About Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville is a charming city and home to University of Florida. The area is known for its natural beauty, with many springs, lakes and rivers. The mild climate encourages outdoor activities and residents enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, bicycling, and camping. Culturally, the city is enriched by the influence of the university. The population of Gainesville is approximately 111,000 with surrounding population of 250,000. Gainesville has a diverse culture, excellent public schools, low cost of living and no state income tax. Gainesville has its own airport and is an hours drive to major cities including Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville. For the past 8 years, Gainesville has been voted among the Top 12 “Most livable cities in the nation” by Money Magazine.