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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