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Old 10-09-2012, 10:06 PM
 
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Where is the best location to rent in Gainesville. I have a wife and 3 year old son. Want to be somewhere interesting but still ideal for a small family. Please help. Thanks!

(Going to UF)
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:05 AM
 
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Check out the Northwest side which is convenient to campus yet has a residential/family feel (lots of faculty/staff and families live in the area). You'll want to be north of 8th Avenue to avoid campus congestion and overflow parking during sporting events, etc. and west of 16th Street to avoid the busy and not always desirable 13th Street corridor.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Check out the Northwest side which is convenient to campus yet has a residential/family feel (lots of faculty/staff and families live in the area). You'll want to be north of 8th Avenue to avoid campus congestion and overflow parking during sporting events, etc. and west of 16th Street to avoid the busy and not always desirable 13th Street corridor.
Can you be more precise?

thanks.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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Just to add some more info..I don't know Gainesville at all. I have only been there a few times. I don't know the streets there.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:58 AM
 
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Gainesville isn't very big so basically the entire area west of 16th Street, north of 8th Avenue, east of I-75 and south of 53rd Avenue/Millhopper Road is the area of focus (the NW side). I'd suggest going on Google Maps to get familiar with the city and utilizing the "street view" feature which is a great way to help narrow down, and familiarize. Simply type in a residential address on Google Maps and click on "street view" when it appears. You'll be able to pan around and look at the block as well as "drive" up and down the streets of the area/city using the icon on the map. FYI, once past 43rd Street headed west or 39th Avenue headed north it's becomes a lot less dense which further narrows the search area. Within the overall area like anywhere else you'll find random blocks that aren't so great, but it'll be evident to avoid.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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To add to that, the Haile Plantation/Town of Tioga area is great for families. This area is west of I75, but still close to UF. You could effectively live anywhere in Alachua County and still commute easily to the campus. The Gainesville metro area is very, very small, and very easy to navigate.

Do a google search for Allison Ables. She is a good realtor, and will be able to guide you on your search.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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I have a close friend that has a few decent places for rent in Ocala.

Do you think it would make sense or be a good idea to drive that far for school?
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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General advice would be to stay West of 75.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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I have a close friend that has a few decent places for rent in Ocala.

Do you think it would make sense or be a good idea to drive that far for school?
That is going to take you 40 mins each way. Could be longer.
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