While Gainesville isn't always known for its bargain basement housing prices, you're in luck. Here at Swamp Rentals, we have a robust list of some of the best cheap rentals in Gainesville
. And let us tell you, cheap doesn't mean they skimp on style or safety! These apartments are budget friendly all while providing some of the very best in amenities, locations, and, of course, PRICE! We know that rent isn't the only factor that you need to account for when calculating your monthly budget. You have to consider heating and cooling bills, food and transportation, cell phone bills, and insurance policies. Finding a cheap apartment in Gainesville is a great strategy because you won't need to sacrifice items on your wish list or ignore some of your favorite locations simply because you can't afford it.
FEATURES OF CHEAP APARTMENTS IN GAINESVILLE FLORIDA
You'll likely find that you won't find many differences at all between cheap apartments in Gainesville compared to their more luxurious
counterparts. While the higher rent prices will be found at properties with some of the most high-end finishes and in closer proximity to hubs like UF Campus
, virtually all of these communities offer features you've come to expect like resort style clubhouses, pools
, fitness centers, and more. You'll find the ability to bring pets with pet-friendly
policies, washers and dryers
in-unit, spacious and well-appointed kitchens and baths with fantastic locations, close to main hubs and points of interest like the University and on main public transportation routes.
CHEAP STUDENT and CONVENTIONAL APARTMENTS
Just because you are no longer a student doesn't mean you don't have a budget to stick to. Often, student apartments
are leased by the room, so be attentive to this detail when researching housing and looking at pricing, especially if you're being especially conscious of price. Often, a listing will quote the $/room so it's clear that that is your personal monthly rent. This is nice for students as you are only responsible for your portion of the lease should roommates' have difficulty making their rent due to factors beyond your control. Conversely, conventional apartment homes will indicate monthly pricing for the entire home. Again, just be aware of how each apartment community presents their pricing so you can best understand the cost especially if you are researching for cheap apartments due to budget constraints.
FREE and CHEAP THINGS TO DO AROUND GAINESVILLE
You're already saving a boatload of cash renting a cheap apartment so there's no need to spend it all in one place trying to have some fun around town! Gainesville is FULL of fun, free (or inexpensive!) things to do. We encourage you to get outside and explore the beauty of this part of north Florida by visiting one of our local state parks for a small vehicle or bike fee. Check out San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
or Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
. Check out apartments in South Gainesville
to live minutes from Paynes Prairie Preserve and Sweetwater Wetlands Park. Do you like a little bit more of an urban and community vibe? Visit downtown Gainesville for awesome free events at Bo Diddley Plaza
including free concerts and yoga.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I find cheap apartments in Gainesville?
Everyone has a different definition of cheap, but we have a great tip to help you find the best rate for your desired floor plan, interior finishes and amenities. Start apartment hunting early. This will allow you to get a sense for the market and average rate for the type of apartment you're looking for. When it's time to get serious about your apartment search, you will already have a thorough understanding of what rates are considered cheap for the type of apartment you are looking for.
When are apartments in Gainesville the cheapest?
You will notice that apartments are usually less expensive during the off-season for moving. If you're a UF student, we suggest locking in your apartment lease at a student property earlier in the Spring semester for Fall move-in. As the apartments begin to fill up, their rates will increase. On the other hand, conventional apartments are typically cheapest during winter months (October-December) because most people choose to move over summer break when their children are not in school.
What kind of deals can I find on Gainesville apartments?
Be on the look out for different specials! Apartments offer a variety of deals, based on the community and time of year. If you do your research, you could come across deals ranging from free gift cards and other giveaways to 1-2 months free. Other apartments may offer waived fees or discounted rates for preferred employers. Make sure to ask the community if they are offering any promotions when you call for more information! Get started by checking out our page for the best deals on Gainesville apartments.