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Northwest Gainesville

A Gainesville Neighborhood


The Northwest neighborhood is known for its relaxing vibes and warm, welcoming residents. Though this area also contains Santa Fe College, the student life here is much more subdued than UF’s. On the whole, this is an area targeted towards locals and young professionals of all ages, meaning most of the apartments are in single-family homes both old and new. Most of the places you’ll find targeted towards students will be right next to SFC’s campus. However, a quiet student housing life certainly doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do here. For shopping, you can hit up Thornebrook Village, which housing specialty food stores and unique fashion boutiques. For a little taste of nature, head to the Alfred A. Ring Park or drive a little further to Devil’s Millhopper State Park. Magnolia Park is home to a yearly Beer Fest that will leave brew appreciators feeling like they’ve died and gone to heaven. In addition, SFC offers a fabulous planetarium and zoo for public enjoyment. This area doesn’t have as many public transportation options as other parts of Gainesville, so having a car is highly recommended. Downtown is close by, UF is only a 15 minute drive away, and I-75 even closer. Most of the traffic you’ll encounter will be along the main traveling routes: 13th Street and 43rd Street. If you want quick and easy access to the hustle and bustle of Gainesville without living right in the middle of it, then the Northwest is a great option.


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August Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2022 Gainesville Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the August 2022 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 average rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Gainesville Rent Prices Increase From July to August

Gainesville rent prices increased over the last month. From July to August, the city experienced a 1.37% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Gainesville one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $888.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from July to August, Gainesville experienced a 5.51% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Gainesville two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,244.0.

August Prices: Gainesville vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Gainesville and Surrounding Areas

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.

August 2022 Pricing Trends: Gainesville vs. National Comparisons

Gainesville Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

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 average 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 August 2022 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.

Data set for Gainesville and suburbs

1 BR August 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR August 2 BR M/M % Change
Gainesville, FL $876.0 0.81% $1,179.0 3.97%
Newberry, FL $1,465.0 0.00% $1,865.0 0.00%


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.