Gainesville Apartments: 5 Things to Consider

When trying to find the right apartment you have to consider what is most important to you. Is it location, amenities, value, space? Once your priorities are in order, your search for the perfect Gainesville apartment will feel like a breeze.

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  1. Luxury. If what you want is a spacious, relatively new, all-inclusive apartment, then one of the bigger luxury apartment communities might be the best fit. These apartments come with features suited for resort-style living: spas, large swimming pools, tanning beds, door-to-school bus routes.

  2. Location. Which Gainesville neighborhood is the best fit for you? If your degree typically requires 8:00am wake ups for early morning classes, we'd suggest an apartment within walking distance to UF campus. Midtown apartments and apartments near Sorority Row would be great options to consider. If you're ok with a slightly longer commute to campus, you can save some serious cash on your monthly apartment budget by choosing an apartment on SW 20th Ave. If you get to know the Gainesville bus routes, you'll be navigating Gainesville like a pro in no time. 

  3. Autonomy. Finally, if your only priority is to have peace and quiet, opt for one of the grad school, professional-living apartments. They range in value from the simple, budget-friendly communities on 34th Street to the luxurious, yet moderately-priced complexes on the outskirts of Gainesville. We'd also recommend searching for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gainesville for a bit more privacy rather than a shared floor plan.

  4. Trade-offs. In the end, finding the right apartment is all about trade-offs. More amenities will generally raise your price. Renting by the bedroom (so you’re not responsible for paying your roommate’s rent if he skips town) is generally more than renting by the apartment. Lower rents and cheap apartments tend to mean older apartments or homes. Awesome pools can lead to awesome pool parties which could be a really good thing or a really bad thing depending on what you like. Use our real-time search to see what happens if you make tradeoffs. Try lowering and raising your rent price… or add and subtract amenities.

  5. The Key. Keep an open mind in your search.

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