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. 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 SwampRentals.com and follow our tips for apartment hunting.
Don't know where to start your apartment search? We've made it easy with these five things to consider when you're on the hunt for your perfect space. When searching for Gainesville apartments it important to understand the distinction between how apartments are sold because this difference can affect your lease and your budget. 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. 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.
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.
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! Check out this map of Gainesville to learn and get perspective on the area. 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. Navigate Gainesville like a native by becoming an expert on the city's public transportation. 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. The RTS bus system for many students is the primary way they get to and from campus. Check out our tips on how to get familiar with the bus routes that are situated around the UF campus.
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.
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. 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. 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.
UF Off-Campus Student Housing
Living off-campus while in college is a unique, fun experience. Get an idea of resident life, learn about the costing of living and get the best tips on living with a roommate below!
Unsure about living off-campus for the first time? Check out these 10 reasons why off-campus living may be for you. Curious about what apartment life will be like? We have the inside scoop on what resident life is like at Gainesville apartments. Understanding your lease and terms like "guarantors" and "co-signers" is crucial when signing for an apartment. Check out our article to make sure you're informed. Welcome international students! We are here to make your off-campus UF housing search easy. From leases to vocabulary, check out our guide to get ready for your stay in Gainesville.
Get an estimate for your expenses as a student in Gainesville with our comprehensive UF cost of living guide.
Finding an apartment is the easy part. Finding someone to live with can be more of a
challenge. Check out our tips for keeping the peace and handling conflict.
Learn what the GPD Party Patrol is and what you need to know about them.
What Am I Missing?
Let's do a final review of things to ensure you're prepared for relocating to Gainesville.
Here's how to be environmentally conscious while livening in your Gainesville apartment. Renter's insurance is sometimes overlooked, but here are 6 reasons that you may want to consider. Don't forget about your security deposit! Make sure you get your money back with these tips. 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.
Stay up to date with what's going on in Gainesville by tuning into the local news. Check out the CW programming that Gainesville has to offer. You may find your new favorite show! Voting while in college can be tricky. Here's everything you need to know to make your voice heard.