Living in Gainesville FL: A Newcomer’s Guide

What’s it like living in Gainesville FL? As someone who has lived in 6 states and has moved 11 times, I know how stressful and exciting it can be contemplating the move to a new place.  And I also know that having some idea of what you are getting into, and at least just an idea of what life is like, can definitely ease the transition.

Maybe you are a new University of Florida student, or a physician new to UF Health Shands Hospital, or a new medical resident at the University of Florida — whatever brings you to Gainesville FL, you must have questions — the top one being — what is it like living in Gainesville FL?

Personally speaking, I love living in Gainesville FL.  Gainesville is a small city anchored by one of the top universities in the country – the University of Florida.

Life in Gainesville FL is a charming combination of small-town friendliness coupled with bigger-city cultural amenities.  There are plenty of things to do in Gainesville FL and surrounding areas.

Living in Gainesville – Helpful Links

Newcomer’s Guide to Gainesville – an awesome compilation done by the Gainesville Sun in 2008 and still relevant today. A MUST VISIT website for all newcomers.

Why Gainesville FL is one of the best places to live – Gainesville FL regularly makes it onto Best Places to Live lists. Here are a few reasons why. – Typing in any address will show you crimes which happened in the area.

Alachua County Public Schools – if you have kids and you plan on sending them to public school, be sure to check out this website. If you are looking to enroll your kids in school and are wondering how to go about that, you’ll find all the information you need here.

Hope you find this information helpful. If you need additional information please let me know and I’ll see if I can find what you are looking for.

Go Gators!

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