Discover the best neighborhoods in Gainesville, Florida with Gainesville, also affectionately referred to as "The Swamp", is home to the University of Florida, Santa Fe College, major healthcare centers like UF Health and NFRMC, the Innovation District, Celebration Pointe, and Butler Town Center. It's also the perfect place to call home. Whether you're looking to set down roots permanently, or you'll only be here for a few years, there are an array of neighborhoods in Gainesville with apartments for rent that match your lifestyle and budget. Here, we can help you find the best student apartments near the University of Florida or a perfect family-friendly apartment home in the best Gainesville neighborhood for you. Explore our easy to use Gainesville neighborhood map on this page to learn more about each location.

Gainesville Neighborhoods

Discover the best neighborhood in Gainesville for you and then search for apartments that fit your lifestyle and budget. 

Archer Road

The Archer Road neighborhood (south and southwest of the University of Florida campus) is a large expanse that is filled with a variety of apartments and just as much food and retail. Apartments on Archer Road provide easy access to I-75, The University of Florida, and restaurants and retail at Butler Plaza and Celebration Pointe. Live anywhere in this Gainesville neighborhood, and you'll never be far from the grocery store, new restaurants to try, or your favorite stores.

Downtown Gainesville

Gainesville's vibrant downtown neighborhood perfectly captures the city's authentic college town vibe; a relaxed atmosphere filled with southern charm. Neighboring the University of Florida, this part of the Gator Nation extends across University Avenue east from 6th Street to 15th Street and south from 8th Ave. to 5th Ave. Apartments in Downtown Gainesville are ideal for University of Florida students and professors looking to live in an exciting area but still be near campus.

Midtown Gainesville

Midtown Gainesville is the area surrounding the University of Florida campus north of University Ave. It extends from NW 34th Street to NW 6th St. and up from University Avenue until you get to 8th Avenue. This area of town is student-central; many call it the heart of Gainesville. Apartments in Midtown and College Park are perfect for students, whom frequent this area in between classes or study sessions at Library West to grab lunch from the strip's many restaurants, for happy hour to celebrate passed exams, and to find the best tailgate parties on game day.

Northwest Gainesville

Northwest Gainesville is known for quiet, scenic, and inviting neighborhoods and a family atmosphere. The boundary starts at 8th Avenue and heads north to 39th Avenue. It extends west from 13th Street all the way to Santa Fe College. Apartments in NW Gainesville are home to many Santa Fe students, college professors and other local residents, as well as some nice shopping areas.

Sorority Row & South

The Sorority Row and South neighborhoods start with Sorority Row, between SW 8th Ave and SW 9th Ave, and extends east until you reach downtown. It continues along the southeast corner of campus, encompassing the area south of UF Health along 13th Street all the way past Waldo Road. This up-and-coming area is known for its close proximity of apartments near sorority houses, UF Health, and access to multiple bus routes for commuting to campus and around town.

Newberry, Tioga & Haile

The Newberry, Tioga and Haile neighborhoods are located a few miles west of the heart of Gainesville. Here you'll find current and new apartment developments ready to rent. There is a great family atmosphere in this Gainesville neighborhood and many apartments offer a more urban feel. You'll have access to plenty of shopping, dining, and green space.

West Gainesville

The West Gainesville neighborhood is a tree-lined, cozy community & is one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods. Apartments in the area are highly sought-after by students, young professionals, and growing families. Extending west from 34th Street to 91st Street, this area is home to a variety of beautiful residential neighborhoods, including houses, apartments in
West Gainesville, and townhomes, as well as a wide-selection of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. 

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