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Old 11-20-2022, 08:33 AM
 
Location: SE PA
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Kind of looking at the Gainesville area as a possibility to rent,however outside of the tricky college area there doesn't seem to be much available. Also is everywhere in Florida that pricey for apartments? I've been hearing that more people from CA and NY are moving in and pushing up the costs...
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Old 11-20-2022, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL; formerly Weston, FL
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Do a search of apartments in Alachua County, rather than just Gainesville proper. That way, you’ll get hits on apartments that are in the unincorporated areas and also nearby cities (Newberry and Alachua for example).

It’s wild how much the cost of housing has increased in Florida, even in the Gainesville area which has historically seen smaller, incremental gains. My informal findings, talking to new people in the neighborhood show that although some have moved from California and NY, most have relocated here from other areas of the state that have a higher cost of living. We’re a prime example; in my 8 home cul-de-sac, half of the neighborhood came from either SE or SW Florida. Three moved in from out of state (TN, NY and GA). Only one original is owner left!

Good luck. No way would I have predicted such demand, and increased prices, when we moved here 7 years ago.
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Old 11-20-2022, 02:20 PM
 
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Kind of looking at the Gainesville area as a possibility to rent,however outside of the tricky college area there doesn't seem to be much available. Also is everywhere in Florida that pricey for apartments? I've been hearing that more people from CA and NY are moving in and pushing up the costs...
That's fiction.

The issue is rental community developers are building only luxury communities with all the bells and whistles
(a swanky clubhouse, saltwater pools, gated security, key fob entry, decked out fitness centers, dog parks, car wash centers, valet trash, stainless/granite kitchens etc) versus nice middle of the road options that could be more affordable.

Are you focused only on FL? There are other options in the Southeast that are much more affordable and equally to more desirable.
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Old 11-20-2022, 07:06 PM
 
Location: SE PA
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Do a search of apartments in Alachua County, rather than just Gainesville proper. That way, you’ll get hits on apartments that are in the unincorporated areas and also nearby cities (Newberry and Alachua for example).

It’s wild how much the cost of housing has increased in Florida, even in the Gainesville area which has historically seen smaller, incremental gains.

Good luck. No way would I have predicted such demand, and increased prices, when we moved here 7 years ago.
I did do a search in the outskirts and it said 'no results'...perhaps I should try on another site but I assumed since most of the rentals were in Gainesville that there probably wouldn't be much left outside of there,especially the 'less desirable' outskirts. Unpopular to most,but desirable to me.

I am basically looking for a warm climate around mid state(so I don't have to deal with the coastal hurricanes)
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Old 11-20-2022, 08:01 PM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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I did do a search in the outskirts and it said 'no results'...perhaps I should try on another site but I assumed since most of the rentals were in Gainesville that there probably wouldn't be much left outside of there,especially the 'less desirable' outskirts. Unpopular to most,but desirable to me.

I am basically looking for a warm climate around mid state(so I don't have to deal with the coastal hurricanes)
It'd help a whole lot if you (and everyone else seeking housing in Florida) would mention how much you can spend, or at the very least - what you consider "pricey."

What's pricey to a penniless person is just pennies to a wealthy person. Wealth is subjective. Also are you looking for an apartment, condo, free-standing home? Would you entertain a manufactured home as an option, or is it a deal-breaker?

Are you by yourself, or do you have family? Will you have a job when you get here, or are you coming with savings and just hoping to find a job after moving in? Or, are you retiring and considering Florida for your retirement home?

Saying "I'm looking in Gainesville and prices are high" doesn't give anyone here anything to go on, in terms of helping you.
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Old 11-20-2022, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL; formerly Weston, FL
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https://www.zillow.com/alachua-county-fl/apartments/I did do a search in the outskirts and it said 'no results'...perhaps I should try on another site but I assumed since most of the rentals were in Gainesville that there probably wouldn't be much left outside of there,especially the 'less desirable' outskirts. Unpopular to most,but desirable to me.

I am basically looking for a warm climate around mid state(so I don't have to deal with the coastal hurricanes)
I did not set any price parameters but when I did a search, I got 2480 hits on apartments.com:

https://www.apartments.com/alachua-county-fl/

160 results in Zillow:

https://www.zillow.com/alachua-county-fl/apartments/

And 2473 at apartmentfinder.com

https://www.apartmentfinder.com/Flor...nty-Apartments

Newberry and Alachua touch the border of western and northern unincorporated Gainesville. They are right next door.
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Old 11-20-2022, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL; formerly Weston, FL
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Also, the cities of Newberry and Alachua are popular choices for people not wanting to be next door to college students. Pretty much anything west of I75 is considered less student friendly.
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Old 11-21-2022, 07:30 AM
 
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I am basically looking for a warm climate around mid state(so I don't have to deal with the coastal hurricanes)
Hurricanes aren't a big deal. Its a pay attention for 3-4 months of the year and every 4-5 years one will end up in your backyard. I've lived in S. FL always within 10 miles of the coast for the last 47 years. Never evacuated once, never had an insurance claim of any type car/home (storm related).
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:28 AM
 
Location: SE PA
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It'd help a whole lot if you (and everyone else seeking housing in Florida) would mention how much you can spend, or at the very least - what you consider "pricey."

What's pricey to a penniless person is just pennies to a wealthy person. Wealth is subjective. Also are you looking for an apartment, condo, free-standing home? Would you entertain a manufactured home as an option, or is it a deal-breaker?

Are you by yourself, or do you have family? Will you have a job when you get here, or are you coming with savings and just hoping to find a job after moving in? Or, are you retiring and considering Florida for your retirement home?

Saying "I'm looking in Gainesville and prices are high" doesn't give anyone here anything to go on, in terms of helping you.
Higher than the average I should say,or around $1000 a month.

I may have my wife with me,but I'll have to set up work in advance as my company doesn't have any locations nearby. It's not a retirement either,a snowbird thing or if I can't swing that then just full time.
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:31 AM
 
Location: SE PA
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I did not set any price parameters but when I did a search, I got 2480 hits on apartments.com

160 results in Zillow

And 2473 at apartmentfinder.com
Zillow tends to lean towards the higher prices,but I only touched on Apartments.com which is what I used to find my most recent place. I'll also check out the others when I get a chance.
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