Apartments for Rent 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 for apartments near UF Campus. 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, relaxed atmosphere and 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 looking to...Explore Downtown Gainesville
Midtown Gainesville

Midtown Gainesville

"Midtown" usually refers to 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; you could call it the heart of Gainesville. Students frequent this area in between classes or study sessions at Library West to grab lunch from the...Explore Midtown Gainesville
Northwest Gainesville Video

Northwest Gainesville

Northwest Gainesville is known for quiet, tree-lined 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 of homes...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 the Downtown Gainesville neighborhood. It continues along the southeast corner of campus, encompassing the area south of UF Health along 13th Street all the way past Waldo Road. Some areas are not as densely populated or commercialized, but it is an...Explore Sorority Row & South
Tioga & Haile Video

Tioga & Haile

Here are a few other areas around Gainesville, FL not covered in our other neighborhood guides. Town of Tioga The Town of Tioga and the Tioga Town Center are a few miles west of Gainesville on Newberry Road. It's a relatively new, planned development that is designed to create a "front porch" neighborhood feel. There are completed homes for sale, as well as homes under construction, condos and...Explore Tioga & Haile
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 West Gainesville 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

Can I tour Gainesville apartments virtually?

You sure can! We have added virtual tours to many Swamp Rentals listings so you can tour from home while stay in place recommendations are in force. You can also schedule one on one virtual tours with the leasing team at your favorite apartments. Still have questions? Try this help article on touring Gainesville apartments virtually.

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.

Your Apartment Questions Answered

  • What are some tips for settling into my new Gainesville apartment?

    Moving to a new city and finding the perfect Gainesville apartment can seem like a daunting challenge. But never fear - once you've selected your ideal living situation, get ready to settle in and start enjoying life in this vibrant and welcoming town! You've found a rad new place, either flying solo or with cool new roommates – now what? Here are a few handy suggestions that will make settling into your new Gainesville apartment a breeze.   Prepare the Nest The first thing to... Read More »

  • Best tips for sharing a refrigerator with roommates in Gainesville apartments?

    It's difficult to say you've had a proper college experience without at least once needing to share either a dorm or apartment with roommates. Sometimes, living with other people is necessary since most private, one-bedroom apartments are more expensive compared to apartments with multiple residents under the same roof. If you are in this situation then you probably have to share a kitchen fridge with others as well. Although this might be something you've never had to do before coming to... Read More »

  • What are the best coffee shops in Gainesville?

    If you love coffee and live in a Gainesville apartment, you might be interested in knowing which coffee shops are nearby and whether they're good. Well, I'm here to let you know which coffee shops are worth checking out, no matter if you're looking for a place to study or simply want to satisfy that caffeine craving. Here are my top pics for coffee joints in Gainesville. Opus Coffee The first spot on our list is Opus Coffee. They have both an airstream and several storefront locations so... Read More »

  • What are some ideas for continued learning this summer for kids around our apartment in Gainesville?

    2020 was a different year for all of us. As we get back to a normal way of doing things some have expressed concern for the past disruptions for the kids and how these disruptions have impacted their learning and school progress. Some parents are looking for options for continue learning this summer to make sure their kids are caught up or continue to learn so they are ready for the next school year. With the delayed school year Alachua County Public Schools had a delayed start to summer,... Read More »

  • What are some fun things to do with my friends around my Gainesville apartment this summer?

    Get out of your apartment in Gainesville and seize a gorgeous summer day! Whether you're working, studying, or simply focusing on having a kick-ass time this summer, there's plenty of fun events and things to do on the radar for the next few months. Lucky for you, Gainesville is not only a vibrant midsize town with a young, active population, it's affordable, casual, and offers loads of natural beauty and warm Florida weather. Even if you're not rolling in dough, don't worry – you can... Read More »

  • What are some night-out ideas around your apartment in Gainesville?

    Whether you are new to Gainesville, just starting to come out again since COVID shut things down, or just got your vaccine and feel comfortable getting out again, you may have noticed Gainesville has continued to grow these last few years. Whether you are looking for a spot for a Girl's night out, date night, or a team-building event for your company, we compiled a list of some of the newer spots around your Gainesville apartment for your night out. ROOTS PLANT STUDIOYou may have noticed that... Read More »


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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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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.