Gainesville Real Estate

    Gainesville – A Great Place to Live

    Gainesville is the largest city in Alachua County. The population of Gainesville in the 2012 Census was 126,047.

    Home of the University of Florida, the nation’s 7th largest university campus by enrollment, and home to Santa Fe College, ranked in the Top 10 Colleges by the Aspen Institute.

    Ranked as the #1 place to live in the 2007 edition of Cities Ranked and Rated.

    Ranked as one of the “best places to live and play” in 2007 by National Geographic Adventure.

    Gatorade was invented in Gainesville in the 1960s as a means of refreshing the UF football team.

    In 2007, Warren Bland, author of “Retire in Style: 60 Outstanding Places Across the USA and Canada,” named Gainesville the No.4 best college town to retire in.

    Famous people from the area: Tom Petty, Stephen Stills, Bo Didley, Sister Hazel, Roger Maris, Tim Tebow, the Phoenix brothers and punk band Against Me!

    Schools

    The Alachua County School District maintains the status of one of the most highly regarded public school systems in Florida. Alachua Country School Rankings

    Where To Eat

    Breakfast/Brunch

    Flying Biscuit Sisters Haile Village Bistro The Top
    4150 NW 16th Blvd 5212 SW 91st Terr # A1 5323 SW 91st Terr 30 N Main St
    Gainesville, FL 32606 Gainesville, FL 32608 Gainesville, FL 32608 Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 373-9500 (352) 379-0281 (352) 378-0721 (352) 337-1188
    www.flyingbiscuit.com www.oliveyoueatwell.com www.hailevillagebistro.com

    Lunch

    Adam’s Rib Company
    2111 NW 13th St
    Gainesville, FL 32609
    (352) 373-8882
    www.adamsribco.com

    Las Margarita’s
    4405 NW 39th Ave
    Gainesville, FL 32606
    (352) 374-6699

    Mi Apá Latin Café
    114 SW 34th St
    Gainesville, FL 32607
    (352) 376-7020
    www.miapalatincafe.com

    Blue Highway
    13005 SW 1st Rd
    Gainesville, FL 32669
    (352) 505-6833

    The Copper Monkey
    1700 W University Ave
    Gainesville, FL 32603
    (352) 374-4984

    The Swamp Restaurant
    1642 W University Ave
    Gainesville, FL 32603
    (352) 377-9267
    www.swamprestaurant.com

    Limerock Road Neighborhood Grill
    9158 SW 51st Rd, J101
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    (352) 240-6228
    www.limerockroad.com

    The Jones B-Side
    203 SW 2nd Ave
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 371-7999
    www.thejonesbside.com

    Dinner

    Pomodoro Café
    9200 NW 39th Ave
    Gainesville, FL 32606
    (352) 380-9886
    www.pomodorocafe.com

    Piesano’s Stone Fired Pizza
    5200 NW 43rd Str.
    Gainesville, FL 32606
    (352) 371-7437
    www.piesanostogo.com

    Red Onion
    3885 NW 24th Blvd # A
    Gainesville, FL 32605
    (352) 505-0088
    www.theredoniongainesville.com

    Embers Wood Grill
    3545 SW 34th St
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    (352) 380-0901

    Saboré
    13005 SW 1st Rd, Suite 129
    Newberry, FL 32669
    (352) 332-2727

    Satchel’s Pizza
    1800 NE 23rd Ave
    Gainesville, FL 32609
    (352) 335-7272
    www.satchelspizza.com

    Dragon Fly Sushi
    201 SE 2nd Ave # 104
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 371-3359
    www.dragonflysushi.com

    Emiliano’s Café
    7 SE 1st Ave
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 375-7381
    www.emilianoscafe.com

    Where To Shop

    • Tioga Town Center
    • Oaks Mall
    • Plaza Royale
    • Haile Village Center
    • Thornebrook Village

    Where To Socialize

    Las Margarita’s
    4405 NW 39th Ave,
    Gainesville, FL 32606
    (352) 374-6699

    Ballyhoo Grill
    3700 W University Ave,
    Gainesville, FL 32607
    (352) 373-0059

    SwampHead Brewery
    3140 SW 42nd Way,
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    (352) 505-3035

