Apartments for Rent in Gainesville, FL
that Meet Your Lifestyle and Budget

Swamp Rentals is the fastest way to find Gainesville, Fl apartments. Built for UF 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, Shands, Santa Fe College or any other parts of Gainesville. Are you a student?  Check out our price by room option. If you're looking to rent the entire apartment, compare price by apartment. Each listing contains photos, videos, neighborhood information, floor plan options  and more. You can even share the apartments you've found with your friends and family via Facebook and Twitter. It's fast, easy and free! 

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 tons of student-living apartments and just as much food and retail. While there certainly are pockets of traditional "non-student" apartments, residents here are primarily students living in the dense clusters of apartment complexes that populate the area. The center...Explore Archer Road
Downtown Gainesville Video

Downtown Gainesville

"Downtown Gainesville" usually refers to the area roughly surrounding the intersection of Main Street and University Ave. Technically speaking, it extends east from West 13th Street all the way to Waldo Road and from South Depot Avenue to North 8th Avenue. Apartments in Downtown Gainesville are great for those looking for a more "urban" feel. There's a lot going on during the day, but even more...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

Sorority Row & South Gainesville starts with Sorority Row and extends east until Downtown. It continues along the southeast corner of campus, encompassing the area south of Shands along 13th Street all the way past Waldo Road. Some areas are not as densely populated or commercialized, but it is an up-and-coming area that is close to multiple hot-spots. Perks Although it is not as highly...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

West Gainesville extends west of the University of Florida's 34th Street border from NW 8th Avenue down to the border of Butler Plaza and all the way west to 91st Street. It is filled with residential neighborhoods, apartment communities, shopping centers and restaurants. Perks This area is so diverse that students looking for close access to campus, without the downfalls of living right on...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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are some of the best fishing spots around Gainesville apartments?

    Some of the best apartments in Gainesville are near some of the most beautiful, serene bodies of water in the state of Florida. Gainesville itself and most of the surrounding areas are abundant with wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and outdoor sportsmen. While it's difficult to find prime fishing locales smack dab in the middle of the city, there are many smaller, but still very close, towns and areas that offer some of the best fishing spots in the North Central Florida area. Payne's... Read More »

  • What are some ways to enjoy Gator football away games near Gainesville apartments?

    There's nothing quite like college football game day in The Swamp. When the Gators have a home game, the atmosphere is electric! However, even when the orange and blue is playing away, the city is still alive with plenty of great viewing options near Gainesville apartments. All you have to do is step into any local neighborhood restaurant or bar to see just how important these rowdy reptiles are to the community. If you're not traveling to the game out of town, rest assured that there are... Read More »

  • What can you tell us about The Nine apartments?

    In recent years, Gainesville has seen exciting new communities near campus like Social 28 and The Standard, new units at Lyon's Corner, and renovation projects at The Courtyards and Oakbrook Walk. We're excited to see a brand-new student housing community popping up in the Sorority Row corridor near UF campus. A short walk from the University of Florida campus, The Nine successfully and seamlessly infuses student living with luxury. While still catering to traditional student needs like study... Read More »

  • What are some steps I can take to be hurricane ready in Gainesville apartments?

    If you've lived in Florida for any amount of time, you probably understand the threat of hurricanes. Hurricane season can run anywhere from the beginning of June until the end of November. If you live in apartments in Gainesville, you probably realize that these seasons can vary from year to year. One year you could have no threat at all, while the next you are bombarded with named storms. As a resident of the Sunshine State, it is very important for you to realize the dangers of these... Read More »

  • Can I have a gardening hobby while renting Gainesville apartments?

    Have you ever wanted to garden but just didn't have the chance to get started? Moving to Gainesville apartments is a great time to pick up this rewarding hobby, especially if you plan on signing a 12 month lease instead of something more short-term. Plants are the perfect addition to apartment décor, and can even useful for cooking, aromatherapy and discouraging unwanted pests. Although Gainesville apartments with patios provide more options and space for gardening, many plants flourish... Read More »

  • What can I do to prepare for the weather when living in Gainesville apartments?

    Most people are well aware of Florida's hot and humid climate, including some very high temperatures in the summer. Air conditioning, light clothing and sunscreen are just a few ways to be prepared for warm weather when living Gainesville apartments. However, Florida is also known for its sudden changes in weather, which includes rain and cold fronts especially in northern Florida. You should also become familiar with the hurricane season and some basic prep tips typical for Florida... Read More »


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