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 Gainesville neighborhoods with apartments for rent that match your lifestyle and budget. Here, we can help you find the best student apartments in Gainesville or a perfect family-friendly apartment home in a neighborhood you'll love. Explore our easy to use Gainesville neighborhood map on this page to learn more about each location.

Gainesville Neighborhoods

Discover Gainesville neighborhoods for students and families and then search for apartments that fit your lifestyle and budget. 

Archer Road

The Archer Road sector is home to the Butler Plaza and Celebration Pointe locations is filled with a variety of apartments and just as much food and retail. Locals love this area because it provides easy access to I-75, The University of Florida, and restaurants. Live anywhere in this neighborhood, and you'll never be far from the grocery store, new restaurants to try, or your favorite stores, and convenient bus stops.

Downtown Gainesville

The vibrant downtown neighborhood captures the city's authentic college town vibe, relaxed atmosphere and Southern charm. This location is ideal for UF students and professors looking to live near campus or other cultural highlights.

Midtown Gainesville

Midtown Gainesville typically refers to the area surrounding the UF campus north of University Ave. This is a very student-centric area and UF attendees frequent this area between classes and during game days.

Northwest Gainesville

Northwest Gainesville is known for quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods and a family atmosphere. This area is a great location if you're looking for more conventional apartment properties - perhaps you're a professional student, professor, or family. There is great shopping, dining, and entertainment at classic Gainesville locations.

Sorority Row & South

While not as densely populated or as near to retail and dining, there are a variety of housing options in the Sorority Row and South neighborhoods to choose from that are popular with students at UF.

Tioga & Haile

The 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 neighborhood and many apartments offer a more urban feel. You'll have access to plenty of shopping, dining, and green space.

West Gainesville

West Gainesville, near the heart of town, tends to be one of the most desirable. The variety of apartment options make it sought after by students, professionals, and families. You'll be close to everything you need and a short commute from major employers.

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