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Old 03-18-2007, 06:47 AM
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We are relocating from Tampa to Gainesville in May. My wife has accepted an offer to work at Shands Hospital. I would like any information on the Gainesville area I can get. I coach youth sports (soccer) and we have two children. Has anyone made this move? Thank you in advance, Jon
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:02 AM
 
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I think you will really like Gainesville. It has a nice slow pace and plenty of cultural and sporting events for the entire community.

I wouldn't advise trying to find a place far outside of town, as your wife will simply have a longer commute. The traffic coming from the Haile side of town is probably the city's worst. I have a friend who lives out there and he literally tears his hair out on a daily basis.

There is an interesting new development called Madeira which is very close to Shands and is not terribly overpriced. Your wife could literally walk to work. There are also some nice homes in the NW side of town that are closer in that have character and lots of trees. Duck Pond is Gainesville's historic district. You should check it out too. A friend of mine from Tampa goes nuts each time we drive through there.

Good luck.
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