A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$159,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$920
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

Alachua Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    289
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    41
    41
  • Robbery
    10
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    526
    1
  • Theft
    2,106
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,048
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Alachua Reviews

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I have lived in the city of Alachua for about 9 years now and it has grown so much in a sense of population. However, the city its' self has not really matured nor is it willing to accept change. I relocated to Alachua, FL from St. Petersburg,FL shortly after getting married. We built our home there. I immediately began to notice that there was not alot going on in the community for the youth and young adults. I approached the local recreation center's representatives to inquire about starting a step team or some sort of activity outside of the normal football, basketball, and cheer. Something the youth could do maybe between seasons or such. I was shut down, never given a chance to prove that this may have been an opportunity for the city's youth to shine and maybe becaome noticed. I have since tried to start up a local dance team for the community and no backing or support from the city still. So, in a nut shel Alachua in a nice town but don't go looking for any community support.
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Alachua is a nice, quiet small town in north central Florida. It boasts quaint restaurants, friendly people, and a relaxed lifestyle. While maintaining this quiet environment, Alachua also welcomes industry to provide career opportunities to its residents.
Alachua, FL is a small town in North Central Florida that is full of small town charm. You can easily get to know the local business owners and be as involved as you'd like in the community. Main St. has several restaurants and various places to shop. The location is superb with easy access to Gainesville, FL by both I-75 and 441.