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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$841
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    453
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    86
    41
  • Robbery
    179
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    420
    525
  • Theft
    2,911
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    237
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,818
National
$53,889
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Gainesville Reviews

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I love living just outside of Gainesville. They Have a great Schools and in the heart of Gainesville is the University of Florida. The Univeristy Has a huge hospital for UF to practice with real patients and learn hands on experience that you would use in the real world. I currently attend Santa Fe college and love the resources they have for me to get through college easier and stress-free. For anyone coming out here to stay for college, there are plenty of beautiful apartments for students and plenty of delicious restaurants all over university road. For anyone coming to visit UF for a medical, business or engineering program, I promise you'll be blown away! Good Luck.
I was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. I really enjoy the city, and think it's a great place for families to live. It offers many activities and programs for children, and recently it has more and more stores and shopping centers being developed. It is a very safe and friendly city, and thanks to the University of Florida and Shand's Hospital, it is also very diverse. There's also a wonderful selection of restaurants! You could eat out at a different one every night of the month.

With all of that being said, the price of living has continued to go up every year, and there are more and more apartment complexes being built. The city is starting to feel congested, with traffic getting worse every year. They try to reroute traffic and make the roadways work, but there's not enough space. There is also a very clear poverty divide between the East and West sides of town.
My name is Corey Gagne. I am from Gainesville, FL! This town is a beautiful town ran by the University of Florida and Shands Teaching Hospital. As you can imagine there are a lot of jobs offered from these two institutions. You can bet that 7 out of 10 work for either UF or Shands. Without UF and Shands, Gainesville would be a little country town. Night life is GREAT if you like night life. Me however, I have grown out of that stage after having my two year old son. Amazing food, attractions, museums especially with the university. Easy to get around town. You can really get anywhere in Gainesville in 15 minutes. There are beautiful springs 20 minutes away the beach is just an hour down the road!