Moving to Gainesville FL
Gainesville Florida is divided into quadrants: Northeast Gainesville, Northwest Gainesville, Southeast Gainesville, and Southwest Gainesville.
The quadrants begin at the intersection of Main Street and University Avenue in downtown Gainesville. An easy way to figure out which quadrant you are in is to look at the street signs (NE, NW, SE, SW).
For the directionally challenged, remember APRIL to figure out which direction you are going.
Running east/west: A=Avenue; P=Place; R=Road; L=Lane
Running north/south: everything else (i.e. Street; Boulevard)
Gainesville Florida is a small city, boasting a population of 124,354 (247,336 countywide) as of the 2010 Census.
The University of Florida and Shands Hospital at UF are Gainesville’s largest employers. Other top area employers in Gainesville Florida include CH2MHill, Alachua County Public Schools, City of Gainesville, and Nationwide Insurance.
Kids in Gainesville and surrounding communities attend Alachua County Public Schools. The Alachua County Public Schools website includes tons of helpful information for parents, including links to each school within the Alachua County Public Schools system, the school calendar, how to register your child for school, and more.
The Regional Transit System offers extensive bus routes throughout Gainesville. Information on bus passes and routes throughout the city can be found on the Regional Transit System website.
The Crime Reports website is an excellent online crime mapping tool where you can type in any address and see what types of crimes have taken place nearby.
Depending upon where you live in Alachua County, your electricity will be provided by Clay Electric, Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), or Progress Energy.
Water and natural gas are provided by either GRU or Progress Energy, again depending upon where you live.