Gainesville Apartment FAQs

Why do apartments in Gainesville tow cars?

Swamp Rentals posed this question to a local apartment manger a few weeks back. She explained the answer by telling us a story… This particular apartment is across the street from one of the closest bus stops to the UF campus. Student renters living at other communities would drive to this apartment, park, and jump on the bus to UF. What started as just a few students gaming the system quickly grew out of control. Before the manager knew it, her residents were complaining that they no longer had a place to park. Her solution was simple… start towing cars without resident decals. After a few days, her parking lot had spots open for her own renters again. Learn more about parking in Gainesville in the Swamp Rentals resources guide. (3/20/10)