Gainesville Relocation Guide

Welcome to Gainesville! We want you to feel right at home here so we've put together a guide to make moving and settling in a breeze. You may not know where to start your apartment search, how to navigate the area or what the best moving tips are--no worries! SwampRentals makes it our job to know Gainesville, so we'll have you feeling like a native in no time. Read along, follow our tips and remember its great to be gator! 

Finding the Right Apartment

Signing an apartment lease is a big decision. With so many apartments for rent in Gainesville, apartment hunting can feel overwhelming. You want to be sure that the space you have chosen can work for your lifestyle and feel like home. Feel confident in your choice when you start your search with and follow our tips for apartment hunting.

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5 Questions To Ask When Touring An Apartment

Knowing the right questions to ask when touring an apartment can be crucial to understanding what it is actually like to live there. Check out the 5 questions everyone should ask on their apartment tour. 

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Renting With Pets

Lots of college students choose to be pet owners while in school. If you're considering getting a furry friend to share your apartment with, here's what you should know beforehand. 

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University of Florida Parent Guide

Are you a brand new Gator relocating to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida? Get a head start on your apartment search, learn about the area, and get settled into college in no time with our Parent Guide. 

Getting Around Gainesville

Whenever you move to a near area there's always an adjustment period, so we're here to make that transition as smooth as possible. From navigating the campus bus systems to parking on campus, we've got you covered. With all of Gainesville's transportation options, you'll be sure to find the method that's right for you. 

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Navigating Gainesville

Discover all of the different ways to get to class and around Gainesville. Find the option that works best for your lifestyle and enjoy the ride!

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Gainesville, Florida Map

Check out this map of Gainesville to learn and get perspective on the area.

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Parking in Gainesville

Finding and securing parking in Gainesville can be a little tricky. Read about the various of factors can change the price and reliability of your spot. 

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Public Transportation

Navigate Gainesville like a native by becoming an expert on the city's public transportation. 

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Flying In and Out of Gainesville

Gainesville is home to its very own airport. This can be a lifesaver for getting home to family or taking a quick trip. Here's what you should know about flying in and out of GVN.

Moving & Utilities

Whether it's your first college move-in day or your last, don't let it be overwhelming. Take the stress out of the day and check out our tips on everything from forwarding your mail to creating an apartment move-in checklist. 

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Gainesville Apartment Moving Checklist

A smooth move-in day can set off the rest of the year right. Prepare for the big day with our Gainesville apartment moving checklist.

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How To Forward Your Mail

Now that you've moved into your Gainesville apartment, a smart next step is to forward your mail to your new address: here's how.

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2 College Brothers Moving and Storage

Trust the professionals with your move. Have move-in day run smoothly and efficiently when 2 College Brothers Moving and Storage does the heavy lifting for you!

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UF Mover Guys & Storage

With over 25,000 customers served, 1,000 Google reviews (4.9/5.0 stars customer satisfaction rate), and 17 years in business, UF Mover Guys & Storage are the professionals that Gainesville has put their trust in moving their valuable items. Whether it be residential, commercial, or labor only services, we let the quality speak for itself. Get a free quote today.

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Later Gator Moving Company

Feel secure in your move when you're in the hands of the top rated Gainesville moving company. Later Gator is licensed and insured to help with local and out-of-state moves.    

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Setting Up Your Utilities

Getting the utilities up and running is essential for starting your new life in Gainesville. Check out our tips to make for a quick and easy set up.

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Gainesville Cox TV Listings

Check out what Gainesville TV provider, Cox, offers in the area.

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Top 5 Gainesville Moving Tips

Moving doesn't have to be hard. Check our these five tips to make moving into your new apartment easy.

What Am I Missing?

Let's do a final review of things to ensure you're prepared for relocating to Gainesville.

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3 Easy Steps To Green Apartment Living

Here's how to be environmentally conscious while livening in your Gainesville apartment. 

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6 Reasons Renter's Insurance Is A Must-Have

Renter's insurance is sometimes overlooked, but here are 6 reasons that you may want to consider. 

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How To Get Your Security Deposit Back

Don't forget about your security deposit! Make sure you get your money back with these tips.

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5 Things To Consider Before Breaking Your Lease

Breaking your lease is a serious decision, so make sure you consider these five things first. 

Additional Gainesville Resources

Get connected in the Gainesville community with these additional resources for entertainment, voting and news. 

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Local Gainesville News

Stay up to date with what's going on in Gainesville by tuning into the local news. 

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Have You Heard UF

Learn about the University of Florida with lifestyle and student tips. 

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The Gainesville CW

Check out the CW programming that Gainesville has to offer. You may find your new favorite show!