We are so happy to welcome you to our town! Whether you’re relocating from another state or just across town, you need to know what all of Gator Country has to offer you.
Most of our agents are Gainesville locals and have continued to raise their own families here as well as help other families find their perfect home here.
Gainesville is the largest city in Alachua County and has a population of over 134,000, according to the 2018 US Census excluding students at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College which adds another 53,000 and 17,000 respectively.
Our city is proud to be the home of Santa Fe College and the University of Florida, ranked number seven among public universities nationwide and the nation’s fifth-largest university campus by enrollment.
Because of the vibrant student, family and professional population in our town, we have found that Gainesville always has something going on, from sporting events and festivals to farmer’s markets, concerts and more.
Nearly every year, the city tops the lists for best places to live, and we aren’t surprised! Gainesville offers a plethora of job opportunities, a decent cost of living, and a commitment to going green. Our city also is rising in innovation and technology with a rich startup culture due to the founding of Grooveshark, a music-streaming service.
Businesses and inventions like Gatorade, which was originally created to refresh the UF football team, have put Gainesville on the map, along with several famous individuals who originated from our town, including Tom Petty, Stephen Stills, Bo Didley, Sister Hazel, Roger Maris, Tim Tebow, the Phoenix brothers, and punk band Against Me.
Our families love living here and we are so proud of our city. We love finding and supporting all that Gator Country has to offer, and we hope you are inspired to go out and explore the town for yourselves! Here’s a curated list of some of our favorite places of interest and natural spaces that we feel make Gainesville a great place to live, work and play.
Places to Visit
- 34th Street Wall
- Baughman Center
- Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
- Bivens Arm
- Civic Media Center
- Devil’s Millhopper
- Florida Museum of Natural History
- Butterfly Rainforest Museum
- Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail State Park
- Gainesville Raceway
- Haile Homestead
- Harn Museum of Art
- Hippodrome State Theatre
- Ichetucknee Springs State Park
- Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
- Lake Alice
- Marjorie Kinan Rawlings Historical State Park
- Newnan’s Lake
- Paynes Prairie
- San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
- Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
- Stephen C. O’Connell Center