Midtown – known as “The Heart of Gainesville” – encompasses the entire University of Florida campus and the surrounding area right above University Avenue. It also includes Sorority Row, which sits just south of Shands Hospital and extends past Waldo Road. Obviously this neighborhood is chock-full of students, particularly undergrad. There are many different rental options here, ranging from new apartment complexes to single-family homes that are aging gracefully. Not surprisingly, there are many student-friendly places to visit in these parts, including many rockin’ bars and restaurants that serve a variety of different foods (FYI, the Mexican food in this area is top notch). Most of the action happens on campus, which contains major landmarks like the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the Constans Theater, and the O’Connell Center. All of the city’s big performances, conventions, and sports events take place here. With that being said, this area can get inundated with cars and people – especially on game days. Finding parking is near impossible, but luckily living in this area doesn’t really require a car. The UF bus goes everywhere and Downtown is only a short walk/bike ride away. Everything is easily within reach, so why bother roaming around for parking spaces all day?
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.
Welcome to the January 2021 Gainesville Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the January 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 decreased over the last month. From December to January, the city experienced a -2.63% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Gainesville one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $925.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from December to January, Gainesville experienced a -0.53% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Gainesville two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,117.0.
Rent prices have decreased 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 declining. 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 January 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.