Crowded, professionals, students, busy
The People Are
generally associated with UF or Shands whether they are in the medical field, or studying the medical field. They live here mostly because the commute to UF or Shands is short. This is where the students and adults merge.
Living in SW Gainesville
is exciting. There are plenty of boutique shops, fine restaurants, gorgeous expensive homes to buy with all the trimmings, and a golf course to keep you out of trouble. Game day is a blast. Orange and blue flags line the cars and don’t be seen there without wearing at least some accessory of orange or blue or both.
a physician who needs to be close to work, a student with only a bike for transportation, or anyone who likes walking/jogging trails intertwined within the different communities.
the excitement of SW Gainesville. Butler Plaza and the Haile Village golf course are major attractions, as well as UF itself. Once you learn the streets you can easily maneuver around the traffic jams pre-game time. Call ahead seating is a must at most restaurants to avoid a long wait after the games.
A Little About Southwest Gainesville:
is really made up of two types of residents. The majority of students are clustered closer to UF although you can find many are renting throughout the SW. The bus lines have stops just about everywhere so commuting is not an issue. Then you have the other half, the local families/adults who tend to spread farther from the University. Butler Plaza and the immediate surrounding area is kind of the separating line between the student and resident living. It is littered with great restaurants and awesome shops. Haile Plantation is one of many communities here that offer walking/jogging trails throughout with parks, playgrounds, and this place even has a public golf course and classy shops in the town square.
Rent: $650 – $4200
Buy: $110K – $2.6M
* Based on a 3 bed, 2 bath home.
Commute to UF
in driving minutes
in driving minutes