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

559 reviews
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I really enjoy Gainesville. It is a typical college town, which is great if you are in college, because it is easy to focus on your studies. I have even noticed that employers are more understanding here of your class schedules and work availability than they are in bigger cities like Miami. The town is expanding and there is contantly construction going on to renovate old places or build new ones, which can sometimes be annoying because of the traffic back-up it creates, but I understand it is bound to happen in any bustling city that is growing, and upon completion of each new construction project I as a consumer will reap the benefits!
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The weather in North Central Florida is amazing! Gainesville is on the I-75 corridor making it convenient to get to Orlando, the Panhandle, and SW Florida. Beaches and attractions are only 2 hours away.
Gainesville has so much to offer its citizens, including sports, educational opportunities, cultural attractions, natural attractions and museums. And, the food selections are endless and include any culture in the world.
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.