    Tipple’s Brews
    2440 SW 76 St #110,
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    (352) 672-6303

    Stubbies & Steins
    9 W University Ave,
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 384-1261

    The Swamp Restaurant
    1642 W University Ave,
    Gainesville, FL 32603
    (352) 377-9267

    Mother’s Pub & Grill
    1017 W University Ave,
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 378-8135

    Lillian’s Music Store
    112 SE 1st St,
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 372-1010

    Rockey’s Dueling Piano Bar
    112 S Main St,
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 505-0042

    Tall Paul’s Brewhouse
    10 SE 2nd Ave,
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 505-0990

    Half Cork’d
    116 SE 1st St,
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 519-5221

    Maude’s Classic Café
    101 SE 2nd Pl # 101,
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 336-9646

    Where To Play

    Hart Springs
    4240 SW 86th Ave,
    Bell, FL 32619
    (352) 463-3444
    www.hartsprings.com

    Ginnie Springs
    7300 NE Ginnie Springs Rd,
    High Springs, FL 32643
    (386) 454-7188
    www.ginniespringsoutdoors.com

    Poe Springs
    28800 NW 182nd Ave,
    High Springs, FL 32643
    (386) 454-1992

    Ichetucknee Springs
    12087 S.W. U.S. 27
    Fort White, Florida 32038
    (386) 497-4690

    Parks/Gardens

    Devil’s Millhopper
    4732 Millhopper Rd,
    Gainesville, Florida 32653
    (352) 955-2008

    Payne’s Prairie
    100 Savannah Blvd,
    Micanopy, Florida 32667
    (352) 466-3397

    Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
    4700 SW 58th Dr,
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    (352) 372-4981
    www.kanapaha.org

    Playgrounds/Recreational

    Tioga Town Center
    105 SW 128th St
    Newberry, FL 32669

    Sun Country Sports
    4010 Northwest 27th Lane  Gainesville, FL 32606
    (352) 378-8711
    www.suncountrysports.com

    Bouncin’ Big
    824 NW 250th Terrace
    Newberry, FL 32669
    (352) 214-2612

    Westside Center
    1001 NW 34th St
    Gainesville, FL 32605

    Museums/Performing Arts

    Florida Museum of Natural History
    1659 Museum Rd,
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    (352) 392-1721
    www.flmnh.ufl.edu

    Hippodrome State Theatre
    25 SE 2 Pl,
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 375-4477
    www.thehipp.org

    Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
    SW 34th St & Hull Rd,
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    (352) 392-9826
    www.harn.ufl.edu

    Butterfly Rainforest
    3215 Hull Rd,
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    (352) 846-2000

    Sporting Events

    Gainesville, FL is the home of the Florida Gators. Go Gators!

    • Football (September – December)
    • Basketball (November-March)
    • Baseball (February-June)
    • Gymnastics (January-April)
    • Lacrosse (January-May)
    • Soccer (August-November)
    • Softball (February-May)
    • Volleyball (August-November)

    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

    Hotels/Bed & Breakfast

    Sweetwater Inn
    625 E. University Avenue
    Gainesville, FL., 32601
    (800) 595-7760
    www.sweetwaterinn.com

    Hilton UF
    Conference Center
    1714 SW 34th St,
    Gainesville, FL 32607
    (352) 371-3600
    www.hilton.com

    Best Western Gateway Grand
    4200 NW 97th Blvd,
    Gainesville, FL 32606
    (352) 331-3336
    www.gatewaygrand.com

    Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown
    101 SE 1st Ave,
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 240-9300

    Extended Stay/Short-Term Rentals

    Huntington Lakes
    5400 Northwest 39 Ave
    Gainesville, FL 32606
    (352) 376-9905
    www.huntingtonlakes.com

    Legacy at Fort Clarke
    1505 Fort Clarke Blvd
    Gainesville, FL 32606
    (352) 331-9322
    www.legacyatfortclarke.com

    Lakeshore Towers
    2306 SW 13th St
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    (352) 376-4456

    Daytrips

    • St. Augustine
    • Cedar Key
    • Ocala
    • Orlando
    • Jacksonville
    • Micanopy
    • High Springs
    • Tampa Bay
    • Tallahassee