I was recently hired as faculty at UF at the Gainesville, Florida, campus. Where should I start my apartment search?

Photo of Cobblestone ApartmentsCobblestone is located in Northwest Gainesville, perfect for those who want to escape the hubbub of campus!

Welcome to Gainesville, Florida! To answer your question, UF Faculty tend to live in Northwest Gainesville apartments, or they find an apartment in West Gainesville. Some will even live in apartments within surrounding areas like the Town of Tioga or Haile Plantation. Our best suggestion is for you to check out our neighborhood guides. Swamp Rentals has videos of each neighborhood and the apartments within them, so you can see for yourself what the feel of each neighborhood is like.

Gainesville Neighborhoods Ideal for UF Faculty and Staff

Apartments in Northwest/West Gainesville, Tioga, and Haile Plantation are some of the nicest in the area and especially geared toward non-students, with many different perks to choose from depending on your lifestyle.

if you are moving to the area with children, there are some great apartment options around Gainesville for you. To see apartments near local schools of your choosing, under the "School Zones" tab you can filter through which apartments are closest to Gainesville's elementary, middle, and high schools.

Gainesville Apartment Recommendations for UF Faculty and Staff

If you are a dedicated swimmer, The Bartram has an Olympic-size swimming pool decked out with a gourmet outdoor kitchen surrounding it. The luxury apartments in Gainesville have some of the best pools, whether it's to take a few laps or just cool down in the summer heat.

If you are one for the little details and finishing touches, Uptown Villagehas beautiful French doors, vaulted ceilings and tiled floors. You can find other apartments in Gainesville that have perks like rain-shower heads, valet trash pickup, private patios and balconies, granite countertops, and so many other features for you to enjoy.

Looking through all the Luxury Apartments on Swamp Rentals under the "Features & Amenities" and "Appliances" tabs can help you personalize your check list of apartment-musts, whether it be 24-hour fitness centers, nature trails, comprehensive recycling programs, or simply, a washer and dryer included in your apartment.

If you have a pet you want to bring along, you're in luck! Apartments that cater to non-students are typically the most pet-friendly, like Magnolia Place Townhomes, whichsits on 46 beautiful acres for you and your pet to explore and enjoy.

Swamp Rentals can help you filter places that allow pets, whether it be cats, dogs or other types of animals. Regardless, make sure to check with the apartment office about your specific pet. Some complexes have certain restrictions on what kind of pets you can have (some only allow cats for example) or how big they can be. Many luxury apartments too have perks with your pooch in mind, like Legacy at Fort Clarke which has a dog park with pet play equipment.

Most apartments in the non-student areas keep your transportation in mind if you want to live a little way away from the noise of campus with private parking garages or even on-site car washing centers like the one at Hunters Crossing. If you don't have a car, some apartments away from UF campus are still on or close to a bus stop. You can filter through those options under the "Public Transportation & Parking" tab.

Good luck with your apartment search!

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