Apartments in Gainesville, FL
that Meet Your Lifestyle and Budget

Swamp Rentals is the easiest way to find apartments and off-campus housing in Gainesville, FL. Custom made for University of Florida Gators by a team of Gators, we've made the fastest way to search and compare hundreds of apartments in Gainesville. Find apartments for rent near UF, UF Health/Shands, Santa Fe College or any other parts of Swamp. Students can browse by-the-room pricing and send your future roommates directly to leasing offices. Compare non-student apartments in Gainesville based on location, price, and amenity preferences. Each listing is thoughtfully created with the latest 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Swamp Rentals team have been matching students with apartments near the University of Florida for over a decade. We're all Gators - some of us were around for the Tebow era, and others are soon to be graduates. Together, we’ve personally rented from over 50 different apartments in Gainesville. There’s no one better to answer your questions about renting in Gainesville apartments.

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.

Your Apartment Questions Answered

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Extensive Filters

Finding the perfect place for you can be a challenge, but Swamp Rentals make it easy. We offer more than 300 filters for you to use as you narrow down your search for Gainesville apartments, so whatever is important to you can guide your apartment hunt. Whether you're looking for the perfect 1 bedroom apartment or someplace pet friendly, we've got you. Many students like to search by distance to campus, amenities, and floor plans. 

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Off Campus Housing

Gainesville apartments are incredibly diverse, with options for every level of academia and options for everyone from young professionals to families. Find what’s right for your needs, whether you'd like cheap apartments to save some money or luxury apartments with all the top amenities. We know all the ins and outs of the Swamp, whether you're looking for a brand new apartment close to class, or someplace on your favorite bus route. Swamp Rentals gives unmatched insight into the lifestyle of each apartment community, so you'll be ready to sign a lease with confidence.

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Neighborhood Guides

Unless you're familiar with the North Central Florida area, you may be unsure what neighborhood in Gainesville meets your needs. From exploring a nature-lovers paradise, Payne’s Prairie, to getting grocery shopping done at Butler Plaza, we’ll give you snapshot of life in your Gainesville apartment.

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The University of Florida

There’s no way around it, Gainesville, FL’s lifeblood comes from The University of Florida. Whether you're moving to Gville to study or work at the top-ranked public research university or to start your career as a working professional, you’re going to need insight on the culture of The Swamp. Our team bleeds blue and orange, and we’re dying to give you all the tips and tricks to living in Gainesville.