Duckpond is a historic neighborhood located directly northeast of Downtown that earned its name from the ducks paddling downstream from Sweetwater Branch Creek. It has a singular ambiance that is difficult to find in any other part of Gainesville. The tree-lined sidewalks provide shade for the many pedestrians enjoying the area’s gorgeous colonial architecture and well-manicured lawns. The streets are always filled with the sounds of families laughing together and bicycles headed to the nearest park. Aside from the beautiful sidewalks, there are many other lovely attractions in this part of town. The most obvious is the Thomas Center, a historic mansion turned hotel turned cultural community center, also offers some spectacular gardens worth a stroll or two. There are also two amazing parks in the area: Roper Park and Northeast Park. Northeast Park has many recreational facilities, including courts and sports fields of all kinds, as well as a specialized dog park and a picnic area. Though there are mostly families and University staff in the area, young professionals may enjoy the close proximity to Downtown. The neighborhood is extremely walkable and only a 20-minute stroll from UF. However, if you wish to leave the area, a car might be necessary. Be forewarned, finding parking can be a bit difficult.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.
Welcome to the April 2021 Gainesville Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the April 2021 key findings and figures for the Gainesville rental landscape.
Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Gainesville and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Gainesville rent prices in the chart below.
Gainesville rent prices increased over the last month. From March to April, the city experienced a 1.47% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Gainesville one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $897.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from March to April, Gainesville experienced a 0.17% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Gainesville two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,196.0.
Rent prices have increased in Gainesville over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 0 of the Gainesville suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 1 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rents did not increase in any of the Gainesville suburbs
Rent decreased in Newberry, FL.
1 suburb is currently priced higher than the city of Gainesville.
Rent growth in Gainesville over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Gainesville rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.
The price for a Gainesville one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.
You can view the full rundown of Rentable's April 2021 National Apartment Report and data set here.
For more information about Gainesville and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
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Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.