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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Gainesville is a town in Georgia with a population of 37,291. Gainesville is in Hall County. Living in Gainesville offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Gainesville there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Gainesville and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Gainesville...
Population
37,291

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$869
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Gainesville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    244.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    87
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    394
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,482.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    217.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in Gainesville

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,250
National
$55,322

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I love Gainesville! Now I didn't grow up here so I can't speak as a native but I can speak from a perspective of a new resident. The great thing about Gainesville is that the city surrounds a lake! The people are kind and there is a lot of parks to walk. Another awesome thing about Gainesville is that it is less than an hour away from the Mountains, an hour away from Atlanta, and about four hours away from the beach! two things I would like to see in Gainesville is a better night life and better shopping areas.
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I like that there are plenty of options for food and the local shopping is convenient. However, traffic is a bit of a doozy going down Jessie Jewell. I wish the back roads weren't so rough. But overall a great town. There is so much happening in Gainesville all the time that often you forget how much is out there. You have the lake which is popular all year round, but downtown also hosts many events especially on the weekends! They have several family owned restaurants and shop which are a hit with my family.
It's a small town feel, everyone knows everyone and their families. With most of the area being farming and agriculture it is a quiet and peaceful place to grow up, away from busy city life and noise. It is a true community neighbors helping neighbors when times are tough, we are always here for each other. With our dirts roads, trees, lakes, and cows it's a perfect place for a summer night. Driving around with the windows down, radio off, just listening to what's around outside is truly breathe taking. It was an incredible place to grow up with friends and family I will never forget.