Apartments in Gainesville, FL
that Meet Your Lifestyle and Budget

Swamp Rentals is the fastest way to find Gainesville, FL apartments and off-campus housing. Built for University of Florida Gators by UF Gators, we've made it easy for you to search and compare hundreds of apartments in Gainesville. Looking in a specific area of town? Find apartments for rent near UF, UF Health/Shands, Santa Fe College or any other parts of Gainesville. Are you a student? Check out our price by room option and be sure to include the names of any roommates/besties you hope to live with. If you're looking to rent the entire apartment, compare non-student apartments in Gainesville based on price and amenities. Each listing contains photos, videos, neighborhood information, floor plan options and more.

Archer Road Video

Archer Road

The Archer Road section of town (south and southwest of the University of Florida campus) is a large expanse that is filled with a variety of apartments and just as much food and retail. Locals love this area because it provides easy access to I-75, The University of Florida, and restaurants and retail at Butler Plaza and Celebration Pointe. Live anywhere in this neighborhood, and you'll never...Explore Archer Road
Downtown Gainesville Video

Downtown Gainesville

Gainesville's vibrant downtown community perfectly captures the city's authentic college town vibe; a relaxed atmosphere filled with southern charm. Neighboring the University of Florida, this part of the Gator Nation extends across University Avenue east from 6th Street to 15th Street and south from 8th Ave. to 5th Ave. This location is ideal for University of Florida students and professors...Explore Downtown Gainesville
Midtown Gainesville

Midtown Gainesville

The Midtown neighborhood is the area surrounding the University of Florida campus north of University Ave. It extends from NW 34th Street to NW 6th St. and up from University Avenue until you get to 8th Avenue. This area of town is student-central; many call it the heart of the Swamp. Students frequent this area in between classes or study sessions at Library West to grab lunch from the strip's...Explore Midtown Gainesville
Newberry, Tioga & Haile Video

Newberry, Tioga & Haile

Here's some information on Newberry, Tioga & Haile. These neighborhoods are a couple of miles west of Gainesville & are home to many of Gainesville's permanent residents and UF faculty. Newberry Newberry has historically been home to many well-established residential neighborhoods. Recently, this neighborhood has attracted University of Florida grads looking to plant roots in...Explore Newberry, Tioga & Haile
Northwest Gainesville Video

Northwest Gainesville

Northwest Gainesville is known for quiet, scenic, and inviting neighborhoods and a family atmosphere. The boundary starts at 8th Avenue and heads north to 39th Avenue. It extends west from 13th Street all the way to Santa Fe College. It's home to many Santa Fe students, college professors and other local residents, as well as some nice shopping areas. Perks This large area has a nice variety...Explore Northwest Gainesville
Sorority Row & South Video

Sorority Row & South

The Sorority Row & South Gainesville neighborhoods start with Sorority Row, between SW 8th Ave and SW 9th Ave, and extends east until you reach downtown. It continues along the southeast corner of campus, encompassing the area south of UF Health along 13th Street all the way past Waldo Road. This up-and-coming area is known for its close proximity to sorority houses, UF Health, and access to...Explore Sorority Row & South
West Gainesville Video

West Gainesville

The tree-lined, cozy community of West Gainesville is one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods, and apartments in the area are highly sought-after by students, young professionals, and growing families. Extending west from 34th Street to 91st Street, this area is home to a variety of beautiful residential neighborhoods, including houses, apartments, and townhomes, as well as, a...Explore West Gainesville

The Experts on Apartments in Gainesville

The staff at Swamp Rentals has a good deal of experience renting Gainesville apartments. We're all Gators - some of us graduated from the University of Florida years ago, and others are still UF students. When you add it all up, our staff has literally rented from over 50 different apartments in Gainesville. We're here to answer your questions about renting in Gainesville.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know which apartments in Gainesville are a better fit for professionals/families vs. students?

This is a common question in Gainesville, with so many apartment communities close to the University catering to students. Student apartments in Gainesville are typically leased by-the-room, while apartments for non-students are typically leased by the apartment. You should look at the pricing displayed for the apartment community, if it shows $$/room you can expect that they offer individual leases (by-the-bedroom). If the pricing is listed by month ($$/month), that is a good indication that the apartments are leased jointly, or by the entire apartment.

How can I find apartments in Gainesville for non-students?

To find non-student apartments in Gainesville, you'll want to look for features like joint leases (for the entire apartment, rather than by-the-bedroom) and avoid apartments that offer student perks like roommate matching and all-inclusive rent.

When should I sign my lease for the Fall semester?

Student apartments in Gainesville can help you reserve your space for an August move-in date up to 12-months in advance. You'll find the best apartment deals and the most availability earlier in the season, as soon as January-March. We highly recommend signing a lease before the summer semester. Some communities will still have options available during the summer months, just use the Check Availability form on Swamp Rentals to see which apartment floor plans are still available.

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It's not easy to find a perfect place, but we'll help you. Whether you're looking for the perfect 1 bedroom apartment or someplace pet friendly, we offer more than 300 filters for you to use as you narrow down your search for Gainesville apartments. Be thorough! Focusing on location, amenities and whatever else is important for you to live the way you want.


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Off Campus Housing

From undergraduate students to those seeking graduate degrees, to young professionals, and families - Gainesville has apartment options for every lifestyle. Whether you'd like cheap apartments to save some money or luxury apartments to live it up, we've got choices for you and everything in the middle. We specialize in apartments near UF Campus and every other neighborhood in Gainesville. Focus on searching for the floor plan, amenities, and interior features that matter the most to you and you'll be ready to sign a lease with confidence.


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Neighborhood Guides

Relocating to North Central Florida doesn't have to be scary, especially when you rely on our neighborhood guides. From exploring Payne's Prairie to shopping at Butler Plaza, they'll teach you the ins and outs of the area, all while you search for Gainesville apartments. We know you need the most information to make the most informed decision.


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The University of Florida

There's no doubt about it, the Gainesville community's heart beats around The University of Florida. Whether you're moving to Gville to study or work at the top-ranked public research university or to work at one of the surrounding businesses supported by UF's population, you're going to need tips and tricks on which neighborhood and apartment community will best fit your lifestyle. Our team graduated from UF - we've lived and learned in Gainesville, and it's our job to help share those experiences.