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Old 05-25-2006, 08:56 AM
 
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Hi I am moving to Gainesville. Anyone has any info.
Like entertainment, beach, etc.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:19 PM
 
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Smile Moving out of Gainesville

Well, we are moving out of Gainesville. Have been here several years and are very disappointed with it. It is not the "family friendly" place we were told over and over it was. It is a very Liberal town, so if you are liberal, you will be comfortable here. If you are a conservative, good luck. You will be constantly challenged on your values and beliefs. It sounds like you might be young - can't help you with any clubs or that type place. What are you looking for? There are a lot of concerts at UF. Orlando is close enough to go for a day trip to all of the theme parks. The beach is also close enough for a day trip.

It is a good time to buy a house in Gainesville because property values have really dropped in the last year. Good news for new buyers, bad news for those of us who own homes here. Taxes - especially property taxes are very high in Alachua county. There are some good schools here - a couple of parts of town to avoid as far as crime and bad schools go.

I hope you will be happy in Gainesville. Good luck with your move.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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Well, we are moving out of Gainesville. Have been here several years and are very disappointed with it. It is not the "family friendly" place we were told over and over it was. It is a very Liberal town, so if you are liberal, you will be comfortable here. If you are a conservative, good luck. You will be constantly challenged on your values and beliefs. It sounds like you might be young - can't help you with any clubs or that type place. What are you looking for? There are a lot of concerts at UF. Orlando is close enough to go for a day trip to all of the theme parks. The beach is also close enough for a day trip.

It is a good time to buy a house in Gainesville because property values have really dropped in the last year. Good news for new buyers, bad news for those of us who own homes here. Taxes - especially property taxes are very high in Alachua county. There are some good schools here - a couple of parts of town to avoid as far as crime and bad schools go.

I hope you will be happy in Gainesville. Good luck with your move.
Most true college towns are liberal with everything centered around the University.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
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Most true college towns are liberal with everything centered around the University.
Correct... and if you are over 30, or worse over 40 years old and you're working independent and not with UF, you have a very minimal social life. Most single folks over 40 appear to 'give up', especially over 40 ladies. And eating here (obesity is high) seems to be sport.

Frankly, the few friends I still have here my age, maybe 2 have resorted to late night workouts, reading and anything to keep busy!

My advice? Tampa or better yet, Miami Beach!
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