rest of the United States. Neighboring counties like Forsyth, north Fulton, and Gwinnett offer employment opportunities for those living in Gainesville and willing to commute. Some of the top companies to work for in Gainesville are the Northeast Georgia Health System, Mar-Jar Poultry, and Cantrell.

Education in Gainesville, GA

There are two options for elementary, middle, and high school education, the Gainesville City School District and Hall County Schools. Some top schools in this city are the Gainesville Exploration Academy, Centennial Arts Academy, Lakeview Academy, and East Hall Middle School. There are four colleges in Gainesville: Brenau University, Lanier Technical College, American Professional Institute, and the Interactive College of Technology.

Gainesville, GA education statistics

The level of education of the population of Gainesville, GA is as follows: 15% have no high school education, 36% completed some high school, 21% partially completed college, 5% have an Associate Degree, 13% have a Bachelor Degree, and 10% have a Graduate Degree.

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